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RTI International and the Washington Statistical Society Select Dr. Bandyopadhyay as Recipient of 2020 Gertrude M. Cox Award

Virtual seminar and awards ceremony to be held on July 15

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — RTI International and the Washington Statistical Society (WSS) selected Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Virginia Commonwealth University, as the 2020 recipient of the Gertrude M. Cox Award. The award annually recognizes an early-to mid-career statistician who has made significant contributions to survey methodology, experimental design, biostatistics, and/or statistical computing. In recognition of this award Dr. Bandyopadhyay will present a virtual seminar titled Personalized Dynamic Treatment Regimes in Oral Health: A Statistical Perspective, on Wednesday, July 15, from 11 AM to 12 PM ET. A virtual awards ceremony will also be held on July 15, from 5:30 PM – 7 PM ET.

Established in 2003 through a joint agreement between the WSS and RTI, the Gertrude M. Cox award is in memory of RTI's Gertrude Cox (1900-1978), one of the founders of modern statistics, former President of the American Statistical Association (ASA), and founding member of the International Biometric Society (IBS). Dr. Cox played key roles in shaping statistics programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and North Carolina State University. She also became the first head of the Statistical Research Division at RTI.

Before and since obtaining his Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Georgia, Dr. Bandyopadhyay has contributed substantially to the field of biostatistics, specifically in Bayesian statistics, statistical methods for correlated data, survival analysis, and spatiotemporal modeling. He has also developed statistical methods for shedding light on topics such as oral epidemiology, sexual recidivism, cancer, substance abuse, and alcohol addiction. He has numerous publications to his credit, has received several awards, and has been active in the ASA community. He was elected an ASA Fellow in 2018.

If you would like to attend the virtual awards ceremony, you must register here by July 14.