Basu and Reilly named Fellows of the American Statistical Association

									Charlie Plain |
																			May 18, 2017
					
Associate Professor Cavan Reilly
Professor Cavan Reilly

School of Public Health Associate Professor Saonli Basu and Professor Cavan Reilly have been named 2017 Fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Researchers are nominated by their ASA-member peers and selected for their outstanding contributions to statistical science.

“It’s a big honor given out by the world’s largest and most important statistical professional society,” says their nominator, Brad Carlin, professor and head of the Division of Biostatistics.  “The review process is very demanding, and nominees must have very strong track records in teaching, methodological and collaborative research, consulting, grant writing, and service to the profession in general and to ASA in particular.“

Associate Professor Saonli Basu
Associate Professor Saonli Basu

Basu was honored for excellence in statistical methodology development relating to statistical genomics, and for contributions to collaborative science across a wide range of areas — with a focus on genetic association mapping in cohort and family studies. She was also selected for her leadership in the biostatistical graduate programs, innovative curriculum development, and for service to ASA and to the profession.

Reilly is receiving the honor for statistical methodology development relating to genetics, genomics, and proteomics, and for work in collaborative science — especially in the areas of superior care and treatment of HIV-positive people. He’s also been named a fellow for work administering the school’s biostatistical core and clinical trial coordinating activities, developing curriculum, leading the summer undergraduate program teaching and recruiting activities, and for editorial and other service to the profession.

Basu and Reilly will receive their fellowships at the ASA annual meeting this August in Baltimore, MD.

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