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ASA Member News December 2008
Welcome to the December edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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In Amstat News
In his last column as ASA president, Peter A. (Tony) Lachenbruch reminisces about his term and offers advice to those following in his footsteps.
The 2009 internship listings appear in the December issue of Amstat News. Additional internship listings will be posted as received.
HEALTH POLICY FELLOWSHIP – Deadline: January 5, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are seeking applications for their 2009 Health Policy Fellowship. The aim of the fellowship is to foster collaboration between NCHS staff and visiting scholars. The fellowship allows scholars to conduct new and innovative analyses and participate in developmental and health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys. It also offers access to the data resources provided by the CDC.
THE 2009 DON OWEN AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Deadline: February 1, 2009
The San Antonio Chapter is accepting nominations for the 2009 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 award to a statistician who embodies the three-fold accomplishments of Donald B. Owen: excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. The sponsor of this award is Taylor & Francis.
ASA TRAVEL GRANTS TO DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, FOR THE 57TH SESSION OF ISI – Deadline: February 20, 2009
The ASA has received funding from the National Science Foundation to support travel to Durban, South Africa, for the August 16–22, 2009, meeting of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). The grant will provide partial transportation assistance to individuals presenting papers or who have an official function at the ISI meeting. Newer faculty who have completed PhD requirements in 1996 or later, women, and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Attendees must be members of ISI or one of its sections or an official representative of an invited organization. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR ASA FELLOW NOMINATIONS – Deadline: March 3, 2009
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.
FOUNDERS AWARD NOMINATIONS CALL – Deadline: March 15, 2009
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.
NOMINATIONS FOR W. J. YOUDEN AWARD – Deadline: March 15, 2009
Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 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 share of a $1,000 prize.
WILKS MEMORIAL MEDAL NOMINATIONS – Deadline: April 1, 2009
The 2009 Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Medal Committee invites members to submit nominations for this award, to be presented at the 2009 annual meetings in August. The award consists of a medal, citation, and honorarium.
BRYANT SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS – Deadline: April 1, 2009
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.
NOMINATIONS FOR AWARD OF OUTSTANDING STATISTICAL APPLICATION – Deadline: April 1, 2009
The Award of Outstanding Statistical Application 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.
NOMINATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE IN STATISTICAL REPORTING AWARD – Deadline: April 15, 2009
This 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.
NEW WEB-BASED TRAINING SERIES FROM THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SECTION
Classical Sample-Size Analysis for Hypothesis Testing (Part I)
Ralph O’Brien (Case Western Reserve University)
January 29, 2009, Noon - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Classical Sample-Size Analysis for Hypothesis Testing (Part II)
Ralph O’Brien (Case Western Reserve University)
February 12, 2009, Noon - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
If you have any questions, please contact Rick Peterson.
SYMPOSIUM ON STATISTICAL METHODS – Atlanta, Georgia – April 7–8, 2009
Statisticians, social and behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, economists, policy analysts, and other health researchers are invited to participate in the 12th Biennial Symposium on Statistical Methods, to be held in Decatur, Georgia (Atlanta metropolitan area). The symposium is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Statistical Association. The theme is “Info-Fusion: Utilization of Multi-Source Data.” In conjunction with the symposium, short courses will be offered on April 6, 2009.
17TH ANNUAL QUALITY & PRODUCTIVITY RESEARCH CONFERENCE – Yorktown Heights, New York – June 3–5, 2009
The 17th annual Quality & Productivity Research Conference will take place June 3–5, 2009, in Yorktown Heights, New York. The focus will be on presenting leading-edge research by academic and industrial statisticians and showing the best new statistical methods for improving industrial quality and productivity. There also will be a pre-conference full-day course on June 2, 2009 (“Statistical Methods in Reliability,” by William Q. Meeker, Iowa State University, and Luis A. Escobar, Louisiana State University).
