The March 2008 issue of Scientific American includes an extensive feature about what it calls, "the largest workplace health study ever conducted." Gary Marsh, PhD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics, leads the research team that is examining records of nearly a quarter million people who worked at Pratt & Whitney plants in Connecticut over the past 50 years. They are searching for brain cancer cases among employees and also trying to determine if exposure to workplace toxins might account for higher-than-expected rates of brain cancer. Also mentioned in the article are team members Jeanine Buchanich and Zb Bornemann. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago round out the investigative effort.