The ASA is accepting applications for a science policy fellow to help elevate the profile of statistics in policymaking and advocate on behalf of the profession. Through this newly created program, the fellow will be based at the ASA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, but will spend the bulk of her/his time in Washington, advocating for statistics and experiencing first-hand how federal science policy is formed. More information here.
Fellow Xihong Lin Receives National Cancer Institute Award
Xihong Lin of the Harvard University School of Public Health received a National Cancer Institute outstanding investigator award. As described in the Harvard press release, the $6.6 million award to Lin is part of a new program to give "promising and productive investigators enough time and money to continue or embark on projects of unusual potential in cancer research—and to take greater risks in their work." A description of Xihong's work can be found here.
ASA, Simply Statistics Host Encore of Popular JSM Session on Data Science