Kelly Li Wins "Best Community Contribution Awards" for Best Poster at 2021 OHDSI Global Symposium

Kelly Li (2nd year PhD student) has won (1 of 5) "Best Community Contribution Awards" (best poster prize) at the recent 2021 OHDSI Global Symposium. A link to the poster can be found here:

UCLA Department of Biostatistics Highlighted Co-Recipient of L.A. County Productivity and Quality Awards "Gold Eagle" Award

The UCLA Department of Biostatistics was highlighted as a co-recipient of one of two "Gold Eagle" awards in the just-concluded L.A. County Productivity and Quality Awards ceremony. These two "Gold Eagle" awards were among the Top Ten award winners. Since 1987, this program has honored more than 2,000 individual departmental productivity and quality improvement efforts deserving recognition by the Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Office, Quality and Productivity Commission, and the public.

This award recognized the COVID-19 Predictive Modeling Team that provided weekly updates on hospital demand in L.A. County. UCLA Biostatistics Professor Tom Belin participated in the effort along with colleagues from the UCLA Department of Statistics and UCLA Department of Mathematics. For more information about the project and the award, please view the following videos posted by the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission:

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New Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Biostatistics Open for Applications

Applications are invited for an Open Rank tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the Department of Biostatistics in the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health ( We seek an excellent candidate with a strong track record or evidence of outstanding potential for biostatistical methodology research, obtaining external funding, teaching, and contributing to our commitment to diversity and excellence. We are looking for expertise in the broad areas of statistical data science, with applications to diverse areas including, but not limited to, electronic health records; impact of climate change on health; medical imaging; mHealth (mobile health); omics; personalized medicine; and public health. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

For more information, view the job posting at this link:

The deadline for receiving applications and required documents is January 15, 2022.

Marc Suchard Receives 2021 Jerome Sacks Award from the National Institute of Statistical Science

Marc Suchard is the recipient of the 2021 Jerome Sacks Award from the National Institute of Statistical Science. The award recognizes Marc for his contributions to Bayesian computing and statistical methods and their impactful applications to phylogenetics.

Gang Li Nominated As Editor-In-Chief of the Electronic Journal of Statistics

Gang Li has been nominated as the Editor-In-Chief of the Electronic Journal of Statistics, an important theoretical journal jointly sponsored by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).

Professor Martin Lee Has Op-Ed Published on The EvoLLLution

Professor Martin Lee's Op-Ed, titled "Learning and Unlearning What It Means to Teach Virtually," has been published on The EvoLLLution, an online newspaper about higher education. Lee's article, which details his experience teaching virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, can be viewed at the following link.

Professor Jingyi Jessica Li Receives the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 Award

Professor Jingyi Jessica Li has received the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 Award. The award cites her outstanding contributions for improving the scientificity and transparency of data analysis, including the Central Dogma. The Central Dogma refers to the process of DNA making mRNAs and mRNAs making proteins, one of the most fundamental principles in modern biological sciences.

MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 is an annual list that recognizes outstanding innovators who are younger than 35. The awards span a wide range of fields, including biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation, communications, and the Internet.

Recognition by MIT Technology Review gives these young people a platform to present themselves and their achievements to industry leaders, academic experts, and the global public. Each year, brilliant men and women are recognized for their advancements in diverse technical fields including biotechnology and medicine, computer and electronics hardware, software, internet, artificial intelligence, robotics, telecommunications, nanotechnology and materials, energy, and transportation. Congratulations to Professor Jingyi Jessica Li for winning this prestigious award!

For more detailed information about the Professor and the award, click here.

Do Hyun Kim Awarded GATP Fellowship Starting July 2021

Do Hyun Kim has been awarded the GATP (Genomic Analysis and Interpretation Training Program) Fellowship starting July 1st, 2021.

The Genomic Analysis Training Program is funded by a NIH grant and supports UCLA pre-doctoral students whose goal is to conduct research in genomics. The program is designed to insure that students obtain an adequate biological, computational and statistical foundation to succeed in this interdisciplinary field. Click here for more information.

Continued Student Awards 2021-2022

Joanna Boland, PhD student, has been awarded a 2021-2022 Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship.

FSPH Schoolwide Awards 2021-2022

Crystal Shaw, PhD, has been selected to receive a Raymond Goodman Scholarship.

Douglas Morrison, PhD, has been selected by Dean Ron Brookmeyer and academic leadership from across the Fielding School as the recipient of the Carolbeth Korn Prize.

Juhyun Kim, PhD, has been selected as the recipient of the Dean's Outstanding Student Award in Biostatistics.

Qi Qian, MS, has been selected to receive a Raymond Goodman Scholarship.