The University of Rochester Medical Center has tapped Robert Strawderman to chair its biostatistics and computational biology department.
Strawderman is a professor of biological statistics, computational biology, and statistical science at Cornell University, and professor in the department of public health at Weill-Cornell Medical College.
He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in biostatistics from Harvard University. Prior to that, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Rutgers College.
Strawderman will replace David Oakes, a professor of biostatistics who has served as the interim chair since February 2008.
Pending approval by the UR trustees, Strawderman will start work on July 1.