World-renowned scholar honored with UH Cancer Center emeritus professorship

September 20, 2018

Dr. Laurence Kolonel, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Dr. Laurence Kolonel,
Professor Emeritus,
UH Cancer Center

Laurence Kolonel, MD, PhD, was honored with an emeritus professorship at the UH Cancer Center in 2018. He has also held an emeritus professorship in the Office of Public Health Studies since 2013.

Kolonel served for 30 years as director of the epidemiology program at the Cancer Center. He is a world-renowned scholar in the fields of epidemiology and prostate cancer, and has published more than 500 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Kolonel was honored with an R-37 MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health for his research on diet and cancer. In 2013, he received the prestigious American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention from the American Association for Cancer Research. He is also the co-founder of the Multiethnic Cohort Study, which follows more than 215,000 participants for health events in Hawaiʻi and California.