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A conversation with Nathan Mantel

Mitchell H. Gail

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Nathan Mantel was born on February 16, 1919, in New York City. He received a B.S. degree in statistics from the City College of New York in 1939 and an M.A. degree from American University in 1956. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, has been elected Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and was recently made an Honorary Fellow of the RSS. He is also an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been President of the Eastern North American Region of the Biometric Society and a member of the Council of the International Biometric Society. He has served on the editorial boards of Risk Analysis, Biometrics, Journal of the National Cancer Institute and Cancer Research. His tenure at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) included the years 1947-1974. This time was spent entirely as a mathematical statistician at the National Cancer Institute. While at NIH, he also held the position of Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. He was a recipient of the Superior Service Award, one of the highest civilian awards given by NIH. Since leaving NIH, he has been a Research Professor of Statistics at George Washington University and currently holds the title of Research Professor of Statistics at American University. Concurrently, from 1984 through 1990, he was Visiting Professor, Neuroepidemiology, at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Statist. Sci., Volume 12, Number 2 (1997), 88-97.

First available in Project Euclid: 21 August 2002

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Gail, Mitchell H. A conversation with Nathan Mantel. Statist. Sci. 12 (1997), no. 2, 88--97. doi:10.1214/ss/1029963424.

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