Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society

Mary Gray

Mary Gray

American University

To Mary Gray for the innovative use of statistics for fighting discrimination through the promotion of equality and human rights; for legal advocacy in court cases; and for leadership in multiple societies, including as first president of the Association for Women in Mathematics and chair of the American Middle East Educational and Training Services.

Mitchell H. Gail

Mitchell H. Gail

National Cancer Institute

To Mitchell H. Gail for seminal statistical research in population health that has benefited society through its application to risk prediction; HIV incidence estimation; genetic epidemiology; and the design, execution, and analysis of cancer treatment and prevention trials. For leadership in major statistical societies, journals, and at the National Cancer Institute.

About the Award

Established in 2012, the Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society recognizes statisticians who have made substantial contributions to the statistical profession and to society in general. The award was established by Christopher K. Peace, son of Karl E. Peace, on behalf of the Peace family to honor the life work of his father.

Award recipients receive a certificate and $1,000, which is divided evenly among the winners should more than one be selected. The award is presented annually if, in the opinion of the award committee, there is a nominee worthy of the award.

Selection Criteria

The award is bestowed upon distinguished individual(s) who have made substantial contributions to the statistical profession, contributions that have led in direct ways to improving the human condition. Recipients will have demonstrated through their accomplishments their commitment to service for the greater good.

Award Recipient Responsibilities

The award recipient is responsible for providing a current photograph and general personal information the year the award is presented. The American Statistical Association uses this information to publicize the award and prepare the prize.

Nominations

Nominations are due by February 1, and the award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August of the same year.

Nominators should submit, at minimum, a CV and two letters of support for their candidate. The nomination should clearly document the candidate’s substantial contributions to the statistical profession and how these contributions have led in direct ways to improving the human condition, as well as demonstrate the candidate’s commitment to service for the greater good. Email nominations to awards@amstat.org.

Questions

Please contact the committee chair.

Recent Award Recipients

2016: Gary M. Shapiro
2016: Ronald Brookmeyer
2015: James J. Cochran
2014: Gary Grove Koch
2013: Richard Macey Simon
2012: Fritz Scheuren
2011: Marvin Zelen