Heping Zhang, Ph.D., professor of public health and statistics, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Established in 1933, the IMS is an organization that fosters the development and dissemination of theory and applications of statistics and probability. This year, Zhang is one of 20 IMS members selected for the honor, which has been granted to only 5 percent of the society’s 4,500 active members. The IMS cited Zhang’s “distinguished contributions to genetic statistics, public health, and medicine.”