Marvin Zelen Awardee w. Richard Simon – Thursday

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Kresge Building, Room G2
Coffee: 3:30pm | Lecture: 4pm | Reception: 5pm

We look forward to welcoming Dr. Richard Simon next month as he receives the 2017 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science. Dr.Simon will be presented with the award and will deliver a lecture on:

“Translating Genomics to Personalized Oncology: Key Contributions of Statistical Scientists”

The development of whole-genome biotechnology and its application to tumor samples has resulted in dramatic changes to cancer drug development and clinical evaluation. These changes have been facilitated by innovations in high dimensional data analysis and new designs for clinical trials. The changes have resulted in a major improvements in the treatments that cancer patients receive.

In my presentation I will review some of these developments. I will describe how genomics has introduced problems of discovery, classification and prediction to a field too focused on inference. I will describe paradigm shifts in clinical trial design and will highlight some of the important features of the Statistical Science environment that foster trans-disciplinary creativity in achieving scientific and statistical excellence.

See award website for more information.