Departmental Student Awards
Departmental Student Awards
Departmental Discretionary Award
Periodically, the Department honors special achievement in academics, research, or teaching through a Departmental Discretionary Award.
The Glaxo Smithkline Award
This award, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, is intended to encourage interest in the field of biostatistics and honors outstanding achievement by a Biostatistics student on the first-year comprehensive exam.
The Helen Abbey Award
The Helen Abbey Award, established by friends, faculty, colleagues, and former students of Dr. Abbey, ScD ’51, celebrates her long tenure with the Department of Biostatistics. The award honors a Biostatistics student in the second year or higher who has shown a commitment to teaching after graduation. Award winners are usually announced by the first of May each year.
The Jane and Steve Dykacz Award
The Jane and Steve Dykacz Award was established by our alumna, Janice Dykacz, PhD ’83, and honors her parents through recognition of an outstanding paper by a Biostatistics student in the area of medical statistics. Award winners are usually announced by the first of May every year.
The June B. Culley Award
The June B. Culley Award honors outstanding achievement by a Biostatistics student on his or her Schoolwide examination paper.
The Kocherlakota Award
The Kocherlakota Award honors outstanding achievement by a Biostatistics master's degree student on the first-year comprehensive examination. It is the analog of our award honoring outstanding achievement on the first-year comprehensive examination for Biostatistics PhD students. We are extremely grateful to our alumna Dr. Kathleen Kocherlakota ScM ’63, ScD ’69, who has established this award in memory of her husband and our alumnus, Dr. Subrahmaniam Kocherlakota, ScD ’64.
The Louis I. and Thomas D. Dublin Award
Dr. Thomas Dublin, a 1941 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Department of Epidemiology, established this award in 1999 to honor his father, Dr. Louis Dublin, a distinguished biostatistician who was a forerunner in his field and served as a vice president at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York. Knowing that biostatistics and epidemiology have long been united by a tradition of collaboration, exemplified by the notable partnership of Lowell Reed and Wade Hampton Frost, who investigated the dynamics of epidemics and disease distribution in populations, Dr. Dublin felt strongly about establishing a fund to support students with a joint focus in these two disciplines. Therefore, the Louis I. and Thomas D. Dublin Award for the Advancement of Epidemiology and Biostatistics supports those students whose research focuses on the effective use of statistical reasoning and methods in epidemiology. Award winners are usually announced by the first of May each year.
The Margaret Merrell Award
This award, established in 1995 by the friends, colleagues, and former students of the late faculty member Dr. Merrell, ScD ’30, recognizes outstanding research by a Biostatistics doctoral student over the course of their tenure in the PhD program. Award winners are usually announced by the first of May each year.
PhD Examination Award
This departmental award honors outstanding achievement by a Biostatistics PhD student on the first-year comprehensive examination.
Recipients of these awards can be found here.