Rollins Biostatisticians awarded by the American Statistical Association

April 23, 2018

The American Statistical Association (ASA) has recognized biostatisticians from the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health for their excellence in the field.

Michael Kutner, PhD, was selected as the 2018 recipient of the 2018 ASA Mentoring Award; while Ying Guo, PhD, and Rollins alumna, Dionne Price, PhD, were both chosen as ASA Fellows.  

ASA Fellows are nominated by current members and are selected on the basis of their established reputations and contributions to statistics. Ying Guo is the ninth member of the current Rollins Biostatistics and Bioinformatics faculty in 19 years to be named a Fellow of the ASA.

"Every year, fewer than one-third of 1 percent of the ASA's total membership can be named as fellows. It's quite a statement to Ying and Dionne's various successes that they be selected," says Lance Waller, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.  

The ASA Mentoring Award is given annually to a member who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in developing the careers of statistics students, statisticians, or statistical researchers early in their careers.

Waller says, "Most, if not all of us, have been recipients of Mike’s advice and mentoring and this award recognizes the deep and broad impact he has had on supporting the next generation of statisticians."

All recognitions will be awarded at this summer's 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings held July 28-August 2 in Vancouver, Canada.