Vincent Lo Re III, MD, MSCE, has two new and one pending appointment to national efforts. Dr. Lo Re is Co-Chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Hepatitis C Guidance Panel, Scientific Co-Chair of the 2023 American Conference for the Treatment of HIV, and will soon become Chair of the FDA’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.
Knashawn Morales, ScD, and Wei-Ting Hwang, PhD, have been named as new Fellows of the American Statistical Association. The world’s largest community of statisticians, the ASA is known as the “Big Tent for Statistics.” Read more about Dr. Morales. Read more about Dr. Hwang.
US News & World Report has issued its first-ever ranking of doctoral programs in biostatistics — and the one taught by our faculty is #6, up from #12! “A field where career opportunities are expected to grow.” See those rankings here.
Julia E. Szymczak, PhD, has been nominated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to serve as a voting member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB). Read more about the PACCARB.
Congratulations to Mingyao Li, PhD, newly elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science! She joins a distinguished group who “represent the kind of forward thinking the scientific enterprise needs.” Read more about the 2021 Fellows.
Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, FAAP, FAMIA, FACMI, has been named the David L. Cohen University Professor. Dr. Johnson says that like Cohen, he believes in uniting various sectors to achieve change. Read more.
George Demiris, PhD, FACMI, has been named the Mary Alice Bennett University Professor. He cites Dr. Bennett’s pioneering policy of respectful care for patients as a great inspiration. Read more.
We are saddened to share with you the news that Marshall Joffe, MD, MPH, PhD, passed away on October 5. Dr. Joffe's inflential work and kind nature are remembered by many in our community, nationally and internationally. Read more.
Yong Chen, PhD, has won the 2021 Titan Award for Methodological Research from Observational Health Data Sciences & Informatics. OHDSI is an international, interdisciplinary collaborative whose network spans more than 600 million patients and more than 2700 researchers. Read more about the 2021 Titan awards.
The Perelman School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Find more information and apply here.
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