Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lectureship

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 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 is presented to a general scientific audience as the first Department colloquium of each academic year. The lectureship includes travel to Boston, a reception following the lecture, and an honorarium of $1000.

Past recipients are listed at


Please send nominations (which should include a letter of nomination and a CV) via email to or by mail to:

Myrto Lefkopoulou Committee, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics, Building 2, 4th Floor, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

All nominations must be received by June 1, 2018.


Seventeenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for outstanding achievement by a woman in the statistical sciences

The Department of Biostatistics and the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is pleased to request nominations for the Seventeenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. The award will be conferred on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. The award recipient will be invited to deliver a lecture at the UAB award ceremony, and will receive all expenses, the award, and a $5,000 prize.

Eligible individuals are women who have completed their terminal degree, have made extraordinary contributions and have an outstanding record of service to the statistical sciences, with an emphasis on both their own scholarship and on teaching and leadership of the field in general and of women in particular and who, if selected, are willing to deliver a lecture at the award ceremony. For additional details about the award, please visit our website at

How to nominate: Please send a full curriculum vitae accompanied by a letter of not more than two pages in length describing the nature of the candidate’s contributions. Contributions may be in the area of development and evaluation of statistical methods, teaching of statistics, application of statistics, or any other activity that can arguably be said to have advanced the field of statistical science. Self-nominations are acceptable.

Please send nominations to:

Deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, June 29, 2018. Electronic submissions of nominations are encouraged. The winner will be announced by July 25.

Previous recipients, from 2002 onwards, are: Jane F. Gentleman, Nan M. Laird, Alice S. Whittemore, Clarice R. Weinberg, Janet Turk Wittes, Marie Davidian, Xihong Lin, Nancy Geller, Adrienne Cupples, Lynne Billard, Nancy Flournoy, Kathryn Roeder, Judith D. Singer, Judith D. Goldberg, Francesca Dominici, and last year, Sally C. Morton.