St. Jude researchers among the most highly cited in 2019

Eighteen scientists from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital were recently named Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 by the Web of Science Group.  

The annual list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication. The ranking demonstrates significant research influence among their peers. The 2019 St. Jude Highly Cited Researchers are:

Kelly Caudle, PharmD, PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences

James R. Downing, MD, St. Jude president and CEO

John Easton, PhD, Computational Biology

David Ellison, MD, PhD, Pathology chair

Amar Gajjar, MD, Pediatric Medicine chair

Douglas Green, PhD, Immunology chair

Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, PhD, Immunology vice-chair

Richard Kriwacki, PhD, Structural Biology

Jing Ma, PhD, Clinical Application Core

Charles Mullighan, MBBS (Hons), MD, Pathology

Ching-Hon Pui, MD, Oncology chair

Mary Relling, PharmD, Pharmaceutical Sciences chair

Leslie Robison, PhD, Epidemiology and Cancer Control chair

Michael Rusch, Computational Biology

Paul Taylor, MD, PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology chair

ShengdarTsai, PhD, Hematology

Gang Wu, PhD, Center for Applied Bioinformatics

Jinghui Zhang, PhD, Computational Biology chair

The methodology that determines the who’s who of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.

The data are taken from 21 broad research fields within Essential Science Indicators, a component of InCites. The fields are defined by sets of journals and, in the case of multidisciplinary journals such as Nature and Science, by a paper-by-paper assignment to a field based on an analysis of the cited references in the papers. This percentile-based selection method removes the citation advantage of older papers relative to recently published ones since papers are weighed against others in the same annual cohort. 

The full 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here, and the methodology can be found here.

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