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Jesse Berlin, Sc.D. to Receive Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award

Jesse Berlin, Sc.D.

The Department of Biostatistics announces that Dr. Jesse Berlin ('88, Vice President of Epidemiology at Janssen Research & Development, LLC) will be this year's recipient of the annual Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Berlin will be presented with the award and will deliver a lecture on October 31st, preceding the kickoff of the 2013 HSPH Alumni Weekend and the Annual Meeting of the APHA in Boston.

This award honors the career of Professor Stephen Lagakos by recognizing Department alumni whose research in statistical theory and application, leadership in biomedical research, and commitment to teaching have had a major impact on the theory and practice of statistical science.

Dr. Berlin did his dissertation research under the direction of Dr. Colin Begg and received his ScD from the Department in 1988. He joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, later became the Director of Biostatistics for the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, and then became Faculty Director of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Center. In 2004, he took the position of Senior Director of Statistical Science at Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals, and is currently the Vice President of Epidemiology at Janssen Research & Development, LLC. Dr. Berlin is a Fellow of the ASA (2004).

The Lagakos Distinguished Alum award is being given in recognition of Dr. Berlin's achievements in education, scientific collaboration, and statistical methodology as well as his leadership in the pharmaceutical industry.

The lecture and award ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 1:30pm in FXB G13 at HSPH, with a reception to follow. All are invited. Further talk information will follow. Click to RSVP.

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Shaina Andelman