It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Jeanne Zborowski, PhD, a senior research specialist in the Department of Epidemiology. She had been with GSPH for more than 10 years and will be greatly missed.
She was the principal investigator of a project titled “Breast Artery Calcification and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome” in which digital mammography is used to test the feasibility of determining if calcification of the breast artery visible on digital mammograms might be used as a sentinel for coronary calcium and CHD risk within a population of high risk women. She was the project director for the Allegheny County Air Pollution Study, a retrospective investigation of cardio- respiratory outcomes and exposure to air pollutants. Dr. Zborowski was also the principal investigator for a study in Hazelton, Pa., titled “Cancer Risk in a Community Exposed to Benzene from a Gasoline Spill.” This is one of the first investigations to consider the relationship between benzene exposure from leaking underground storage tanks and cancer risk in a community setting. Dr. Zborowski had extensive experience in the evaluation of hospital-based information as she was a certified clinical laboratory scientist and clinical laboratory director. She worked on numerous investigations involving large data sets including the Three Mile Island Cancer Registry and the Hawaii Heptachlor Cancer Registry.
Visitation will take place Saturday and Sunday, January 17 and 18, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania 15314, 724-239-2255. Those wishing to sign an online guest book can do so here.