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2017 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science

created 12  Nov  2016

This annual award, supported by colleagues, friends, and family, was established to honor the late Dr. Marvin Zelen's long and distinguished career as a statistician and his major role in shaping the field of biostatistics.

The award recognizes an individual in government, industry, or academia, who by virtue of his/her outstanding leadership has greatly impacted the theory and practice of statistical science. While individual accomplishments are considered, the most distinguishing criterion is the awardees contribution to the creation of an environment in which statistical science and its applications have flourished. The award recipient will deliver a public lecture on statistical science, to be given in May 2017, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and will be presented with a citation and an honorarium.

Nominations for next year's award should include a supporting letter describing the contributions of the candidate, specifically highlighting the criteria for the award, and a curriculum vitae.

Please email nominations to Shaina Andelman,, or mail to:

Marvin Zelen Leadership Award Committee
Dept. of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Building 2, 4th Floor
655 Huntington, Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Nomination Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016. 

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