Hutson named statistical reviewer for transplantation research program

Published January 29, 2015

Alan Hutson, a researcher at UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), has been chosen to serve as a statistical reviewer for 2014 grant proposals submitted to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Transplantation Research Program (CRMRP).

The program was developed to assist the treatment of U.S. soldiers injured in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

This year, CRMRP will award $15 million to groundbreaking, scientific research proposals that support the execution of complex limb and face replacements.

Hutson, professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, and chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at RPCI, specializes and publishes in the areas of bioinformatics, clinical trials, computational methods and order statistics. A UB faculty member since 2002, he is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and has received more than $7 million in research funding since 2010.

The CRMRP supports innovative research that fosters new directions for, and addresses neglected issues in, the field of reconstructive transplantation research, specifically vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA)-focused research.

 VCA refers to the transplantation of multiple tissues, such as muscle, bone, nerve and skin, as a functional unit (e.g., a hand or face) from a deceased donor to a recipient with a severe injury.