Michael R. Kosorok, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Biostatistics, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Fellowship in the IMS recognizes distinction in research in statistics or probabibility by publication of independent work of merit. Kosorok was inducted as Fellow at the IMS Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 30.

The IMS honored Kosorok for his “contributions to the applications of empirical processes and semiparametric methods in biostatistics, especially in event-time analysis, clinical trials, and microarray analysis” as well as for “dedicated editorial service.”

Each Fellow nominee is assessed by a committee of his/her peers for the award. In 2007, after reviewing 48 nominations, 23 were selected for Fellowship. 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 4500 active members throughout the world. Approximately 5% of the current IMS membership has earned the status of fellowship. 


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