Jianwen Cai, PhD, Associate Chair and Professor of Biostatistics, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Fellowship in the IMS recognizes distinction in research in statistics or probability by publication of independent work of merit. Dr. Cai, one of 17 IMS members chosen in 2009 for this honorific designation, is being recognized “for outstanding contributions in multivariate survival analysis and analysis of correlated survival data, outstanding teaching and service to the profession.” The new Fellows will be presented at the IMS Presidential Address and Awards session at the Joint Statistical Meetings on Monday, August 3, in Washington DC. 

Each Fellow nominee is assessed by a committee of his/her peers for the award. Created in 1933, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is a member organization which fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has over 4500 active members throughout the world. Approximately 5% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship.



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