We give three student awards based on academic performance in our programs, which includes performance in courses and qualifying exams, progress on a thesis/research paper, and citizenship and service in the department. Preference is given to students with strong nominations by faculty and who meet multiple criteria. Students must have been in the relevant program during the academic year, and have not previously received that award. Past recipients are listed below. Each recipient receives $500.
This is given to an outstanding PhD Biostatistics student who has completed the first year and passed the first written Qualifying exam at the PhD level. Preference is given to students who have passed the second written Qualifying exam. It is partially a cash award funded from the interest on a trust set up by Dorothy Walker in honor of Strother Walker, a former chair of the Department of Biometrics.