Nan Laird

2015 Recipient of the Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science

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Nan Laird, Ph.D.

Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of Public Health
Professor of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Professor Laird will receive this prestigious award on May 22nd for her outstanding leadership and inspiring role in impacting the theory and practice of statistical science; and for her contribution to the creation of an environment in which statistical science and its applications have flourished.

 

Lecture

“Repurposing DerSimonian and Laird for Big Data Meta-Analysis”

Award History and Criteria

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.