TIES NORTH AMERICAN REGIONAL MEETING – Corvallis, Oregon – June 15–17, 2009
The North American Region of the International Environmetrics Society
(TIES) will hold its biennial meeting in Corvallis, Oregon, June 15–17, 2009. The theme of the meeting is “Measuring, Monitoring, and Modeling Environmental Resources.” Submissions covering any aspect of measuring, monitoring, or modeling an environmental resource are encouraged. For further information, contact Don Stevens.
24TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON STATISTICAL MODELING – Ithaca, New York – July 20–24, 2009
The 24th International Workshop on Statistical Modeling will be held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, July 20–24, 2009. The deadline for abstract submission is February 13, 2009.
2009 FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP – Washington, DC – September 24–25, 2009
The 2009 workshop will be held at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. Please join statisticians from industry, academia, and the FDA for two days of sessions focused on the science and statistics associated with the development of medical products. Additional short courses will be available on September 23.
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JSM 2009 CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED ABSTRACTS
Don’t miss your chance to participate! Abstract submissions for the 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings are now being accepted for contributed papers and posters and topic-contributed papers, posters, and panel sessions. Look for the official Call for Contributed Abstracts to appear in the December issue of Amstat News.
GIVE THE GIFT OF AN ASA MEMBERSHIP
Show your support of statistics and the ASA by surprising a colleague or student with the gift of membership. ASA membership is a gift that keeps giving throughout the year, providing the recipient knowledge and resources.
STATISTICS TEACHER NETWORK (STN) ISSUE 73 IS NOW ONLINE
The Statistics Teacher Network (STN) is a free newsletter published by the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability for Grades K–12. Be informed when future editions are available by sending a message to email@example.com with “Subscribe STN-L” in the body. Readers are encouraged to submit articles for publication to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL EDUCATION CALL FOR EDITOR NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS – Deadline: February 10, 2009
The American Statistical Association invites nominations and applications for the position of editor of the Journal of Statistics Education (JSE). JSE disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including elementary, secondary, post-secondary, post-graduate, continuing, and workplace education. It is distributed electronically and, in accord with its broad focus, publishes articles that enhance the exchange of diverse, interesting, and useful information among educators, practitioners, and researchers around the world. All submissions are rigorously refereed using a double-blind peer-review process.
The new editor will serve from 2010 through 2012, with the transition beginning in 2009. If you know someone who would be right for the editorship of this journal, please send that person’s name, email address, and a brief description of his or her qualifications to email@example.com. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a CV, names of three references, and letter of interest that includes a brief statement of the candidate’s vision for the publication, directions the candidate would pursue, and contributions she or he would make if selected. Applications should be sent no later than February 10, 2009.
NISS CROSS-SECTOR RESEARCH IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM ESTABLISHED WITH USDA
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) is launching a cross-sector research in residence program with the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the survey and estimation arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NISS invites faculty members, postdoctoral candidates, and graduate students to apply for positions to work on this project.
ASA SEEKS EDITOR FOR STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND DATA MINING
The American Statistical Association invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining. Published by the ASA in partnership with Wiley-Blackwell, Statistical Analysis and Data Mining addresses the general area of data analysis: data mining algorithms, statistical analysis, and stakeholder applications. The editor’s responsibilities for this recently launched publication include building the journal and its reputation while planning a strategy for its success. The new editor will work with the current editors on a transition team beginning in the spring of 2009 and will serve from 2010 through 2012.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a statement describing the nominee’s qualifications and how they will contribute to the journal’s continued growth and success. The editor should possess relevant professional competence, experience, and reputation, as well as openness to new disciplines and a genuine commitment to collaborate across them. Send applications or nominations to Carey Priebe. Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2009.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND DATA MINING CALL FOR PAPERS
Wiley-Blackwell and the American Statistical Association have entered into a new, cooperative publishing agreement for the journal Statistical Analysis and Data Mining. Under terms of the agreement, the ASA and Wiley-Blackwell will cooperate in the development of the journal’s editorial policy and scope.
COPSS 2009 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 now being accepted for COPSS 2009 awards, including 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.
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