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Biostatistics

Honors and Awards

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Biostatistics faculty and students have been recipients of the following awards:


The Helen Abbey Award

abbey award

2017 recipient, Leslie Myint with Department Chair, Karen Bandeen-Roche.

The Helen Abbey Award, established by friends, faculty, colleagues, and former students of Dr. Abbey (ScD, 1951), celebrates her long tenure with the Department of Biostatistics. The award honors a Biostatistics student in the second year or higher who has shown a commitment to teaching after graduation.

Award winners are usually announced by the first of May each year.

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For more information, please contact Mary Joy Argo, Academic Administrator (phone: 410-614-4454; fax: 410-955-0958; email: margo1@jhu.edu).


Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Recognition Awards

Since 1993, these awards have been given annually by the students of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in recognition of outstanding educational contributions to the School by various faculty and students. Biostatistics faculty and students who have been so honored are listed below:


American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows


American Statistical Association Fellows


The June B. Culley Award

culley award
2016 recipients, Yu Du and Claire Ruberman with Department Chair, Karen Bandeen-Roche.

 

The June B. Culley Award honors outstanding achievement by a Biostatistics student on his or her schoolwide examination paper.

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Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Alpha Chapter

The Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society is the national public health honor society. It aims to recognize and promote excellence in public health research, scholarship, and service for improvement of health of all people, worldwide. It is similar to Phi Beta Kappa, the honorary society for letters and sciences. Candidates for graduate degrees are selected in recognition of merit and excellence in their studies. A more limited number of faculty and alumni of public health graduate schools also can be nominated for membership. Nomination is on the basis of distinguished achievements in research, scholarship, and work that promotes the public's health.

Biostatistics faculty, students, and alumni to have been so honored are listed below:

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Departmental Discretionary Award

2010 Departmental Discretionary Awardee

2010 recipient Vidya Venugopal (left), with Honors and Awards Committee chair Ingo Ingo Ruczinski

Periodically, the Department honors special achievement in academics, research, or teaching through a Departmental Discretionary Award.

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The Louis I. and Thomas D. Dublin Award

Dr. Thomas Dublin, a 1941 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Department of Epidemiology, established this award in 1999 to honor his father, Dr. Louis Dublin, a distinguished biostatistician who was a forerunner in his field and served as a vice president at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York. Knowing that biostatistics and epidemiology have long been united by a tradition of collaboration, exemplified by the notable partnership of Lowell Reed and Wade Hampton Frost, who investigated the dynamics of epidemics and disease distribution in populations, Dr. Dublin felt strongly about establishing a fund to support students with a joint focus in these two disciplines. Therefore, the Louis I. and Thomas D. Dublin Award for the Advancement of Epidemiology and Biostatistics supports those students whose research focuses on the effective use of statistical reasoning and methods in epidemiology.

Award winners are usually announced by the first of May each year.

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For more information, please contact Mary Joy Argo, Academic Administrator (phone: 410-614-4454; fax: 410-955-0958; email: margo1@jhu.edu).


The Jane and Steve Dykacz Award

Prasad Patil

2016 co-recipient, Prasad Patil with Department Chair, Karen Bandeen-Roche (Elizabeth Sweeney, other co-recipient is not pictured).

The Jane and Steve Dykacz Award was established by our alumna, Janice Dykacz (PhD 1982-83), and honors her parents through recognition of an outstanding paper by a Biostatistics student in the area of medical statistics

Award winners are usually announced by the first of May every year.

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For more information, please contact Mary Joy Argo, Academic Administrator (phone: 410-614-4454; fax: 410-955-0958; email: margo1@jhu.edu).


The Glaxo SmithKline Award

2011 Glaxo SmithKline Awardees

2011 recipient Yifei Sun(left), with Glaxo SmithKline representative Dr. Feng Liu (right)

This award, sponsored by Glaxo SmithKline, is intended to encourage interest in the field of biostatistics and honors outstanding achievement by a Biostatistics student on the first-year comprehensive exam.

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For more information, please contact Mary Joy Argo, Academic Administrator (phone: 410-614-4454; fax: 410-955-0958; email: margo1@jhu.edu).


The Golden Apple Award

Since 1971, this award has been given annually by the students of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in recognition of excellence in teaching. Biostatistics faculty members who have been so honored are listed below.

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The Kocherlakota Award

Subrahmaniam Kocherlakota

Dr. Subrahmaniam Kocherlakota,whose life was dedicated to his family, teaching and research. To his friends and colleagues, he was known as Subu. (1935-2009)

Boyang Zhang and Guoqing Wang

2016 recipients, Boyang Zhang and Guoqing Wang with Departmental Chair, Karen Bandeen Roche.

The Kocherlakota Award honors outstanding achievement by a Biostatistics master's degree student on the first-year comprehensive examination. It is the analog of our award honoring outstanding achievement on the first-year comprehensive examination for Biostatistics PhD students. We are extremely grateful to our alumna Dr. Kathleen Kocherlakota (ScM 1963, ScD 1969), who has established this award in memory of her husband and our alumnus, Dr. Subrahmaniam Kocherlakota (ScD 1964).

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For more information, please contact Mary Joy Argo, Academic Administrator (phone: 410-614-4454; fax: 410-955-0958; email:margo1@jhu.edu).


The Margaret Merrell Award

This award, established in 1995 by the friends, colleagues, and former students of the late faculty member Dr. Margaret Merrell (ScD, 1930), recognizes outstanding research by a Biostatistics doctoral student.

Award winners are usually announced by the first of May each year.

merrell award
2017 co-recipients, Tianchen Qian and Jiawei Bai with Department Chair, Karen Bandeen-Roche

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PhD Examination Award

Guanghao Qi
2016 recipient Guanghao Qi with Department Chair, Karen Bandeen-Roche.

This departmental award honors outstanding achievement by a Biostatistics PhD student on the first-year comprehensive examination.

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Royal Statistical Society Fellows


The George Snedecor Award

This award, given annually by the American Statistical Association, is in recognition of the best publication in biometry. Biostatistics faculty members who have been so honored are listed below.


The Mortimer Spiegelman Award

This award, given annually by the Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association, recognizes outstanding contributions to public health statistics by a statistician under the age of 40. Biostatistics faculty members who have been so honored are listed below.


Staff Recognition Award

This award is given annually by the students of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in recognition of outstanding contributions to the School by various staff members. Biostatistics staff who have been so honored are listed below.


The Ernest Lyman Stebbins Medal

This award is given annually by the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in recognition of outstanding contributions to the School. Biostatistics faculty members who have been so honored are listed below.


Teaching Assistant Recognition Awards

Since 2000, these awards have been given annually by the students of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in recognition of outstanding educational contributions to the School by various teaching assistants. Biostatistics department members who have been so honored are listed below.


External Awards

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