Nilanjan Chatterjee, a professor in Biostatistics, has been appointed to the Prevention and Population Research Committee of Cancer Research UK. He will provide the organization with strategic advice and review funding decisions around its portfolio in prevention and population sciences.
Emily Gurley, an associate scientist in Epidemiology, has been awarded the annual Shikani/El-Hibri Prize for Discovery and Innovation for her work establishing the Novel Coronavirus Research Compendium and developing courses on COVID-19 contact tracing. The funders, Fuad El-Hibri and Alan Shikani, sought to recognize a faculty member whose work is having an immediate impact on the pandemic.
Thomas Hartung, a professor in Environmental Health and Engineering, has been awarded the Ursula M. Handel Animal Welfare Prize by the German Research Foundation. The prize goes to scientists who improve animal welfare research in line with the principal alternatives of Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement.
Stephanie Hicks, an assistant professor in Biostatistics, has been awarded the 2020 Young Investigator Award by the Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences Section of the American Statistical Association. The annual award recognizes a young investigator for promise as a statistics educator, or for conducting statistics education research in the health sciences.
Jeff Leek, a professor in Biostatistics, is the recipient of the 2020 Spiegelman Award, presented by the American Public Health Association's Applied Public Health Statistics Section. Leek was recognized for his impactful research; innovative educational contributions; engagement to promote highly rigorous, replicable, and reproducible science; and visionary efforts to advance society through data science. Leek also has been named a 2020 fellow of the American Statistical Association for his professional contributions, leadership, and commitment to the field of statistical science.
Jennifer Nuzzo, an associate professor in the Center for Health Security, has been named a senior fellow for global health with the David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is one of three new fellows who joined the program in September. Nuzzo will direct a roundtable series on global health and contribute to ThinkGlobalHealth.org.
Michael Rosenblum, an associate professor in Biostatistics, has been named a 2020 fellow of the American Statistical Association for his professional contributions, leadership, and commitment to the field of statistical science.
Lena Smirnova, a research associate in the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, is the recipient of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention Innovator Award. The award recognizes innovative and translational research at the intersection of at least two of the following areas: basic science, new technologies, clinical research, policy, and outreach.
Elizabeth Stuart, a professor in Mental Health with a joint appointment in Biostatistics, has been awarded the 2020 Rod Little Lectureship Award by the University of Michigan Department of Biostatistics. Stuart was chosen unanimously by the department for her profound contributions to casual inference, analysis of observational data, and statistical methods for mental health research. Stuart is also associate dean for education at the Bloomberg School.
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