Eighth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award

Nancy L. Geller, Ph.D. For Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Statistical Sciences

Recipient: Nancy L. Geller, Ph.D.

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Dr. Nancy Geller, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Office of Biostatistics Research, is the recipient of the Eighth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. She will accept the award at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Geller received her BS from the City College of New York, MS at the Case Institute of Technology, and PhD from Case Western Reserve University, all in Mathematics. She began her career in academe at the University of Rochester in 1970, followed by faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Geller’s dynamic leadership of NHLBI’s Biostatistics Office has expanded the expertise from clinical trials to include basic science and genetic studies. Her research areas include interests in clinical trial methodology, especially in issues of clinical trial design, monitoring and multiplicity (i.e. endpoints and treatment comparisons). She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) as well as the 2010 President-Elect, and has been the president of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics. She is a recipient of the American Cancer Society Scholar Award. Dr. Geller is a long-standing associate editor of Biometrics, and an editorial board member of Clinical Trials.

Held On: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Location: Alys Stephens Center
Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall
1200 10th Avenue South
Birmingham AL
9:30 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D.: Prof & Head, Section on Statistical Genetics
Welcome & Call to Order
9:35 A.M. Eli I. Capilouto, DMD, ScD, MPH: Provost, UAB
UAB Welcome
9:40 A.M. Max Michael, M.D.: Dean, School of Public Health
SOPH Welcome
9:45 A.M. Leslie A. McClure, Ph.D.: Dir, Biostatistics Graduate Studies
Introduction of Katholi Award winner, Dr. Scott W. Keith
9:50 A.M. Scott W. Keith Ph.D.: Asst Prof, Thomas Jefferson University
Acceptance of Katholi Award
9:55 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D.
Introduction of Dr. Nancy L. Geller
10:00 A.M. Nancy L. Geller, Ph.D.: Dir, NHLBI Office of Biostatistics Research
"Clinical trial design in the 21st century"
10:50 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D. & Max Michael, M.D.
Present award to Dr. Nancy L. Geller
11:00 A.M. Reception (Alys Stephens Center, Abroms Patrons Lounge)
12:00 P.M. Fini

Please R.S.V.P. at (205) 975-9193 by September 10


The UAB School of Public Health has initiated a fund-raising effort to endow this award in honor of Dr. Norwood and her influence on women in the statistical sciences in perpetuity. For more information about this effort, please contact Dr. David Allison at Dallison@uab.edu.

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