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Nominations Sought for the Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award

The Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health is seeking nominations for the 3rd Annual Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award. The award has been established in memory of Dr. Stephen Lagakos, a faculty member and former chair of the Department of Biostatistics who passed away in a tragic automobile accident in 2009.

This award serves to honor Steve’s distinguished career, and to recognize Department alumni whose research in statistical theory and application, leadership in biomedical research, and commitment to teaching have had a major impact on the theory and practice of statistical science. The award will be open to all who have an earned degree through the department, regardless of length of time since graduation or type of degree.

The award recipient will be invited to HSPH to deliver a lecture on their career and life beyond the Department. The lecture will be given on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at HSPH.

Nominations are currently being solicited and should include contact information for yourself and your candidate, and the candidate's curriculum vita, if available. Please include a letter describing the contributions of the candidate, specifically highlighting the criteria for the award. Supporting letters and materials would be extremely helpful to the committee, but are not required.

The deadline for submission of nominations is May 28, 2014.

Please send nominations to:
Shaina Andelman via email

or by mail to:

Shaina Andelman
Harvard School of Public Health
Building 2, 4th Floor
655 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115