ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News January 2009
Welcome to the January edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know that in its first week, the new ASA web site received 10,133 visits from 116 countries/territories?
In Amstat News
In her first column as ASA president, Sally Morton discusses the ASA’s strategic plan and other initiatives for 2009.
Results from the fall 2008 Salary Survey of Biostatistics and Other Biomedical Statistics Departments and Units, conducted by the ASA, appear in the January issue of Amstat News.
AMSTAT NEWS NOW ONLINE
Amstat News, the monthly membership magazine of the American Statistical Association, is now available online.
JSM 2009 CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED ABSTRACTS – Deadline: February 2, 2009
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Participate! Abstract submissions for the 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings are being accepted for contributed papers and posters and topic-contributed papers, posters, and panel sessions until February 2, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. EST.
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. 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 2, 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.
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. 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 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.
NEW WEBINAR SERIES OFFERED BY AMATYC AND ASA – February 26, 2009
The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) and the American Statistical Association (ASA) have developed a web-based distance learning program to complement the AMATYC Traveling Statistics workshops sponsored by CAUSE. The first webinar in this series is “Emphasizing Conceptual Understanding in Statistics,” to be presented by Bob delMas of the University of Minnesota on February 26, 2009.
12TH BIENNIAL CDC & ATSDR SYMPOSIUM ON STATISTICAL METHODS – Decatur, Georgia – April 7–8, 2009
Registration is now open for the 12th biennial CDC & ATSDR Symposium on Statistical Methods. The symposium will be held April 7–8 with courses on April 6 in Decatur, Georgia.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON STATISTICAL ISSUES IN CLINICAL TRIALS: FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE TO COMMUNITY – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 29, 2009
The 2009 conference will focus on statistical issues in targeted clinical trials. The conference will bring together leading scientists, who will make presentations and lead open discussions about state-of-the-art and developing statistical methods. A range of topics linked closely to translational medicine will be examined. The conference will conclude with a panel discussion to synthesize and challenge earlier presentations, as well as to propose future directions. Scholarly exchange of ideas and lively discussions are expected. Participants from academic institutions, industry, and governmental agencies with an interest in contributing to these discussions are encouraged to register.
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.
Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. View our Upcoming Events Calendar.
ASA UNVEILS NEW WEB SITE
The American Statistical Association is pleased to announce the availability of its newly redesigned web site. The goal of the redesign was to create a clean, contemporary look. We also sought to improve the way in which we present information to internal (volunteers, officers, staff) and external (general membership, media, the public) audiences.
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, 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, search committee chair. 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.
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