Alumna and Harvard Prof. Nancy Cook ’76 to Give Annual Mathematics Lecture at Holy Cross

Event part of 40th anniversary celebration of women at College

March 26th, 2013 by 

Nancy Romanowicz Cook ’76, a biostatistician and professor in the department of Medicine at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, will deliver the 20th annual Leonard C. Sulski Memorial Lecture in Mathematics on Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in Room 519 in the Hogan Campus Center at the College of the Holy Cross.  Cook, who graduated in the first class of women at the College, will give a lecture titled “Statistics in Medicine: Risk prediction models for cardiovascular disease in women.” The event, which is free and open to the public, is a part of the College’s 40th anniversary celebration of women on campus.

Cook, who is also a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, is involved in the design, conduct, and analysis of several large randomized trials, including the Women’s Health Study, the Physicians’ Health Study, and the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL). She is also interested in modeling observational data for developing risk prediction scores, using clinical and genetic biomarkers. Throughout her career, she has assisted in the development of the Reynolds Risk Score for cardiovascular disease as well as improved methodology for comparing and evaluating risk prediction models.

The lecture series is a tribute to Professor Sulski, who taught in the mathematics and computer science department at Holy Cross from 1965 until his untimely death from leukemia in 1991.  The lecture will be preceded by a dinner co-sponsored by mathematics and computer science department at Holy Cross and the Mathematical Association of America. For more information about the dinner contact Thomas Cecil at (508) 793-2719 or tcecil@holycross.edu before April 3.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

| More

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
07/24/15 ‘How J.D. Power drove change in auto research’
07/23/15 Holy Cross’ Amy Archambault Sets Things “inMotion” with Boston Arts Residency
07/22/15 Holy Cross Alum, Robert Dudley ’08, Receives Second Fulbright
07/22/15 Holy Cross Hires Amit Taneja to Fill New Role as Chief Diversity Officer
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Video: How Spring Arrives at Holy Cross

Watch Video >
See video
Reunion 2015: A Time to Reconnect, Reminisce and Remember

Watch Video >
See video
Holy Cross Awards 724 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

09/03/2015

Internship Information Session

See More >
09/10/2015

Taste of Holy Cross

See More >
09/11/2015

Internship Expo

See More >
10/05/2015

Idea Weekend Hackathon Information Session

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

07/14/15

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 18 Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the Country

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 18 on Money Magazine’s list of “The 50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges,” and No. 89 overall  on Money’s list of “Best...

07/14/15

Amanda Belichick Named Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

ESPN | Sports Illustrated | Yahoo! News | Boston Herald

Amanda Belichick was recently named the head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at the College of the Holy Cross. The news of her appointment ran in more than 50 media...

06/24/15

USA Today Ranks Holy Cross No. 4 Among the 10 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

USA Today College

According to USA Today College, the College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 4 on “The 10 best colleges in Massachusetts” list, released today.  The national news outlet...