Faculty Huiman Barnhart named Fellow of the American Statistical Association

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Dr. Huiman Barnhart
Apr. 23, 2019

Faculty Huiman Barnhart was recently named a 2019 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).  She joins nine other members of the B&B Department as an ASA Fellow.   Statisticians are considered worthy of the title of fellow based on their contributions to the profession, to the association, and to society at large.  To be selected, nominees must have an established reputation and have made outstanding contributions to statistical science.  The number of new fellows per year is limited to one third of one percent of the membership of the ASA.   
 
Dr. Barnhart serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the doctoral program in the Department.  Her research interests include both statistical methodology and disease-specific clinical research biostatistics.  She is also a member of Duke Clinical Research Institute and as such serves as Principle Investigator to lead a data coordinating center (DCC) for the Drug Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN).  Last year, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health (NHLBI) awarded her a four year study to lead a DCC for a new phase III randomized clinical trial on protocols  to treat vaso-occlusive episodes in Sickle Cell Disease..  
 
Dr. Barnhart will be recognized on the evening of Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Denver “For fundamental and influential contributions in assessment of agreement and reliability; for outstanding leadership and effectiveness in conducting clinical trials and cohort studies; for leadership and dedication to the education and mentoring of the next generation of biostatisticians.”  The awards ceremony will be held at the Denver Convention Center during the ASA President’s Address and Founders and Fellows Recognition.