Colin Begg to Receive Zelen Leadership Award

The 2019 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science will be presented to Dr. Colin B. Begg, Chairman and Attending Biostatistician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and
Professor of Biostatistics and Public Health at Cornell University.

The award will be presented to Dr. Begg in recognition of his leadership in statistical methods for cancer research, his fundamental contributions to design and analysis of clinical trials and diagnostic imaging studies, his years of service on national advisory committees, his extensive contributions to leading research journals, his commitment to mentorship and leadership in the statistical community, and for building an environment in which statistics and its applications have flourished.

Thursday, May 2, 2019
FXB Building, Room G13
Coffee 3:30pm | Lecture: 3:45pm | Reception 4:45pm in FXB Atrium

“Challenges of Leading a Biostatistics Department in the 21st Century”

In this talk I will reflect on how the field of biostatistics has evolved in the almost 50 years since I first began my own training in statistics. The opinions are influenced by my 30-year experience leading a department at a major cancer center that encompasses various quantitative disciplines. Topics discussed will include changes in the methods used, the emergence of other disciplines that are built around expertise with data and data analysis, the challenges of working in the competitive medical research environment, and the importance of maintaining the key principles on which the field is based.

Student / Postdoc Lunch

1:00-2:00 – Student/Postdoc lunch – Please contact Shaina Andelman to schedule

See website for more info on this prestigious award and a list of previous winners.