The Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health
has named Xiao-Li Meng, Ph.D.,
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and Whipple V.N. Jones Professor of Statistics at Harvard University, as the recipient of the
2014 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science. The lecture entitled "Personalized Treatment: Sounds heavenly, but where on Earth did they find the right guinea pig for me?" will be given
on Friday, May 23 at 11:00 am in the Snyder Auditorium at Harvard School of Public Health. Please RSVP for the lecture and following luncheon by contacting Carolyn Ingalls at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-432-1057.
This annual award, supported by colleagues, friends and family, was
established to honor Dr. Marvin Zelen's long and distinguished career as
a statistician and his major role in shaping the field of biostatistics.
The award recognizes an individual in government, industry, or academia,
who by virtue of his/her outstanding leadership, has greatly impacted the
theory and practice of statistical science. While individual accomplishments
are considered, the most distinguishing criterion is the awardee's contribution
to the creation of an environment in which statistical science and its
applications have flourished. The award recipient will deliver a public
lecture on statistical science at the Harvard School of Public Health and
will be presented with a citation and an honorarium.
Nominations for next year's award, to be given in May 2015, are welcome and should be sent to the following
address or made by e-mail by clicking on this link:
Marvin Zelen Leadership Award
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
655 Huntington Avenue, Bldg. 2, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Nominations should include a letter describing the contributions of the candidate,
specifically highlighting the criteria for the award, and a curriculum vita.
Supporting letters and materials would be extremely helpful to the committee.
All nominations must be received by December 1, 2014.