|Sollecito appointed to ASA workgroup on leadership|
|September 23, 2013|
William Sollecito, DrPH, clinical professor and former director of the Public Health Leadership Program and alumnus of the Gillings School's biostatistics department, recently was appointed to the Statistical Leadership Workgroup of the American Statistical Association (ASA), a national committee empaneled by ASA's president to assess leadership education needs and develop leadership education curricula for ASA members.
An innovative leadership course, proposed by biostatistics chair Michael Kosorok, PhD, and developed in 2011 by faculty members in the department, was the subject of an article in the AMSTAT News, a publication of the American Statistical Association, in 2012. The course, taught by faculty members in biostatistics and the Public Health Leadership Program, caught the attention of ASA leaders.
"My appointment to the ASA workgroup was an outgrowth of our biostatistics leadership course here at the School," Sollecito said. "I continue to be excited at the prospect of expanding leadership education both for biostatisticians within our school and in the larger community."
Sollecito cited the contributions of nationally recognized statistical leaders including Robert Rodriguez, PhD, former ASA president and senior director of statistical research and development at SAS Institute Inc. in Cary, N.C., who developed the ASA initiative.
"We share a belief in, and are highly motivated by, the importance of furthering leadership education for statisticians and especially sharing our leadership knowledge and experiences with others in our field," Sollecito said.
|Last updated September 23, 2013|