During the School of Public Health's annual Faculty Recognition Reception, held on Tuesday, 29 October 2019, Department Chair Chris Schmid recognized two of our faculty who where promoted in the past year.
Professor Jean Wu, who was unable to attend the Reception, was recognized for her promotion to full Professor of Biostatistics. As Schmid noted, Wu “is an expert in Genomics” and has made significant contributions to the field. She has overseen the Department’s Doctoral Graduate Program for the past 7-8 years and has a great relationship with our students and candidates. Under her leadership the Department has graduated 16 doctoral degrees and expect 3 more by the end of this semester. Wu has also been appointed to represent the School on the University’s Tenure, Promotion and Appointments Committee.
Professor George Papandonatos was promoted to full Professor (Research). Papandonatos was one of the first faculty members of the Center for Statistical Sciences, joining the University in 1998. Papandonatos works with many, many collaborators throughout the School and our neighboring hospitals. He is involved in research in a myriad of fields including medicine, genomics and genetics, to name a few. Of Papandonatos, Schmid said “If you haven’t worked with him, you will.”
Other recognitions that took place during the past year were noted by Dean Bess Marcus and included Assistant Professor Lorin Crawford who was recognized by Root100 in 2019, an annual list of the 100 most influential African Americans between the ages of 25 and 45. Also Professor Constantine Gatsonis was awarded the Mosteller Statistician of the Year by the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association.