Statistical Science

A conversation with Marvin A. Schneiderman

Richard M. Simon

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Marvin A. Schneiderman was born on December 25, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York. He received a B.S. degree in mathematics and statistics from the City College of New York in 1939, an M.S. degree in statistics from American University in 1953 and a Ph.D. in statistics from American University in 1961. Additional graduate training and research was done at Ohio State University, Harvard Graduate School of Business and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, an elected Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a Founding Member of the American Society of Preventive Oncology. He has served as President of the Washington Statistical Society, as Chairman of the Committee on Presidents of Statistical Societies, as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association and as a Council member of the International Biometric Society. He has been an editor on the editorial advisory boards of several journals, including Cancer Research, Statistics in Medicine, Blood, Journal of the National Cancer Institute and the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. He was at the National Cancer Institute from 1948 through 1980. He began as a consulting statistician, then was appointed Head of the Controlled Trials Group for Cancer Chemotherapy and later became Associate Director for Field Studies and Statistics. His last appointment at NIH was as NCI Associate Director for Science Policy. He was awarded two of the highest honors accorded civilian employees at the NIH, the Distinguished Service Award and the Superior Service Award. After leaving the National Institutes of Health, he spent a short time with a private consulting firm with strong environmental interests. He then served as a fellow at the Environmental Law Institute before joining the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He officially retired in 1995. Marvin Schneiderman passed away on April 1, 1997.

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Statist. Sci., Volume 12, Number 2 (1997), 98-102.

First available in Project Euclid: 21 August 2002

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Simon, Richard M. A conversation with Marvin A. Schneiderman. Statist. Sci. 12 (1997), no. 2, 98--102. doi:10.1214/ss/1029963425.

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