Michael A. Posner

What did you do today?
Is anybody happier because you passed this way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke today?
The day is almost over, and its toiling time is through:
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?
Can you say tonight in parting with the day that's slipping fast,
That you helped a single person of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said?
Does the one whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste the day or use it? Was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness, or a scar of discontent?
As you close you eyes in slumber, do you think that you can say:
You have earned one more tomorrow by what you did today?

"To dance, above all, is to enter into the motions of life. It is an action, a movement, a process. The dance of life is not so much a metaphor as a fact; to dance is to know oneself alone and to celebrate it."
--Sherman Paul

Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary a qualification for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.
--H.G. Wells

I also have a plethora of other quotes.

Personal Information

I received my bachelor's degree in Statistics and Economics from the University of Rochester in 1994 with a certificate in Actuarial Studies, a certificate in Management Studies of Information Systems, and a citation of special acheivement in Mathematical Economics. I spent a fifth year under a special program called the Take Five doing multilingual studies (Spanish, Hebrew, American Sign Language and French).

In May 1996, I completed my Master's degree with the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where I was nominated for the 1996 Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Student Teaching Award.

I moved to Boston and took a job at New England Research Institutes as a Biostatistician on the Virology Quality Assurance Project and the Hemophilia Growth and Development Study and was the statistical computing expert.

Most recently, I began the Ph.D. in Biostatistics program at Boston University School of Public Health and am working at the Data Coordinating Center there as a Statistical Analyst.

How to contact me

Data Coordinating Center
715 Albany Street, T-4E
Boston, MA 02118
(617)638-5066 (Fax)

What I am working on?

I am currently working at the Data Coordinating Center, a.k.a. the "DCC".
The projects on which I work are:

I have set up a page for Public Health Research links. Check it out and let me know if you have any suggestions.


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Hobbies & Entertainment

Things to do in Boston Dancing


Other Interests

Fun on the Web

This page last updated on April 25, 2001 // posner@earthlink.net