Ninth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award

L. Adrienne Cupples, Ph.D. For Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Statistical Sciences

Recipient: L. Adrienne Cupples, Ph.D.

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Dr. L. Adrienne Cupples, Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Boston University's School of Public Health, is the recipient of the Ninth 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. Cupples received her BA from the Raymond College, University of the Pacific, and her MA and PhD in Mathematical Statistics from Boston University. She began a lifelong career in academe at her Alma Mater, Boston University, in the School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 1981, moving through the faculty ranks, acting in such pivotal roles as research program development and department chair. Her research areas focus on biostatistical methods for epidemiologic studies, survival data analysis, and increasingly focused on statistical methods and analyses for genetic epidemiology. Most notably, she has made significant contributions to the ongoing efforts to find solutions for heart disease in the Framingham Heart Study, Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease. Dr. Cupples is a long-standing member of the American Statistical Association, the Biometrics Society, the Society for Epidemiologic Research, the American Society of Human Genetics and the International Genetic Epidemiology Society.

Held On: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Location: Alys Stephens Center
Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall
1200 10th Avenue South
Birmingham AL
Agenda: [PDF File]
9:30 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D.: Prof & Head, Section on Statistical Genetics
Welcome & Call to Order
9:35 A.M. Carol Z. Garrison, Ph.D.: President, UAB
UAB Welcome
9:40 A.M. George Howard, Dr.Ph.: Prof & Chair, Department of Biostatistics
SOPH Welcome
9:45 A.M. Leslie A. McClure, Ph.D.: Dir, Biostatistics Graduate Studies
Introduction of Katholi Award winner, Dr. Hongjiang Gao
9:50 A.M. Hongjiang Gao, Ph.D.
Acceptance of Katholi Award
9:55 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D.
Introduction of Dr. L. Adrienne Cupples
10:00 A.M. L. Adrienne Cupples, Ph.D.: Professor of Biostatistics and of Epidemiology
10:50 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D. & Max Michael, M.D.
Present award to Dr. L. Adrienne Cupples
11:00 A.M. Reception (Alys Stephens Center, Abroms Patrons Lounge)
12:00 P.M. Fini

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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

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