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[Recommending Approval of Olkin's CTR Proposal]

Date: 23 Jan 1976
Length: 2 pages
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Abstract

Transmits Olkin's curriculum vitae and his proposal for Council for Tobacco Research (CTR) Special Projects funding for a project entitled "A Study of the Models Used in the Analysis of Certain Medical Data". Indicates how he intends "to examine the theoretical structure of the 'multivariate logistic risk function'", originally used in National Institutes of Health MRFIT study of heart disease in Framingham. Notes Gardner has reviewed and approved the proposal and requests feedback (attachments missing).

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LETTER
Author
Shinn, William W. (TI Communications; Shook, Hardy, CTR Attorney)
TI Communications Committee and was also a lawyer for CTR. William W. Shinn worked for Shook, Hardy & Bacon.
Author (Organization)
Shook, Hardy & Bacon (Tobacco Industry law firm)
Tobacco Industry law firm based in Kansas City, KS.
Recipient
Ahrensfeld, Thomas F. (PM General Counsel & Sr. VP, TI Executive Committee)
TI Executive committee
Bryant, DeBaun (CTR Director, BW Attorney)
DeBaun Bryant was employed by Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation and served as Director for the Council for Tobacco Research 1/31/75, 1/30/76, 1/28/77, 1/27/78 and 1/27/79. He was also a Board Member of the University of Kentucky Tobacco & Health Research Institute in 1979 and 1980.
Hetsko, Cyril F. (VP of ATC; CTR Director)
Vice President and General Counsel for American Tobacco. Served on the Executive Committee as a CTR Director.
Roemer, Henry C. (Jack) (RJR VP; CTR Director)
RJR in 1958. He served as Vice President & General Counsel of RJR Legal Dept. in 1970, Senior Vice President & General Counsel of their Legal Dept. 1972-1983, and retired in 1986. Board of Directors 1972-1983; as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary from 1982 to the present, as RJR Tobacco Secretary & Director 1958-1970; and as Vice President and General Counsel in 1970.
Stevens, Arthur Joseph (LOR Sr. VP '89-95 and TI Communications)
Served on Lorillard Board of Directors 1985-92, was Senior Vice President from 1989 to 1995, served as General Counsel for Lorillard '93-95. Served on Tobacco Institute Communications Committee.
Copied
Greer, Joseph H. (LM Gen. Counsel, Asst. Secretary 1972-74)
J. H. Greer was employed by Liggett & Myers, Inc. and served as Assistant Secretary from 1972 to 1974. (Source: L&M, et al Summary of Officers & Directors - LGI/LTC Liability Notebook.) Joseph H. Greer is former General Counsel for Liggett & Meyers.
Haas, Frederick P. (Liggett, General Counsel)
Frederick P. Haas was a member of the Board of Directors of Liggett & Meyers from 1966 through 1976. From 1975 and 76 he was Special Counsel. (N.M., L & M Liability Notebook, Section 3, Personnel List)
Holtzman, Alexander (PM Asst General Counsel. 1975-85.)
Pepples, Ernest, J.D. (BW General Counsel and Sr. VP)
Pollack, Lester (LOR Exec. VP, Secretary & Gen. Counsel)
Employed by Loew's Corp. as Vice President, 1971. Senior Vice President 1972-74, Exec. VP 1975-78. Served on Board of Directors 1971-95, was employed by Loews Theater, Inc.
Named Person
Olkin, I. Dr.
Kastenbaum, Marvin A., Ph.D. (TI Statistics Director)
Kastenbaum has knowledge of the Tobacco Institute's and the tobacco industry's participation in the public disinformation regarding the health hazards of tobacco use, the manipulation of nicotine in tobacco products and the marketing of tobacco products to children.
Gardner, William Ullman, Ph.D. (CTR Scientific Advisory Board grant reviewer)
Dr. Gardner worked for Counsel for Tobacco Research -- U.S.A., Inc. He was a member of CTR's committee which reviewed grant applications in 1974. (UCSF000134) Gardner served on the Scientific Advisory Board for CTR and was a CTR Scientific Director. (N.M.'s CTR Who's Who) (PMI's Introduction to Privilege Log and Glossary of Names, Estate of Burl Butler v. PMI, et al, April 19, 1996). See Gardiner, Bill, TTLA Almanac - Names.
Named Organization
Stanford University
National Institutes of Health
Council for Tobacco Research - USA (CTR) (Formerly Tobacco Industry Research Committee (TIRC))
Originally organized as the Tobacco Industry Research Committe(TIRC) in 1954, and renamed Council for Tobacco Research - USA, Inc. (CTR) in 1964.
Keyword
Multivariate analysis
Statistics
MRFIT
CTR Special Projects
Thesaurus Term
data analysis
industry sponsored research
tobacco industry structure
epidemiology
research activity
human subject
governmental spending
expenditure
educational organization
cardiovascular disease
tobacco industry scientist
government agency

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LAW OFFICES SHOOK, HARDY ~ BACON "{)15 GRAND AVENUE KANSAS CITY, HISSOURI (54106 January 23, 1976 Thomas F. Ahrensfeld, Esq. DeBaun Bryant, Esq. Cyril F. Hetsko, Esq. Henry C. Roemer, Esq. Arthur J. Stevens, Esq. Please find enclosed a copy of the Vita of Dr. Ingram Olkin, chairman of the Department of Statistics at Stanford Uni- versity. I met with Dr. Olkin and Dr. Marvin Kastenbaum on December 17, 1975, .at which time we discussed Dr. Olkin's interest in multivariate analysis statistical models. Dr. Olkin is well qualified and is very articulate. I learned, in visiting with Dr. Olkin, that he would like to examine the theoretical structure of the "multivariate logistic risk function." This particular statistical technique has been employed in the analysis of the Framingham study of heart disease and is the basis of the federal government's multi-milliondollar MR.FIT program ("Multifactorial Risk Factor Intervention Trial"). In spite of the fact that it has been used extensively to analyze epidemiological data, the technique has not been subjected to an in-depth analysis by theoretical statisticians. Nor has it had the proper peer review in the literature of professional statisticians. We believe that a modest effort now may stimulate, a broader in- terest in such questions especially among theoretical statisticians at Stanford and elsewhere. A copy of Dr. Olkin's proposal, "A Study of the Moderls ~ Used in the Analysis of Certain Medical Data" is enclosed. Hei~is ~ asking for two years of support at the rate of $6,000 per year.~ ~ Dr. Gardner has reviewed and approved the proposal.
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SHOOK, HARDY ~. BACON General Counsel January 23, 1976 Page 2 We recommend funding of this project in a total amount of $12,000, and would like to advise Dr. Olkin about the pro- posal by the middle of February, if possible. Sincerely, William W. Shinn WWS/rf Enclosure cc: Joseph Greer, Esq. Frederick P. Haas, Esq. Alexander Holtzman, Esq. Ernest Pepples, Esq. Lester Pollack, .Esq.

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