News from McGill University
Dr. Alexandra M. Schmidt was selected as a recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Medal for the American Statistical Association’s Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR). She has been given this award for:
fundamental contributions to the development of spatio-temporal process theory, most notably to the theory of multivariate processes through coregionalization as well as the modelling of spatial covariance matrices; for related applications to the environmental and ecological science, and for service to the profession.
Dr. Jim Hanley received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the CSEB Annual Meeting held in June. This award is given to
honour an individual who has dedicated their career, and has made extraordinary contributions over their lifetime, to the field of epidemiology or biostatistics in Canada.
Dr. Celia Greenwood (jointly appointed in Biostatistics and Oncology) was promoted to the rank of Full Professor on May 1.
McGill Biostatistics students had an outstanding year at the SSC Annual Meeting in Winnipeg in June. Congratulations to Gabrielle Simoneau (Oral Presentation Award), Maxime Turgeon (Oral Presentation Award), and the case studies team composed of Janie Coulombe, Sean McGrath, and Zhongya Wang for their winning analysis.