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Awards

These awards are intended to recognize faculty and student efforts that have enhanced the graduate program or department through educational activities. The overall goal is to acknowledge outstanding educational endeavors by students and faculty.

Student Awards

Distinguished Teaching Assistant: For recognizing excellence in teaching and a dedication to peer education. Faculty committee solicits nominations from students and faculty, and selects awardees; awardees are ineligible the following year; one award presented each year.

Recipients: Hannah Weeks (2018) ; Jonathan Chipman & Allison Hainline (2017); David Schlueter (2016); Sarah Fletcher (2015)

Commodore Award in Biostatistics: For recognizing student efforts that have enriched the department and/or graduate program through ingenuity, dedication, and altruism. Faculty committee solicits nominations from students and faculty, and selects awardees; awardees are ineligible the following year; one award presented each year.

Recipients: Svetlana Eden (2018); Jacquelyn Neal (2017); Lucy D’Agostino McGowan (2016); Mark Giganti (2015)

WS Gossett Award for Exceptional Research: For recognizing exemplary dissertation/thesis work or for exceptional contributions to a research project/collaboration. Faculty committee solicits nominations and selects awardees; prior awardees are ineligible; one award presented each year.

Recipients: Christina Tripp Saunders (2018); David Schlueter (2017); Derek Smith (2016); Qi Liu (2015)


Faculty Awards

Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching: For recognizing excellence in teaching and an altruistic commitment to student classroom learning. A student committee solicits nominations and selects awardees; awardees are ineligible the following year; upto two awards can be presented each year.

Recipients:  Jonathan Schildcrout (2018); Jeffrey Blume (2017) Hakmook Kang (2016); Robert Greevy & Jonathan Schildcrout (2015)

Outstanding Faculty Mentor: For recognizing excellence in dissertation and thesis advising and/or dedicated mentoring with an altruistic commitment to student learning beyond the classroom. A student committee solicits nominations and selects awardees; awardees are ineligible the following year; one award is presented each year.

Recipients: Robert Greevy (2018); Robert Johnson (2017); Bryan Shepherd (2016); Jeffrey Blume (2015)


Department Awards

Links to publications can be found by clicking on the recipients name.

Patrick G. Arbogast Collaborative Publication Award: Given out annually to recognize an outstanding collaborative publication from a biostatistician or team of biostatisticians in our department. Papers are judged on scientific influence and biostatistical contribution.

Recipients: Tatsuki Koyama & Kang-Hsien (Frank) Fan (2013); Jeffrey Blume (2014); Rameela Chandreskhar (2015); Matthew Shotwell (2016); Tatsuki Koyama (2017)

Methods Publication Award: Given out annually to recognize an exceptional methodological publication for a biostatistician or team of biostatisticians in our department.

Recipients: Qingxia (Cindy) Chen (2013); Dandan Liu (2014); Jonathan Schildcrout (2015); Bryan Shepherd, Frank Harrell & Qi Liu (2017)

Linda Stewart Analysis Report Award: Given out annually to recognize an exceptional applied analysis report written by a staff biostatistician in our department.

Recipients: Jennifer Thompson (2013); Cathy Jenkins (2014); JoAnn Alvarez (2015); Run Fan (2017)

 

Selection Committees: The student body determines the composition and function of the student committee. The chair of the student committee, who is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the selection process, is approved by the director of graduate studies. Professor Dupont will serve as faculty advisor to the committee, if needed. The faculty selection committee is chaired by the director of graduate studies and has voting members selected from graduate program faculty.