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Real Option Value and Path Dependence in Oncology Innovation. Based on an OHE Lunchtime Seminar, this Seminar Briefing addresses a persistent issue: how to adequately reward innovation through the pricing of new medicines given the limitations of the information available at launch.

Composed of academics and thought leaders from within and outside the UK, OHE’s Editorial Board has provided advice and guidance to the OHE's peer-reviewed publications programme since the 1960s. In January 2014, Anita Charlesworth, Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust, and Professor Nicholas Mays, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, joined the Board.

OHE's extensive expertise in health outcomes will be further enhanced with the addition of Mike.

OHE is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Herdman as Head of Health Outcomes, a new position at OHE. Mike brings with him extensive experience in psychometrics and in the development and validation of quality of life instruments.

OHE is pleased to announce that biostatistician Dr Fraser Lewis has joined the team as Head of Statistics, leading our statistical research, consultancy and advisory activities. Fraser's principal areas of expertise are in statistical modelling of data from biomedical studies. His particular interests include methods of analyzing data from observational studies and graphical multivariate modelling

OHE’s Director, Professor Adrian Towse, has been elected President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) for the 2014–15 term and will serve on the ISPOR Board of Directors as President-elect during 2013-14.

Composed of academics and thought leaders from within and outside of the UK, OHE’s Policy Board has provided advice and guidance to the OHE on its research programmes since the 1960s. In April, Professor Sir Michael Rawlins and Professor Peter C Smith joined the group.

OHE is recruiting a highly motivated, experienced and energetic statistician to head its statistics function and contribute to its core activities. Applications must be received by Wednesday, 8 May 2013.

OHE is delighted to welcome Prof David Parkin as a visiting researcher at OHE over the coming months. A long-standing member of the EuroQol Group, Prof Parkin's expertise will provide valuable insights for OHE's current research programme around EQ-5D topics.

OHE is recruiting a highly motivated, experienced and energetic economist on a fixed term contract to contribute to its core activities. Applications must be received by Friday, 12 April.

Professor George Teeling Smith OBE, who set up the Office of Health Economics in 1962 and served as its Director for three decades, died unexpectedly on 28 January 2013. OHE would not exist but for George, nor would it have thrived for 50 years without his foresight in establishing OHE with the Policy Board and Editorial Board arrangement.

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