It is with great pleasure that I announce the selection of the recipient of the 2019 L. Adrienne Cupples Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service in Biostatistics: Professor Stanley Lemeshow, PhD, from the College of Public Health at the Ohio State University.
Dr. Lemeshow started his academic career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he quickly rose to the rank of Professor in the School of Public Health, and served as chair of the Biostatistics/Epidemiology Program for a number of years. He then moved to the Ohio State University, becoming the founding Dean of the School of Public Health in 2003. Dr. Lemeshow is famous for the introduction of the Hosmer-Lemeshow test of goodness-of-fit for logistic regression, and for his multiple books on various biostatistics topics including logistic regression and survival analysis.
The L. Adrienne Cuppleas award was created to recognize a biostatistician whose academic achievements reflect the contributions to teaching, research, and service exemplified by Professor L. Adrienne Cupples. The selection committee was particularly impressed with Dr. Lemeshow’s highly-cited and exceptional methodological and collaborative research, especially his seminal work on applied logistic regression which has influenced the work of countless biostatisticians. The committee also noted the breadth and depth of Dr Lemeshow’s teaching, reaching worldwide audiences via numerous short-courses, online courses and textbooks. Finally, Dr. Lemeshow’s willingness to assume leadership positions, such as Dean of the College of Public Health, added to his impact on the field. All of these accomplishments made Dr. Lemeshow most deserving of receiving the L. Adrienne Cupples Award.
Dr. Lemeshow will add the L. Adrienne Cupples Award to a list of numerous awards he has already received for his groundbreaking work, including being elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association Fellow and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Lemeshow will receive the award on April 4th, 2019. He will be available to meet with faculty and students in the morning, and then he will make a presentation at noon. Please save the date!
I want to thank the L. Adrienne Cupples Award Selection committee, chaired by Joe Massaro and comprised of Alexa Beiser, Kim Dukes, David Gagnon, Sara Lodi, Kerrie Nelson, Taylor Mahoney and Ariel Chernofsky for reviewing the large number of nominations we received this year, and for selecting such a great winner.