Ron Brookmeyer was awarded the President's Citation at the 151st Commencement of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art "for the development of new statistical methods and models for tracking the spread and consequences of disease". The award recognizes distinguished individuals who have made important contributions. He graduated from Cooper Union in 1975.
Congratulations to Weng Kee Wong, who was appointed as an Associate Editor for Journal of Data Science, 2011-present.
On May 20th, Rob Weiss became Chair Elect of the Section on Bayesian Statistics by the ASA. He will take office on January 1, 2011.
Congratulations to Gang Li, who was elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association. He will receive the award at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Vancouver August 2010.
Congratulations to Catherine Sugar, who was recently awarded the Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Five of our graduate students have received school of public health (SPH) awards, including Qing Yang who received the Celia and Joseph Blann Fellowship for academic excellence; Cory Zigler who won the Carolbeth Korn Prize for most outstanding graduating student; Heidi Fischer and Xuyang Lu who both received the Raymond D. Goodman Scholarship for outstanding continuing students; and Ying Zhou who received the Dean's Outstanding Student Award.
Congratulations to Adam King, who received the Chancellor's Prize Award, 2009-10.
Congratulations to Jonathan Britt and Brian Calimlim, who both received the School of Public Health "Distinguished Teaching Award" (a.k.a. "TA of the Year"), 2009-10.
Robin Jeffries was featured in the November 2009 issue of the UCLA School of Public Health magazine.