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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

UNC Biostatistician Honored by AAAS

Dr. Michael R. Kosorok, W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor and chair (on leave) of biostatistics at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

[Photo: Dr. Michael Kosorok]

A member of the UNC public health faculty since 2006, he also is professor of statistics and operations research in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and director of the N.C. Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute’s biostatistics core.

Dr. Kosorok’s research interests include biostatistics, machine learning, precision medicine, clinical trials, data science, Big Data, bioinformatics, data mining, cancer, cystic fibrosis and other topics. He is author of more than 130 peer-reviewed publications. Among his honors are fellowship in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and American Statistical Association.

This year, 391 AAAS members from across the U.S. were accorded the honor of fellowship, in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New fellows will be honored on February 18, 2017, during the AAAS Fellows Forum at the 2017 AAAS annual meeting in Boston.