|June 05, 2012|
Amy H. Herring, ScD, professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, accepted the 2012 Gertrude M. Cox Award on June 5 at the Washington Statistical Society annual dinner, held at RTI International in Washington, D.C. The Statistical Society and RTI jointly sponsor the award.
Herring received her doctoral degree from Harvard University and joined the UNC biostatistics faculty in 2000. She has served as president of the International Biometric Society – Eastern North American Region (ENAR) and was winner of the School’s McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010, among other honors.
During the annual meeting, Herring made a presentation about modeling patterns of emerging sexual behavior in adolescents in the Add Health study, research conducted jointly with Carolyn Tucker Halpern, PhD, professor of maternal and child health at UNC, and Abigail Haydon, PhD, alumna of the UNC maternal and child health department and recipient of the School’s 2012 Greenberg Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research.
The Gertrude M. Cox Award was established to honor Dr. Cox (1900-1978), considered one of the founders of modern statistics. She was the first woman elected into the International Statistical Institute and served as a president of the International Biometric Society and the American Statistical Association. The award is given in recognition of early- to mid-career statisticians who have made significant contributions to survey methodology, experimental design, biostatistics or statistical computing, areas of statistics in which Cox worked.