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Jeremy Taylor Of UCLA School Of Public Health Wins Spiegelman Award As Outstanding Young Biostatistician

Thursday, August 1, 1996

Jeremy M.G. Taylor, a professor of biostatistics at the UCLA School of Public Health, has been named "outstanding statistician under the age of 40" for 1996 by the American Public Health Association.

Taylor, who also holds an appointment in the UCLA School of Medicine's radiation oncology department and is a member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, won the 1996 Mortimer Spiegelman Award, sponsored by the statistics section of the APHA.

He won the award for his outstanding accomplishments in statistical studies of radiation oncology and epidemiological AIDS data. "There was serious competition for the award, but Jeremy Taylor outshined them all," said Martin Tanner, the award committee chair.

The APHA annually recognizes a statistician under 40 who has made one or more important contributions to the field of health statistics. The award, established in 1970, is a tribute to Mortimer Spiegelman, a well-known statistician and advisor in the fields of demography and public health.

Taylor is the second person from UCLA ever to receive this award. Abdelmonem Afifi, dean of the UCLA School of Public Health since 1985, won the 1976 Spiegelman Award.

Taylor also was named recently as a fellow of the American Statistical Association for his work in mathematical modeling of cancer and AIDS data. In April, he received the 1996 Radiation Research Society Award for his outstanding contributions in mathematical modeling and statistical analysis of radiation oncology data.