MEDICAL DEVICES AND DIAGNOSTICS ASA'S NEWEST SECTION
Medical Devices and Diagnostics Section
One of the ASA’s special interest groups became a section at the beginning of this year. SIGMEDD, the Statistical Interest Group for Medical Devices and Diagnostics, has officially become the Medical Devices and Diagnostics Section (MDD) of the American Statistical Association. Learn more about our newest section.
ASA LAUNCHES NEW, FREE JOURNAL
Statistics and Public Policy (SPP)
Because the ASA leadership thinks statistics has an essential role in public policy, it has decided to provide this journal for free to everyone in the hope that it will promote science-based policy and demonstrate the ASA's advocacy for our profession as a critical contributor to local, state, federal, national and international decisionmaking. The journal can be accessed through our T&F Portal or through our members only section. Read More
New Statistical Significance Documents Available
New Statistical Significance Documents Highlight Agriculture and Sports
Two new statistical significance documents highlight the contributions of statistical science to agriculture and sports. See them here!
Looking back at 2013, which also marked the first session of the 113th Congress, the biggest story for ASA science policy was the federal budget. Sequestration resulted in deep cuts for many statistical agencies, NSF, and NIH; the 2014 budgets could lead to even more cuts. In this blog post, I review this story, look at several other issues that I've been watching, and point to items to watch for in 2014. More.
Special recognition to the following newly accredited members from December: Michael Wolf-Branigin of George Mason University, Jay Jones of Weyerhaeuser Company and Qiang Wu of East Carolina University. View all Accredited Members