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Michael Daniels, ScD '95, to Receive Lagakos Alumni Award from Department of Biostatistics


The Department of Biostatistics announces that Dr. Michael Daniels will be this year's recipient of the 3rd annual Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Daniels will be presented with the award and will deliver a lecture on Thursday, October 23rd, preceding the kickoff of the 2014 HSPH Alumni Weekend.

This award honors the career of Professor Stephen Lagakos by recognizing 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.

Dr. Daniels completed his dissertation under the direction of Dr. Constantine Gatsonis in 1995. After faculty appointments at Carnegie Mellon and the Iowa State University, Dr. Daniels was recruited to the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida where he was promoted to full professor in 2007 and served as Chair from 2008-2012. He recently joined the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and the newly formed Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. In August of 2014 he will become the inaugural chair of the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. He is also currently the Chair of the Biometrics Section of the ASA and is on the ENAR Regional Committee. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the ASA.

The Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award is being given in recognition of Dr. Daniel's achievements and innovation in statistical methodology, his commitment to education and mentoring, and his leadership and service to the statistical community.

The lecture and award ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4pm in Kresge G2 at HSPH with a reception to follow. All are invited. Further talk information will follow.

This event is free. Registration required. Please RSVP here.

Dr. Daniels will also be honored at the HSPH Biostatistics Alumni Reception at JSM on August 5th.


Contact Information
Shaina Andelman
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Department of Biostatistics


Date & Location
Date: 10/23/2014
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Harvard School of Public Health Campus
Kresge G2