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March 2012

Biostat Faculty Awards
Nicholas Jewell and Steve Selvin

March 2012
PROF. NICHOLAS P. JEWELL RECEIVES 2012 MARVIN ZELEN LEADERSHIP AWARD
Congratulations to Nick Jewell for the distinct honor of being selected for the 2012 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science by Harvard School of Public Health. Nick was selected not only for his methodological work in HIV/AIDS, current status data analysis, and analysis of binary responses but, also, for his leadership in promoting biostatistics at Berkeley and in the field at large. This includes serving as Chair of the Graduate Groups in Biostatistics and in Computational and Genomic biology and as co-editor of many journals fostering electronic publishing. He will receive the award and deliver a major lecture at Harvard this coming June 1st .

September 2011
PROF. STEVE SELVIN AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS 'BERKELEY CITATION'

As an eminent member of the School of Public Health with more than 40 years of award winning teaching and service to the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Steve Selvin was awarded one of the four highest honors that the Berkeley campus bestows.
 
On September 30, 2011 Professor Selvin was presented with the Berkeley Citation for significantly exceeding the standards of excellence in the fields of biostatistics and epidemiology, and for his committment to Public Health education. Professor Selvin has 35 years experience in the analysis of human data and written eight books describing the statistical tools for such analyses. His latest book is entitled, Statistical Tools for Epidemiologic Research (2010 Oxford University Press).
 
In addition, he has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers that explore human data covering a wide range of issues. Of significant importance is his research on birth outcomes throughout his career, with particular emphasis on birth defects.