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ASA Member News December 2007
Welcome to the December edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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In this month’s President’s Corner, Mary Ellen Bock discusses the important function of Chapters in the ASA structure and how they can assist in increasing ASA membership by hosting a career day.
The 2008 internship listings appear in the December issue of Amstat News. Additional internship listings will be posted as received.
7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH POLICY STATISTICS (ICHPS) – Housing Deadline: December 19, 2007, Registration Deadline: January 8, 2008
The 2008 ICHPS (formerly ICHPR, International Conference on Health Policy Research) will include invited and contributed presentations and workshops from prominent statisticians, health economists, and health policy experts focusing on quantitative and statistical methods used in health policy, outcomes research, and health services research. The keynote speaker will be Mark Pauly, professor of Health Care Systems, Business and Public Policy, Insurance and Risk Management, and Economics at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The housing deadline for ICHPS is December 19, 2007. Register online by January 8, 2008.
THE 2008 DON OWEN AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Deadline: February 1, 2008
The San Antonio Chapter is accepting nominations for the 2008 Don Owen Award from ASA chapters nationwide. Nominees must be a member of the ASA, but are not required to be a member of the nominating chapter. The San Antonio Chapter presents the Don Owen Award to a statistician who embodies the three-fold accomplishments of Donald B. Owen. Owen’s illustrious career serves as the ideal against which nominees are evaluated for excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. The sponsor of this award is Taylor & Francis.
JSM 2008 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Deadline: February 4, 2008
Abstract submissions for the 2008 Joint Statistical Meetings are being accepted for contributed papers and posters and topic-contributed papers, posters, and panels. As a courtesy to participants, the ASA is no longer requiring JSM pre-registration in order to submit an abstract. The deadline for online abstract submissions is February 4, 2008.
MEMBER INPUT ON DRAFT OF NEW STRATEGIC PLAN FOR ASA – Deadline: February 15, 2008
ASA members have the opportunity to provide input on the draft of a new strategic plan for the Association, which has been developed by a task force appointed by President Mary Ellen Bock in April 2007. The plan provides a concise set of high-level objectives and strategies that will guide fundamental decisions made by future ASA presidents and boards.
NSF PROGRAM SOLICITATION – Deadline: February 21, 2008
An updated NSF program solicitation is now available for the Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences (UBM). The goal of the UBM activity is to enhance undergraduate education and training at the intersection of the biological and mathematical sciences and to better prepare undergraduate biology or mathematics students to pursue graduate study and careers in fields that integrate the mathematical and biological sciences.
FOUNDERS AWARD NOMINATIONS CALL – Deadline: March 15, 2008
In 1988, the ASA Board of Directors voted to establish the ASA Founders Award to recognize members who have rendered distinguished service to the association. Individual(s) selected will have served the association for an extended period of time, usually in a variety of leadership roles such as, but not limited to, Section, Chapter, Committee, editorial, or officer capacities wherein effective service or leadership was provided within the ASA or through ASA outreach to other organizations. The Founders Award Committee depends on the ASA membership to submit nominations.
W. J. YOUDEN AWARD – Deadline: March 15, 2008
Nominations are being accepted for the 2008 W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing, sponsored by the American Statistical Association. This award was established in 1985 to recognize publications that make outstanding contributions to the design and/or analysis of interlaboratory tests or describe ingenious approaches to the planning and evaluation of data from such tests. The award recipient(s) will receive a certificate and a share of a $1,000 prize.
WILKS MEMORIAL MEDAL NOMINATIONS – Deadline: April 1, 2008
The 2008 Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Medal Committee invites members to submit nominations for this award, to be presented at the 2008 annual meetings in August. The award consists of a medal, citation, and honorarium.
BRYANT SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS – Deadline: April 1, 2008
The Edward C. Bryant Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student in Survey Statistics is awarded each August at the Joint Statistical Meetings. The winner receives a certificate and $1,500 prize.
COMMITTEE ON AWARD OF OUTSTANDING STATISTICAL APPLICATION – Deadline: April 1, 2008
The Outstanding Statistical Application Award was established in 1986 to recognize a paper that is an outstanding application of statistics in any substantive field. The award will be presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August.
