Check out this recent article from Harvard’s Statistics Department highlighting the career accomplishments, personal and professional influences, and the recent lecture given by Dave Harrington on the occasion of his receipt of the Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science this spring. The article emphasizes not only Harrington’s professional achievements but his contributions to nurturing a strong statistics community through research, teaching, and administrative roles. Harrington’s talk at the Marvin Zelen Leadership Award was introduced by Xihong Lin who highlighted his community contributions through his support of students, postdocs, and junior faculty. The lecture itself was titled “The Special Relationship between Survival Analysis and Cancer Research – Successes and Persistent Problems”, and presented the collaboration between statisticians and cancer research scientists, which led to an increase in the cure rate in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. As the article concludes, while Harrington has been recognized for his achievements in developing and analyzing statistics in the biomedical field, his receipt of the Zelen Award gives particular recognition for his lasting impact on the scientific community and the next generation of scientists.
Department of Biostatistics