The lectureship was established in perpetuity in memory of Dr. Myrto
Lefkopoulou, a faculty member and graduate of Harvard School of Public
Health. Dr. Lefkopoulou tragically died of cancer in 1992 at the age
of 34 after a courageous two-year battle. She was deeply beloved by
friends, students, and faculty.
Each year the Myrto Lefkopoulou Lectureship is awarded to a promising
statistician who has made contributions to either collaborative or methodologic
research in the applications of statistical methods to biology or medicine,
and/or who has shown excellence in the teaching of biostatistics. Ordinarily,
the lectureship is given to a statistician who has earned a doctorate
in the last fifteen years. The lecture is presented to a general scientific
audience as the first Department colloquium of each academic year. The
lectureship includes travel to Boston, a reception following the lecture,
and an honorarium of $1000.
Nominations for next year's lectureship are welcome and should be sent
to the following address or made by e-mail by clicking on this link:
Nominations should include a letter of nomination and a C.V. All nominations must be received by April 15, 2016.