Michael R. Kosorok, PhD
University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member Michael R. Kosorok, PhD, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
Dr. Kosorok, who is the W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was honored for his distinguished contributions to biostatistics in survival analysis; empirical processes and semiparametric models; statistical learning theory and personalized medicine; and for extraordinary administrative service.
Dr. Kosorok has led a number of National Institutes of Health grants, including a Big Data to Knowledge in Biomedicine grant to train students from multiple disciplines to develop career-long relationships with big data. He co-leads the National Cancer Institute’s Statistical Methods for Cancer Clinical Trials to develop new methods for the design and analysis of cancer clinical trials.
Since 2006, he has become the Chair of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics and Operations Research at UNC Gillings. He serves as Director of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute’s Biostatistics Core and as research fellow at the Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.
Among his honors are fellowship in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and American Statistical Association and numerous invitations to give distinguished lectures throughout his career.
Election as a fellow, a tradition that began in 1874, is an honor bestowed upon members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by their peers for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. For a full list of the 2016 AAAS fellows, go to https://www.aaas.org/2016-fellows. ■