Donating to Biostatistics
Guide to Giving
When you give to the Biostatistics program via the Minnesota Medical Foundation, you can select a giving option that suits your philanthropic goals.
We thank our alumni and friends of the Division for their generous support of the Jacob E. Bearman, the James R. Boen, Marcus O. Kjelsberg, and the John E. Connett Student Awards, which have been endowed through their generous contributions, ensuring that the award will continue for many years to come.
Contributions to the funds are tax-deductible and may be made via personal or cashier’s check.
Please include the MMF gift form with your contribution. Please indicate into which Biostatistics scholarship award fund you would like your donation to be deposited.
Division of Biostatistics Student Awards
School of Public Health – University of Minnesota
Jacob E. Bearman Student Achievement Award
The Jacob E. Bearman Student Achievement Award was established in 1994. The award, presented annually in recognition of outstanding academic and professional achievement, is given in honor of Jacob “Pete” Bearman, who was a faculty member in the Division from 1953 to 1978 and headed the Division from 1956 to 1965. Dr. Bearman passed away in 2005.
Recipients of the Bearman Award – Past 5 years
Yang Xie (2006)
Yue Cui (2007)
Benhuai Xie (2008)
Peng Wei (2009)
Brian Hobbs (2010)
James R. Boen Student Achievement Award
The James R. Boen Graduate Award was established in 2000. The award is annually presented and given in honor of James R. Boen, a faculty member in the Division of Biostatistics from 1964 to 2000 and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Public Health from 1985 to 1998. It is with sadness we write that Dr. Boen passed away in December, 2007.
The James R. Boen Award provides financial support and recognizes Biostatistics students whose achievements are strongest in applied biostatistics.
Recipients of the Boen Award – Past 5 years
Colleen Curran (2006)
Brian Hobbs (2007)
Rachel Isaksson (2008)
Harrison Quick (2009)
Laura Hatfield (2010)
Biostatistics Teaching Assistant Awards
To recognize outstanding service as a teaching assistant and acknowledge the contributions to the Division’s educational mission, the Division established a Teaching Assistant Award during the 1997-1998 academic year.
2006: Freda Cooner, Ran Li, Nicholas Salkowski
2007: An Liu, Katie Schomaker, Milan Seth, Luping Zhao
2008: Carlye Kraemer, Keegan Hasselmann, Brian Hobbs
2009: Edward Bendert, Laura Hatfield, Emily Zabor
2010: Jeremiah Menk, Joao Dias Monteiro, Nicholas Salkowski
Biostatistics Research Assistant Awards
The Division established a Research Assistant Award during the 2005-2006 academic year. The award recognizes outstanding work as a research assistant and acknowledges contribution to the Division’s statistical methods and collaborative research mission.
2006: Haijun Ma, Shweta Sharma, Peng Wei
2007: Xiaoxiao Kong, Zhenyu Pan, Nick Salkowski
2008: Ann Brearley, Ran Li, Nick Wold
2009: Jonathan Chipman, Nan Zhang, Hui Zhou
2010: Fang Han, Adrian Tan, Andrew Wey