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Barry Graubard recognized with the 2020 American Statistical Association Mentoring Award

, by DCEG Staff

Barry I. Graubard, Ph.D., senior investigator in the Biostatistics Branch, was awarded the 2020 Mentoring Award from the American Statistical Association (ASA) for extraordinary leadership in developing the careers of statistics students, statisticians, or statistical researchers early in their careers. The award honors those people recognized by their colleagues for their sustained efforts over a long period supporting the work and developing the careers of statisticians.

Dr. Graubard’s commitment to the development of the next generation of researchers in biostatistics is affirmed by the award citation which recognizes “decades of sustained, dedicated, and impactful mentoring to statisticians at all levels, across multiple disciplines, and from diverse backgrounds and for remaining an engaged and continuing adviser to his mentees throughout their chosen careers in academe, government, and industry.”

Over his forty-year career, Dr. Graubard has mentored countless young statisticians and epidemiologists, sharing his intelligence and enthusiasm for statistics with unbounded generosity.

Dr. Graubard began his career as a mathematical statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics in 1977. He held research positions at the Alcohol Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development before joining the National Cancer Institute in 1990. He received the American Statistical Association and Biometric Society Snedecor Award for Applied Statistical Research in 1990, and he is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Statistics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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