Second Annual Janet L. Norwood Award

Nan M. Laird, Ph.D. For Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Statistical Sciences

RECIPIENT: Nan M. Laird, Ph.D.

  • Nan M. Laird, Ph.D.
  • Award
Dr. Nan M. Laird is the recipient of the Second Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. She will accept the Award and deliver a lecture at the ceremony in her honor, to be held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in statistics at the University of Georgia, Dr. Laird received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Harvard University in 1975. She immediately joined the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor, culminating in full professorship in 1986, where she is today. Dr. Laird has been named the Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Biostatistics, and she chaired the Department of Biostatistics from 1990 to 1999. Her research has made important contributions in the statistical sciences including, but not limited to, the development of statistical methods for the analysis of incomplete data, longitudinal regression and statistical genetics. Dr. Laird is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Held On: October 10, 2003
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
Call to order & welcome
9:32 A.M. Carol Z. Garrison, Ph.D.: President, UAB
UAB Welcome
9:37 A.M. Max Michael, III M.D.: Dean, School of Public Health
SOPH Welcome
9:42 A.M. Virginia Gilbert Loftin: President of the Women's Fund
9:47 A.M. Varghese George Ph.D.: Prof, Section on Statistical Genetics
History of the Award
10:00 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D.
Introduce Dr. Laird
10:05 A.M. Nan M. Laird, Ph.D.: Recipient
"Clinical Trials and Genetic Sub-studies: Personal Experience"
10:50 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D. & Max Michael III, M.D.
Present award to Dr. Laird
11:00 A.M. Reception (Alys Stephens Center, Foyer)

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