August 5, 2015

Dr. Sen Wins U-M Research Award

 Dr. Sen’s statistical support of family medicine faculty and residents earns well-deserved recognition from the University of Michigan. 

Ananda Sen, Ph.D., professor, was selected as the 2015 Collegiate Research Professorship Award recipient.

Ananda Sen, Ph.D.
Ananda Sen, Ph.D.

Dr. Sen is being recognized for his innovative application of biostatistics to research that has shed light on fundamental issues related to quality-of-life, cancer prevention and women’s health.

Dr. Sen notes “Working with physicians is a truly rewarding experience. It gives me a sense of purpose and helps me grow as a responsible statistician.  I thank all my medical collaborators for teaching me to be a better team scientist every day.”

An accomplished researcher and a fellow of the American Statistical Association, he is also an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. His established career record as a statistician boasts more than 125 publications in peer-reviewed journals and invited book chapters. He has methodological expertise in the areas of competing risks, analysis of recurrent event data, and measuring inter-rater agreement. His collaborative experience is in cancer prevention and biomarker research with diet and disease endpoints. He serves on the editorial board of several statistical and medical journals and directs the Biostatistics Core in the NCI funded Specialized Program on Research Excellence in GI Cancer at the University of Michigan. In the past,he has also served as an expert panelist for the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT), in the National Academy of Sciences.

"Many of us in Family Medicine have worked with Ananda, including most of our family medicine residents, as well as faculty from all tracks.  His ability to identify the core statistical issues in each project and to find solutions is incredible. We are so lucky to have him as an esteemed colleague,” said Philip Zazove, M.D., the George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine. “It is so exciting to see the University recognize him in this manner." 

The award, developed by U-M’s Office of Research, recognizes members of the research faculty for significant scholarly contributions to their field of study. Dr. Sen will be recognized at a ceremony held this October.