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ASA Member News December 2009
Welcome to the December edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know the ASA has 285 K–12 teacher members? This membership option has been tailored to meet the needs of our K–12 educators.
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JSM 2010 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Deadline: February 1, 2010
Don’t miss your chance to participate! Abstract submissions for the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings are being accepted for contributed papers and posters and topic-contributed papers, posters, and panel sessions. As a courtesy to participants, the ASA is no longer requiring JSM pre-registration in order to submit an abstract.
ELLIS R. OTT SCHOLARSHIP – Deadline: April 1, 2010
The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality has $5,000 scholarships to support students who are enrolled in, or are accepted into, a master’s degree or higher program with a concentration in applied statistics and/or quality management. Application instructions and forms. Forms will be accepted until April 1. For more information, contact Lynne Hare.
8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH POLICY STATISTICS – Washington, DC – January 20–22, 2010
The 2010 ICHPS will include invited presentations and workshops in line with the American Statistical Association’s recent initiatives to further its efforts to engage policymakers and other stakeholders in the health policy arena. ICHPS 2010 will focus on quantitative analysis of data related to policy issues. The program also will offer workshops providing research training and career development in the methods, resources, and applications at the forefront of contemporary health policy research and highlight plenary speaker Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
CONFERENCE ON FRONTIERS OF STATISTICAL DECISION MAKING AND BAYESIAN ANALYSIS – San Antonio, Texas – March 17–20, 2010
This conference is held in honor of James O. Berger and his contributions to the statistics community. The conference will consist of plenary, invited, and poster sessions. Plenary speakers include Donald Berry, Lawrence Brown, Persi Diaconis, Stephen Fienberg, and Alan Gelfand. The conference will provide an overview of the past, present, and future developments of statistical decisionmaking and Bayesian analysis. For more information, contact Keying Ye visit the Berger Conference website.
2010 RADIATION AND HEALTH CONFERENCE – Annapolis, Maryland – June 13–16, 2010
The 2010 Radiation and Health Conference, with the theme “Radiation Exposures in Medicine: Biological and Public Health Significance,” will be held at the Westin in Annapolis, Maryland. It will provide a forum for bringing together leading internationally known scientists and new investigators working in the biophysical, biological, biostatistical, and public health aspects of radiation epidemiology.
2010 FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP – Washington, DC – September 20–22, 2010
The 2010 FDA/Industry Statistics Workshop will be held at the Grant Hyatt, Washington, DC. The workshop provides a forum for scientific exchange among statisticians from government, industry, and academia. To submit a proposal for an invited session or short course, please contact the workshop co-chairs Ivan Chan and Qian Grave.
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ASA FELLOW NOMINATIONS
The ASA is pleased to announce that nominations for 2010 ASA Fellow will be submitted electronically.
GIVE THE GIFT OF AN ASA MEMBERSHIP
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Special Opportunities & Announcements
THANK YOU TO OUR ASA ANNUAL FUND SUPPORTERS
In addition to the thank you note contributors have already received, members of the ASA executive team wanted to take this opportunity to thank the more than 400 members who have contributed to the 2009 ASA Annual Fund. Your generous contributions help promote the future of statistics by allowing the ASA to provide programs and services to the statistics community that would otherwise be difficult to fund. For those of you who have not made a contribution in 2009, it is easy to make your tax-deductible gift by visiting . The ASA is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation.
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ASA AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2009 JSM PROCEEDINGS NOW AVAILABLE
FREE ONLINE ACCESS TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND DATA MINING
The ASA and Wiley-Interscience are excited to announce that ASA members now have a new benefit of membership—free online access to Statistical Analysis and Data Mining. SAM addresses the broad area of data analysis, including data mining algorithms, statistical approaches, and practical applications. ASA members can access SAM for free through December 31, 2010, by logging into ASA Members Only and selecting My Publications. Beginning in 2011, online access will require a subscription and ASA members will enjoy a discounted rate.
U.S. CENSUS AT SCHOOL
The ASA will launch the U.S. version of CensusAtSchool, an international project that engages students in statistical inquiry and census-taking, in January of 2010. The CensusAtSchool project began in the United Kingdom in 2000 and now includes Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. For more information about the U.S. CensusAtSchool pilot program, contact Martha Aliaga, ASA director of education.
2010 POSTER AND PROJECT COMPETITIONS
Introduce K–12 students to statistics through the 2010 poster and project competitions, directed by the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability. The competitions offer opportunities for students to formulate questions, gather and display data, and draw conclusions from data. Posters (grades K–12) are due every year on April 1. Projects are due on April 1 for grades 4–6 and 7–9 and on May 30 for grades 10–12. Winners will be recognized with plaques, cash prizes, certificates, and calculators (donated by Texas Instruments) and their names will be published in Amstat News.
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
The Statistics in Epidemiology Section invites applications from young investigators who will be presenting papers at the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for the Young Investigator Award. To apply for the award, submit an abstract to the ASA by February 1 and the paper and a cover letter to Jaya Satagopan, section secretary/treasury, by June 1. Include with your paper where you are a current student. If you are a recent graduate, include your year of graduation. Questions about the award should be sent to Ron Brookmeyer, section chair.
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