Halabi Named ASA Fellow

June 19, 2015
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Susan Halabi, PhD, professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, was named in June a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s preeminent professional statistical society.

“I congratulate Dr. Halabi on being honored as a new ASA Fellow,” said David R. Morganstein, president of ASA. “Her accomplishments have contributed greatly to the advancement of statistical science and have rightfully earned her the respect and admiration her ASA peers.”

To be recognized as an ASA Fellow, each honoree must make outstanding professional contributions to the field of statistical science. Among other accomplishments, Halabi is being recognized for her outstanding statistical leadership, innovative designs and analyses in cancer clinical trials and exceptional development and validation of prognostic models of clinical outcomes.

Halabi received her PhD in 1994 from the University of Texas Health and Sciences Center, in Houston, Texas. She is the co-editor of Oncology Clinical Trials, a book whose proceeds are donated to Conquer Cancer Foundation, a non-profit fund for young investigators.

“I am extremely honored to receive the ASA award and I am also grateful for the recognition of my contribution to the statistical science and cancer scientific communities,” said Halabi, a resident of Durham. “Being honored as an ASA fellow would not have been possible without the support, inspiration and encouragement that I have received from my mentors, colleagues and family, for whom I have the deepest gratitude. I look forward to continuing to make important contributions to both statistical research methodology and to clinical research as it will permit me to draw on my strongest abilities and to provide the greatest contribution to my profession and, most importantly, to cancer patients.”

The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians and the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. Its members serve in industry, government and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare. For additional information about the American Statistical Association, please visit the ASA. For more information on Halabi and her research interests, visit Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.