Julian Higgins receives Campbell Collaboration’s Frederick Mosteller Award
Julian Higgins, Methods Group representative on The Cochrane
Collaboration’s Steering Group and Senior Statistician at the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge, UK, has been awarded the Campbell Collaboration’s Frederick Mosteller Award for Distinctive Contributions to Systematic Reviewing.
Julian Higgins, Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group
Julian is an active contributor to both The Campbell and Cochrane Collaborations, and is co-editor of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, the official
document that describes in detail the process of preparing nd maintaining Cochrane systematic reviews on the effects of healthcare interventions. About the accolade, Julian says, "I am surprised, fl attered and delighted to have been chosen for this award. Fred Mosteller was a great statistician, and to have my name associated with him in this way is a huge honour."
Julian will be presented with his award at the first joint Colloquium of The Campbell and Cochrane Collaborations, in Keystone, USA, in October.
Arild Bjørndal, Co-chair of the Campbell Collaboration’s Steering Group, says, "It is very appropriate that The Campbell Collaboration will honour Julian Higgins at the first Colloquium to be co-hosted with The Cochrane Collaboration. Julian has worked both theoretically and practically to improve the methodological quality of systematic reviews. In that work the boundaries between the two Collaborations are insignifi cant; Campbell has learned a tremendous lot from Julian and the Cochrane effort."
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