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Davidian is 2010 Holladay Medal honoree


Holladay Medalist Dr. Marie Davidian has made numerous significant contributions to the theory and practice of statistics as it applies to challenges in the health sciences.

The N.C. State University Board of Trustees will award the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence to Dr. Marie Davidian, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Statistics, in recognition of her outstanding career at N.C. State. The Holladay Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the
trustees and the university.

The Holladay Medal is named for Col. Alexander Quarles Holladay, the university’s first president. It recognizes the contributions of faculty members in teaching, research and service. Winners receive a medal and a framed certificate, and their names are inscribed on a plaque in the N.C. State Faculty Senate chambers.

Davidian has served at N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for more than 20 years. During which time she has made numerous significant contributions to the theory and  practice of statistics as it applies to challenges in the health sciences. In 2009, she was selected for the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies G.W. Snedecor Award, which honors an individual who was instrumental in the development of statistical theory in biometry.

Davidian is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and an elected ordinary member of the International Statistical Institute. In addition, Davidian is an adjunct professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University, where she is in residence one day per week engaging in collaborative research on cardiovascular disease with scientists at Duke Clinical Research Institute. She also is the executive editor for the journal Biometrics, the premier scholarly publication reporting on statistical methodology relevant to the biological sciences. – NCSU News Services