The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health held an investiture ceremony to honor Dr. Sanjib Basu, professor of epidemiology and biostatics, as the recipient of the Paul Levy and Virginia F. Tomasek Professorship.
“An investiture of a professor is one of the most significant highlights of a faculty member’s academic life,” said Dr. Robert Barish, vice chancellor of health affairs, who presided over the ceremony. “Bestowing such a position is a sign of appreciation and endorsement of the individual by the university, and strong belief in their accomplishments and future accomplishments,” he said.
Dr. Basu, who has been a faculty member at UIC SPH for just over a year, was joined by family members, colleagues and friends as he received this honor. As a distinguished biostatistician with international stature, he has earned this reputation through outstanding scholarly productivity and the development and application of biostatistical methods that address important biomedical and public health problems.
“He is one of the leading statisticians in the United States, but the hallmark of his work is the sustained impact above and beyond the statistics community. These contributions have mainly occurred in the area of oncology and cancer epidemiology,” said Dr. Ron Hershow, director of the division of epidemiology and biostatistics, who helped recruit Basu to UIC.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on January 10