Former NCI Biostatistician Nam Mourned
Jun-mo Nam, formerly a biostatistician in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI, died on Jan. 4.
He came to NCI in 1969 to work for Dr. John Gart in the mathematical statistics and applied mathematics section of the Biometry Branch. He retired from the Biostatistics Branch after a 43-year career, but came to the office regularly as a special volunteer until June 2017.
Nam was admired for his comportment and devotion to work and the NCI mission. He authored about 80 publications in biostatistical methods and the medical sciences. His statistical publications addressed efficient statistical inference, optimal study design, measurement agreement, sample size calculations and statistical genetics.
He was a member of the International Biometric Association and the American Statistical Association. In 2011, he received the Sustained Outstanding Contributions to Korean Scientists Engineering Association in America Award for lifetime achievements, presented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea.
Besides statistical theory and methods, Nam was interested and knowledgeable about military history, particularly about World War II and the Korean War, of which he was a veteran.