New Special Collection in Biostatistics

Dr. Jiann-Ping HsuDr. Karl E. Peace has donated the papers of his late wife, Dr. Jiann-Ping Hsu, for whom the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health is named, to Henderson Library’s Special Collections.

Dr. Hsu (1947-2004) was born in China. She received her initial degree in Mathematics at National Taiwan University, her Master’s degree at Columbia University, and her Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley. She conducted tests on the effects of new drugs for the US Food and Drug Administration and for such firms as SmithKline and French Labs and Parke-Davis. She was a member of many organizations in the field of pharmaceuticals and public health and was posthumously awarded the President’s Medal for outstanding contributions to the International Chinese Statistical Association, 2004. For more information about her, consult this website.

The collection consists of handouts, examinations, and class notes from courses in Biostatistics, especially at University of California, Berkeley, 1972-1976; data on tests performed at U.S. Food and Drug Administration on such new drugs as Desyrel, Halcion, Lopid, Tagamet, and Zantac; other tests performed at SmithKline & French Labs, Parke-Davis, and Schering-Plough Corp.; and some publications by and about Dr. Hsu, including her doctoral dissertation (Berkeley, 1977).

The inventory of the papers is available on request; for a bibliography of other publications by Dr. Hsu’s publications, please visit the Karl E. Peace Library website.

Brought to you by Marvin Goss, Special Collections Department Head.

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