Linda Elting, PhD, MPH, Oral History Interview, April 23, 2015
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Major Topics Covered:
- History of MD Anderson Institutional Review Boards
- Women’s careers at MD Anderson
- Mentoring researchers and leaders
- MD Anderson growth and changes to MD Anderson culture
Chapter 17: A Brief History of Office Space Occupied
Chapter 18: A Brief History of Institutional Review Boards at MD Anderson
Chapter 19: Researchers in Relationship to Institutional Review Boards: A Perspective from an IRB Chair
Chapter 20: Adding Biostatistician to Research Protocols Raises the Bar of MD Anderson Research
Chapter 21: A View of Women’s Careers at MD Anderson
Chapter 22: Cultivating Talented People Willing to Dedicate Themselves to a Research Life
Chapter 23: Projects Remaining Before Retirement
Chapter 24 : Overview of MD Anderson Presidents and the Effects of Rapid Growth
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Elting, Linda E. MPh and Rosolowski, Tacey A. PhD, "Linda Elting, PhD, MPH, Oral History Interview, April 23, 2015" (2015). Interview Sessions. 116.
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About the Interview
About the Interview Subject:
Linda S. Elting (b. 10 February 1951, Houston, Texas) came to came to MD Anderson in 1970, working in coding and data collection in the Department of Epidemiology. She joined the faculty in 1991 as an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and today holds joint appointments in the Department of Biostatistics & Applied Mathematics, the Department of Health Services Research, and the Department of Health Disparities Research. Dr. Elting is best known for conducting research on the value of care and the effects of health policy on delivery of care. Trained as an epidemiologist, Dr. Elting has brought a populations-based focus to research on MD Anderson patients and Texas cancer patients in general.
Dr. Elting retired to part time in January 2014. She served as Chief of the Section of Health Services Research in the Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics from 2001 until her retirement. She worked with MD Anderson’s Institutional Review Boards for many years and served as Chair of IRB IV, created to review protocols for non-clinical and community based research.