Former Chair and Adjunct Professor Louise Ryan (PhD ’83) received the Centennial Medal in May, presented by the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) to its alumni honoring their “contributions to society as they have emerged from [their] graduate education at Harvard.” The medal, GSAS’s highest honor, was first awarded in 1989 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the School’s founding. Since that time, 100 accomplished alumni have received the medal at an event that celebrates their achievements. This was the first time the award was given to a statistician.
The University of Milano-Bicocca awarded an honorary degree in Biostatistics to Marcello Pagano, Professor of Computational Statistics, “for having significantly contributed to progress and innovation in biostatistics in epidemiological research and public health.”
The ceremony included speeches by Rector Cristina Messa, Professor Walter Maffenini, Director of the Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, Professor Rino Bellocco and Professor Giovanni Corrao (thas recently joined our group as the Assistant Director for Finance. He is working closely with faculty, grant managers and administration on financial strategic planning and day-to-day operations for the department.