Dr. Karl E. Peace, has been commended by the Virginia General Assembly as “a prolific biostatistician and devoted educator, [who] has contributed immensely to his field and inspired countless students at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV/ VCU) and other universities to achieve greatness in science and medicine.”
Dr. Peace earned a PhD from the department of biostatistics in 1976 while a tenured professor of mathematics at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. For more than 30 years he has served the department as adjunct or affiliate faculty. In addition to his service on the MCV Campus, Dr. Peace is the Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Senior Research Scientist and professor of biostatistics in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. The college’s Center for Biostatistics and Survey Research bears his name, and he is the founder of the Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium, now in its twenty-first year as well as the Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, now in its twenty-third year.
In recognition of his contributions, House of Delegates member Ms. Jennifer L. McClellan (D-Richmond) offered House Joint Resolution No. 5073, approved by both the House and Senate on June 12.
The resolution describes Dr. Peace’s impact on the field of biostatistics and also notes that he has created scholarship awards that have helped more than 50 students earn master’s degrees or doctorates in biostatistics from MCV/ VCU. He also generously supported the Hans Carter Professorship on the MCV Campus and GSU’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health bears the name of his late wife as well as many other education and charitable organizations.