EXCELLENCE IN STATISTICAL REPORTING AWARD – Deadline: April 15, 2008
This Excellence in Statistical Reporting award is given to encourage and recognize members of the communications media who have best displayed an informed interest in the science of statistics and its role in public life. The award can be given for a single statistical presentation or for sustained worthy contributions, as would clearly be a credit to the statistical profession.
2008 BAYESIAN BIOSTATISTICS CONFERENCE– Houston, Texas – January 30-February 1, 2008
Current and prospective users of Bayesian biostatistics are invited to join experts in the field for a three-day Bayesian Biostatistics Conference at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend two courses on the first day of the conference, followed by invited and contributed talks the following two days.
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOPHARMACEUTICAL STATISTICS – Shanghai, China – June 30-July 2, 2008
The 2008 Symposium is cosponsored by, among others, the American Statistical Association. The purpose of the Symposium is to provide an international forum for statistical professionals to share information and to improve and promote the harmonization of statistical practice in the industry at the international front. The symposium will cover a range of topics in research; development; and regulations of drugs, biologics, medical devices, and biotechnologies. There will be keynote speeches and invited presentations from prominent statisticians.
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GIFT-GIVING GUIDE FOR STATISTICIANS AND MATHEMATICIANS
Wondering what to get those statisticians and mathematicians on your list for the holidays? The American Statistical Association’s media experts have suggested holiday gift possibilities to help make your shopping easier.
CALL FOR ASA FELLOW NOMINATIONS
Becoming an ASA Fellow is one of the highest honors bestowed by our organization. On behalf of the ASA, members of the Committee on Fellows strongly encourage the nomination of deserving members for the ASA Fellow award. They also encourage ASA Chapters, Sections, and Committees to search for and nominate deserving members from their respective constituencies. Nominate a Fellow.
ASA ENDORSES CONCLUSIONS OF THE UN IPCC FOURTH ASSESMENT REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
The ASA Board of Directors approved a statement on climate change, including an endorsement of the conclusions of the Fourth Assessment Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The document also calls for expanding the scope of statistician involvement in climate change research.
SPAIG AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Statistical Partnerships among Academe, Industry, and Government (SPAIG) committee of the American Statistical Association would like to solicit applications or nominations for the 2008 SPAIG award. Each year, SPAIG recognizes effective partnerships with a SPAIG award presented at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings. If you have an ongoing partnership, please consider applying for the award. If you have questions about the award or the process, feel free to contact Rahul Parsa or Morteza Marzjarani.
COPSS 2008 AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) Awards are jointly sponsored by the American Statistical Association; the Institute of Mathematical Statistics; the International Biometric Society, ENAR; the International Biometric Society, WNAR; and the Statistical Society of Canada. Nominations are being accepted for COPSS 2008 awards, including the R.A. Fisher Lectureship, the Florence Nightingale David Award, the Elizabeth L. Scott Award, the George W. Snedecor Award, and the Presidents' Award. Each award consists of a plaque, citation, and cash honorarium.
ASA ANNOUNCES DATES FOR UPCOMING WEBINARS FOR STATISTICIANS IN THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Remaining sessions in the ASA’s current series of webinars for statisticians working in the biopharmaceutical industry will be held December 7 and January 10. The sessions are sponsored by the ASA’s Biopharmaceutical Section and are open to both ASA members and nonmembers.
2008 TRAVELING SHORT COURSES
The ASA Council of Chapters Traveling Short Course Committee is pleased to announce the 2008 course offerings. The Traveling Short Courses are provided by the ASA to bring low-cost, local courses to Chapters. The Traveling Course is intended as a service to assist Chapters in providing workshops for members, and developing programs and outreach.
JSM 2008 LOCAL AREA COMMITTEE
Matt Pocernich, president of the ASA Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, is looking for members interested in participating in Local Area Committee activities that will support the Joint Statistical Meetings in Denver, August 3–7, 2008. If you are interested, please contact Matt Pocernich.
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