Biostatistics Chair Elected to the Prestigious Institute of Medicine
Gonçalo R. Abecasis, the Felix E. Moore Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics and chair of the Department of Biostatistics, was recently elected the IOM in recognition of major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. He is considered a leader in the genetic analysis of complex human traits. His team has developed statistical methods, computational algorithms, and software that facilitate quick and accurate analysis of genetic studies of human disease. His studies, and those of other scientists using his tools, are enabling a better understanding of human genetic variation and its role in disease biology.