Professor Jack Hall Retires

Professors David Oakes and Jack Hall

Professors David Oakes (left) and Jack Hall

 

On July 26, 2012, the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology held a reception in honor of Professor W. Jackson ("Jack") Hall, who retired after a long and illustrious career at the University of Rochester.

Jack was recruited to the University of Rochester in 1969 to chair the new Department of Statistics, serving as chair for 14 years. He was instrumental in developing the doctoral program in Statistics, and later was a force behind the formation of the Division of Biostatistics (now the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology) in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.