The Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has named mathematical statistician Stuart Baker of the National Cancer Institute the recipient of the 2004 Distinguished Alum Award. As the winner, Baker will deliver a lecture at the School this June about his career and life.

The award recognizes an individual in government, industry, or academia, who, by virtue of his or her research or teaching, has impacted the theory and practice of statistical science. The overall career of the individual is considered with an emphasis on how the nominee has used his or her experience to bring out the best in life with research and academics.

Nominations for next year’s award, which are due Jan. 1, 2005, should be sent to the Distinguished Alum Award Committee, Department of Biostatistics, HSPH, 655 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. Nominations should include a letter describing the contributions of the candidate, specifically highlighting the criteria for the award, and a curriculum vita. Supporting letters and materials would be extremely helpful to the committee.