Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lectureship, Harvard
University School of Public Health, 2011: "The
lectureship was established in perpetuity in memory of
Dr. Myrto Lefkopoulou, a faculty member and graduate of
Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Lefkopoulou
tragically died of cancer in 1992 at the age of 34 after
a courageous two-year battle. She was deeply beloved by
friends, students, and faculty. Each year the Myrto
Lefkopoulou Lectureship is awarded to a promising
statistician who has made contributions to either
collaborative or methodologic research in the
applications of statistical methods to biology or
medicine, and/or who has shown excellence in the
teaching of biostatistics. Ordinarily, the lectureship
is given to a statistician who has earned a doctorate in
the last fifteen years. The lecture, entitled "Looking
Beyond the Lamppost: Bringing Light into the Dark Alleys
of Complex Data", will be presented to a general
scientific audience on Thursday, September 16, 2011. Previous recipients
of the Lefkopoulou Memorial Lectureship have been David
Dunson, Xihong Lin, Heping Zhang, Francesca Dominici,
Jianqing Fan, Mark van der Laan, Geert Molenberghs,
Marie Davidian, Danyu Lin, Bradley P. Carlin, Steven N.
Goodman, Ronald Brookmeyer, Michael Boehnke, Trevor
Hastie, Hans-Georg Mueller, Giovanni Parmigiani, Kathryn
Roeder, and Louise Ryan.
Fellow, American Statistical Association, 2011: "The
designation of Fellow has been a superlative honor in
ASA for more than 90 years. According to the association
by-laws, each year the Committee on Fellows can elect no
more than one-third of one percent of the total ASA
membership as Fellows. Individuals are nominated for the
honor by fellow members and, to be selected, must have
an established reputation and made outstanding
contributions in some aspect of statistical work. The
Committee on Fellows evaluates candidates' contributions
to the advancement of statistics, giving due weight to
publications, the positions held by the candidates in
the organizations in which they are employed, activities
within the association, membership and accomplishments
in other societies, and other professional activities."
H.O. Hartley Award, Texas A&M University Department of
Statistics, 2009: "The H. O. Hartley award is given
annually to a former student of the Department of
Statistics for distinguished service to the discipline
of statistics. The award is in honor of Professor H. O.
Hartley who founded the Institute of Statistics in 1962.
Hartley was a pioneer and leader in the development of
the theory and real world applications of statistics.
The intent of the Hartley award is to provide
recognition to former students that reflect the Hartley
tradition of outstanding service to the discipline in
the broadest sense."
Gottefried E. Noether Young Scholar Award, American
Statistical Association, 2005:"The
Noether Young Scholar Award will be given each year to
an accomplished young researcher. This award will be
made to foster, encourage and support both research and
teaching in nonparametric statistics. The Noether Young
Scholar will deliver an invited lecture the year after
the award and will be asked to report of research
performed since receiving the award."
Thomson Essential Science Indicators New Hot Paper in
Computer Science, 2005: "Every two
months, Essential Science Indicators lists a new crop of
what it calls hot papers in science. Hot papers are
selected by virtue of being cited among the top
one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) in a current bimonthly
period. Papers are selected in each of 22 fields of
science and must be published within the last two years.
Because the hot papers are updated every two months, new
papers are added with every update, and Special Topics
tracks these new additions. Special Topics
highlights the most-cited of these new entries, one from
each field, which are, in addition, not more than one
year old. Since new hot papers are very recent
scientific contributions that are receiving recognition
during a current period, they may signal important new
trends in research and serve as leading indicators of
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Faculty Scholar Award, 2004: Given to three
faculty at MD Anderson Cancer Center annually "to
recognize an outstanding Assistant Professor (tenure
track with a minimum of three years in rank)*, or an
Associate Professor (tenure track or with tenure, and
no minimum time in rank requirements)*. The candidate
should be early in his/her career path and exhibit
outstanding ability and excellence in research,
education, patient care, or prevention.
Mitchell Prize, American
Statistical Association Section on Bayesian Statistical
Science, International Society for Bayesian Analysis,
Mitchell Prize Founders' Committee, 2003:
Awarded for the paper "Wavelet-Based
Nonparametric Modeling of Hierarchical Functions in
Colon Carcinogenesis (with discussion)," by Jeffrey S.
Morris, Marina Vannucci, Philip J. Brown, and Raymond J.
Carroll. The Prize
is currently awarded every other year in recognition of
an outstanding paper that describes how a Bayesian
analysis has solved an important applied problem. The
Prize is jointly sponsored by the ASA Section on
Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS), the International
Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), and the Mitchell
Prize Founders' Committee. This paper was also
chosen as the 2003 JASA-ACS Invited Paper.
"Identification of prognostic genes,
combining information across different studies and
oligonucleotide arrays," a paper by Assistant Professors
Jeffrey S. Morris, Guosheng Yin, Keith A. Baggerly, and
Li Zhang, and Graduate Research Assistant Chunlei Wu,
was chosen as the winning entry in the 2003 Critical
Analysis of Microarray Data (CAMDA) Competition. The
competiting entries are judged through an international
conference on data analysis for microarray
technology that is held annually at Duke University.
This award represents the third winning submission in as
many years for researchers in bioinformatics and
biostatistics at M. D. Anderson.