Fourteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award

For Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Statistical Sciences

Recipient: Judith Goldberg, Sc.D.

  • Judith Goldberg, Sc.D.
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Dr. Judith Goldberg, Professor of Biostatistics at the New York University Langone Medical Center in the Department of Population Health, is the recipient of the Fourteenth 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. Goldberg is the director of the PhD program in biostatistics in the environmental health sciences at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science; director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource of the NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center; director of the study design, biostatistics and clinical research ethics core of the NYU-HHC Clinical Translational Science Institute; and director of the environmental health statistics and bioinformatics facility of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center at NYU. Dr. Goldberg is also the principal investigator of the statistics and data management core of the NCI funded Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Consortium and a co-investigator on numerous other collaborative research grants in clinical and translational research in oncology and other areas. She has over 125 publications in statistics and substantive journals. Dr. Goldberg was founding director of the Division of Biostatistics at NYU Langone Medical Center from 1999 to 2013.

Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Goldberg was vice president of biostatistics and data management at Bristol Myers Squibb, executive director of statistics and data management at Lederle Laboratories, associate professor of biostatistics, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a research statistician for the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York.

Dr. Goldberg is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has held numerous offices in national and international organizations including President of the Biometric Society, chair of the Fellows Committee of the American Statistical Association, and chair of the Statistics Section U of the AAAS. Dr. Goldberg’s research interests include survival analysis, clinical trials, methods for the analysis of screening and diagnostic tests, misclassification, methods for the analysis of observational data, statistical methods in epidemiology, and statistical genomics. She holds a BA in mathematics from Barnard College and a SM and ScD in biostatistics from the Harvard University School of Public Health.

Held On: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Location: The Edge of Chaos Atrium
The Lister Hill Library, 4th floor
1700 University Boulevard
Birmingham AL
Agenda: [PDF File]
9:30 A.M. Max Michael, M.D.: Dean, School of Public Health
Welcome & Call to Order
9:35 A.M. Ray Watts, M.D.: President, UAB
UAB Welcome
9:40 A.M. David Redden, Ph.D.: Professor & Chair, Dept of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics Welcome
Introduction of Katholi Award winner, Brandon George, Ph.D.
9:50 A.M. Brandon George, Ph.D.
Acceptance of Katholi Award
9:55 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D.: Distinguished Prof & Assoc Dean for Science
Introduction of Dr. Judith Goldberg
10:00 A.M. Judith Goldberg, Sc.D.: Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Medical Center
"Statistics in Biomedical Research: Experiences from the Past and Perspectives for the Future"
10:50 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D. & Max Michael, M.D.
Present Award to Dr. Goldberg
11:00 A.M. Reception (The Lister Hill Library 4th floor, The Edge of Chaos Café )
12:00 P.M. Fini

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The UAB School of Public Health has a fund-raising effort to grow the endowment for this award in honor of Dr. Norwood and her influence on women in the statistical sciences. For more information about this effort, please contact Dr. David Allison at