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Georgia Southern: The American Statistical Association (ASA) Announces 2019 winner of ASA Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society

Winner of the 2019 Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society is Dr. Joseph Gastwirth, Department of Statistics, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences at The George Washington University.

Dr. Gastwirth was recognized for his work as a leading authority in the area of legal statistics, who has developed novel methodological and theoretical statistical approaches to address economic and health inequalities, to combat discrimination, and to advance civil rights and social justice.

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 Dr. Christopher K. Peace, son of Karl E. Peace, on behalf of the Peace family to honor the life work of his father. Dr. Peace endowed the Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health to honor his late wife, Dr. Jiann-Ping Hsu.

Previous Award Recipients are Marvin Zelen, Harvard University, 2011, Fritz Schueren, University of Chicago, 2012, Richard Macey Simon, National Cancer Institute, 2013, Gary Grove Koch, University of North Carolina, 2014, James Cochran, University of Alabama, 2015, Ronald Brookmeyer, University of California, 2016, Gary M. Shapiro, Statistics without Boarders, 2016, Mitchell H. Gail, National Cancer Institute,2017, and Mary Gray, Harvard University, 2017 and Patrick Ball, 2018, Human Rights Data Analysis Group.

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