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Remembering Marvin Zelen

Posted by Cyrus Mehta

Nov 17, 2014 3:57:00 PM

Outstanding Thought Leader, Scientist and Humanitarian, Passes away at Age 87

It is with immense sadness that we announce that Marvin Zelen, one of the foremost statisticians of our time, widely regarded as the Father of Clinical Trials, and mentor to hundreds of younger colleagues passed away on November 15, 2014. Professor Zelen was the former Chairman of the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health and built it up into one of the best departments in the world by his leadership, personality and ability to attract first-rate scientists. Almost everyone who had the good fortune to work with Marvin went on to achieve fame and success. But beyond his intellectual prowess, Marvin was a wonderful human being. He was gracious to younger colleagues and went out of his way to help them in every way possible.

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