ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News July 2008
Welcome to the July edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know the ASA has more than 20 sections that sponsor activities promoting the advancement of unique specialties of statistical science? Joining a section will give you opportunities to interact with other statistical experts in your area of interest. Learn more about ASA sections.
In Amstat News
In this month’s Amstat News President’s Corner, Peter A. Lachenbruch, Donald Stablein, and Janet Wittes examine an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and decide the writers were too quick to impugn the integrity of statisticians who work at for-profit organizations.
JSM 2008 REGISTRATION – Advance Deadline – July 17, 2008
Register for JSM 2008 now. Registration closes on July 17, 2008 at 12 midnight eastern time. After this date, registration will only be possible onsite. Increased onsite registration fees apply.
JSM CAREER PLACEMENT – Advance Deadline – July 17, 2008
Resume & Job Posting Deadline - July 18, 2008
Take advantage of the full-service recruiting facility for employers and job seekers at the JSM Career Placement Service this year in Denver. If you are an employer with statistical openings or a statistician looking for a new or first job, this is the place for you! The online resume and job searches opened June 1, 2008. If you have already registered be sure your record is complete no later than Friday, July 18th. After this date any changes or additions can only be made onsite at JSM.
JSM VIRTUAL OPEN MEETING – August 2–8, 2008
Join the ASA’s first-ever virtual open meeting. Take part in an online discussion forum with the ASA’s leaders, including Tony Lachenbruch, Sally Morton, Sastry Pantula, and Ron Wasserstein. The open meeting is available to everyone from August 2nd through 8th. Learn about the ASA. Ask questions. Offer suggestions.
2008 FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP – Arlington, Virginia –September 15–17, 2008
The 12th FDA/Industry Statistics Workshop is scheduled for September 15–17 at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. It is cosponsored by the Biopharmaceutical Section of the American Statistical Association and the Food and Drug Administration Statistical Association.
NEW LEARNSTAT COURSES FOR FALL 2008
Using Negative Binomial Models for the Analysis of Counts, presented by Joseph Hilbe
Friday, October 3
Applied Survival Analysis, presented by Susanne May
Friday, October 10
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas
Visit the LearnSTAT page to learn more.
Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. View our Upcoming Events Calendar.
STATISTICIANS IN THE NEWS
Have you visited our new Statisticians in the News Section to read more about recent coverage of statisticians and their work? A recent Newsweek article, Lies, Damned Lies And …In the Wild West that is genome research, statisticians are the new sheriffs in town, highlights the use of statistics, specifically the use of statistics to uncover mistakes.
Special Opportunities & Announcements
2009 UNITED NATIONS NATIONAL COMPETITIVE RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION
The U.S. Department of State encourages qualified U.S. citizens to apply to take the 2009 United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination, which will be given in the fields of statistics, administration, economics, finance, information technology, public information, and social affairs. Applicants must be no more than 32 years old as of December 31, 2009, and the application deadline is October 31, 2008.
ASA AND JSTOR CELEBRATE 10 YEARS
The American Statistical Association and JSTOR are pleased to mark the 10-year anniversary of their collaboration. The ASA and JSTOR have a successful history of working together to preserve and broaden access to important scholarly literature in the statistics field. Their accomplishments of the past 10 years have been a source of pride, and they are delighted to share this milestone with you.
SEEKING ARTICLES FOR NEW AMSTAT NEWS COLUMN FOR GOVERNMENT STATISTICIANS
Amstat News introduced a monthly column for government statisticians in the June 2008 issue. The first column featured an article by Katherine K. Wallman, chief statistician at the Office of Management and Budget. If you are a statistician working in the government and would like to contribute an article about what you do, contact Martha Aliaga, ASA director of programs, or Megan Murphy, Amstat News managing editor.
ASA VISA CARD PROGRAM
The ASA VISA Card program provides members with exciting reward options and low introductory rates. When you use your ASA credit card, you will contribute to ASA programs, such as statistics education initiatives, and help the ASA maintain low membership dues. Credit cards are only available to U.S. citizens with U.S. mailing addresses. Support the ASA and enjoy 0% for six months on purchases and balance transfers by applying today.
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