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Sharon-Lise Normand is the 2015 recipient of the L. Adrienne Cupples Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service in Biostatistics. The annual award honors a biostatistician whose academic achievements reflect the contributions exemplified by Cupples, who is professor in Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health (SPH).

Normand was honored for her research on the development of statistical methods for health services research and inquiries into methods for the analysis of patterns of treatment and quality of care for patients with cardiovascular disease and mental disorders.

Normand is professor of biostatistics at Harvard Medical School and the SPH. Read more about the award and Sharon-Lise Normand.

Bin Yu, chancellor’s professor in the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Statistics, was named the 2016 Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Rietz Lecturer. She will present her lecture at the World Congress of Probability and Statistics, which will take place July 11–15, 2016, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Rietz Lecturer is chosen every three years by the IMS Committee on Special Lectures. It is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the IMS.

The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) recently announced Roger Tourangeau, vice president and associate director at Westat, the newest member of its executive council.

Tourangeau began his three-year term at the 70th Annual AAPOR Conference, held May 14–17 in Hollywood, Florida, where he gave a presentation titled “Mobile Devices for the Collection of Sensitive Information.” Tourangeau will serve a year as vice president/president-elect, a year as president, and a year as past president.

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