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Karl Peace
adjunct professorships at PMA biostatistics subsec- College of Public Health,
the Medical College of tion. He is founder of the three eminent scholar
Karl Peace—Georgia Cancer
Virginia, the University Biopharmaceutical Applied chairs, one professorship,
Coalition distinguished can-
of Michigan, Temple Statistics Symposium (BASS), and 16 student scholarship
cer scholar, senior research
University, The University now in its 16th year. funds, including five for stu-
scientist, and professor of
of North Carolina, and Peace founded BASS dents from his native Baker
biostatistics in the Jiann-
Duke University. in 1994 to provide an County, Georgia.
Ping Hsu College of Public
Peace’s second career opportunity for biophar-
Health at Georgia Southern
was in research, technical maceutical professionals to
University—received the
support, and management share insight into common
Tito Mijares Lifetime
in the pharmaceutical biopharmaceutical problems
Achievement Award from
industry. He held the posi- in a timely manner and to
Sylvan Green
the Philippine Statistical
tions of senior statistician provide a source of funding
Association on December 5,
Sylvan B. Green, director of
at Burroughs-Wellcome, to support graduate work in
2008. He received the award
biometry and the inaugural
manager of clinical statistics biostatistics. Attendees and
“for his research, scholarship,
Linda McCartney Breast
at A. H. Robins, direc- presenters at BASS come
teaching, and philanthropy to
Cancer Endowed Chair in
tor of research statistics at from academia, the phar-
education and public health
Biometry at the Arizona
SmithKline and French maceutical industry, and the
and for his efforts in research,
Cancer Center and profes-
Labs, senior director of government, particularly
development, technical sup-
sor of epidemiology and
GI clinical studies, data the U.S. Food and Drug
port, and management in
biostatistics in the College
management and analysis Administration. BASS is one
the pharmaceutical industry.”
of Public Health at The
at G. D. Searle, and vice of the premier conferences
During his long career, he
University of Arizona, died
president of worldwide in the world and represents
made contributions to the
December 13, 2008, in
technical operations at a first-rate educational
development and approval
Tucson, Arizona, of pancre-
Warner Lambert/Parke- opportunity. Funds raised
of drugs to treat Alzheimer’s;
atic cancer. He was 62.
Davis. He also founded through BASS have been
cardiovascular, ulcer, and
Biopharmaceutical Research used to create endowments
infectious diseases; and men-
Consultants Inc. (BRCI), a at the Medical College
tal disorders.
contract research organiza- of Virginia and Georgia
The Jiann-Ping Hsu
tion that provides research Southern University. These
College of Public Health
and clinical development endowments have supported
was endowed by Peace in
services to the biopharma- more than 30 students in
memory and honor of his
ceutical industry. There, he attaining a PhD in biosta-
wife, Jiann-Ping Hsu. Peace
held the positions of presi- tistics, MPH in biostatistics,
is the architect of the MPH
dent, chief executive officer, or MD.
in biostatistics and founding
and chief scientific officer. Peace has published
director of the Karl E. Peace
Peace is a member of extensively, including 122
Center for Biostatistics. He
several professional and articles, seven books, 14
earned a PhD in biostatistics
honorary societies, includ- book chapters, and 22 book
from the Medical College
ing the Drug Information reviews. He has given 121
Green was acknowledged
of Virginia, an MS in
Association, Regulatory invited presentations and
by his research colleagues
mathematics from Clemson
Affairs Professional Society, organized, chaired, or
both nationally and interna-
University, a BS in chemis-
Biometric Society, American moderated 175 sessions
tionally as one of the most
try from Georgia Southern
Society for Quality Control, or conferences.
outstanding cancer clinical
College, and a health
American Statistical Peace is the recipient of
biostatisticians worldwide.
science certificate from
Association, and Kappa Phi 41 citations and awards.
Born May 15, 1946, in
Vanderbilt University.
Kappa. He is a past member His philanthropic contribu-
Philadelphia, he earned a
Peace’s first career was
of the Committee on Applied tions include 21 endow-
bachelor’s degree in natural
teaching and research at the
and Theoretical Statistics, ments at Georgia Southern
science and his medical
university level. He previ-
National Research Council, University, the Medical
degree from the University
ously taught mathematics at
and National Academy of College of Virginia, the
of Pennsylvania, where he
Georgia Southern College,
Science. He is or has been University of California
held a certificate in molecu-
Clemson University,
chair of the biostatistics sub- at Berkeley, Randolph-
lar biology. He served his
Virginia Commonwealth
section of the Pharmaceutical Macon College, and the
medical internship at the
University, and Randolph-
Manufacturers Association International Chinese
State University of New
Macon College, where he
(PMA), Biopharmaceutical Statistical Association. The
York Upstate Medical
was a tenured professor.
Section of the ASA, and endowments have estab-
Center in Syracuse from
He has held numerous
training committee of the lished the Jiann-Ping Hsu
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