People News for December 2009
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karl E. Peace was recently honored on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for his numerous professional and charitable contributions. Peace is a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, senior research scientist, and professor of biostatistics in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.
Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA) cited Peace’s numerous contributions to drug research and development, public health, biostatistics, and philanthropy. He said, “Dr. Peace has a dedicated record of philanthropy to education. He has created 21 endowments at five institutions, including three at his alma mater—the Medical College of Virginia—and one at Randolph-Macon College. He endowed the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, the first school of public health in the Univ-ersity of Georgia system. His endowments have enabled hundreds of students to complete their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Dr. Peace has generously donated time and resources to organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Georgia Cancer Coalition, the Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance, and the Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition that are dedicated to cancer research, treatments, and cures.”
“I am grateful to congressman Wittman for his acknowledgement of my achievements on the floor of the U.S. Congress and their inclusion in the Cong-ressional Record,” said Peace. “This is good for the schools with which I’ve been associated and especially for our Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.”
Peace was recently elected as the chair-elect of the statistics section of the American Public Health Association. He is the founder of the Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium and the Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics.
Peace is the recipient of numerous citations and awards and is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He is also the author or editor of nine books and the author or co-author of 200 articles. His autobiography, Paid in Full, was released earlier this year and traces his life from his childhood on a sharecropping farm in Georgia to his rise in the pharmaceutical industry and to his work in higher education and philanthropy.
Read more about Peace’s contributions here.