In response to a national shortage of trained biostatisticians, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute funded three annual summer internship programs at various biostatistics/statistics departments throughout the country. The success of these prompted more programs to be funded, and those programs need participants.
A day-long symposium in honor of Steve Lagakos was held at the Harvard School of Public Health on October 22. Lagakos, a professor of biostatistics at Harvard, died in a car accident with his wife and mother-in-law on October 13, 2009.
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