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Department of Statistical Science
College of Arts & Sciences

2012 SPAIG Award
Press release at Eli Lilly and Company

The American Statistical Association (ASA) presented its Statistical Partnership among Academia, Industry, and Government Award to Lilly and Baylor University at its annual meeting on July 31. The prestigious award, given only once each year, recognizes Lilly and Baylor for establishing a partnership to enhance pharmaceutical R&D.

Baylor Statistics and Eli Lilly Company Honored with National Award for Collaboration
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2012)- When Dr. John Seaman, professor of statistical science at Baylor University, began working with his former Ph.D. student Stacey Lindborg, he didn't realize what exactly it would lead to. His work with Lindborg was just the beginning of a strong collaboration between Baylor's department of statistical science and Eli Lilly and Company--a union that was recently honored by the American Statistical Association with the Statistical Partnerships among Academe, Industry, and Government (SPAIG) Award.

When is Reproducibility an Ethical Issue? Genomics, Personalized Medicine, and Human Error
Dr. Keith Baggerly, of M.D. Anderson, will be presenting a colloquium on his discovery of cancer researchers at Duke University falsifying results through statistical analysis (and persistence). His discovery was so important that it was featured on 60 Minutes and the front page of the New York Times. Please encourage your faculty, undergraduate and graduate students to attend.

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