YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDS
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The SIE Section also invites applications from young investigators who will be presenting papers at the 2013 JSM in Montréal. The awards honor the best papers in statistics in epidemiology presented at the JSM. The awards are open to all current graduate students in statistics, biostatistics and epidemiology and also recent graduates who have received their degrees within the past two years. The award consists of $500 to help defray travel costs to the JSM. A reception will be held at the Montréal meeting to honor award recipients.
Preference will be given to papers with both methodological contributions and substantive epidemiological applications. Jointly authored papers are certainly acceptable, but the applicant is expected to be the lead author and present the work at the 2013 JSM. Note that the presentation at JSM does not have to be in a session sponsored by the SIE Section nor must applicants necessarily be current members of the SIE Section.
In order to apply for the award, first submit an abstract online by February 4, 2013 for the 2013 JSM (go to www.amstat.org for details). Then, submit the paper by March 1, 2013 along with a cover letter stating where you are a current student or your year of graduation, if you are a recent graduate, to: Susan Shortreed (email@example.com), Section Secretary/Treasury. Questions about the award can also be addressed to Elizabeth Halloran, Section Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATHAN MANTEL AWARD FOR LIFETIME CONTRIBUTIONS TO STATISTICS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) of the American Statistical Association invites nominations for the Nathan Mantel Award for lifetime contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology. The award is in honor of Nathan Mantel (1919-2002), in recognition of his seminal and pivotal contributions to statistics in epidemiology. The award consists of $1000 and a plaque and will be presented by the SIE Section at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Montréal, Québec, Canada in August 2013.
The nominee should be a person widely known with a strong established record in developing statistical methods for epidemiology. Consideration is not limited to candidates who are members of the SIE Section.
To submit a nomination, please submit a CV and cover letter to Susan Shortreed (email@example.com), the Section Secretary/Treasurer, by February 1, 2013. Questions about the award can also be addressed to Elizabeth Halloran, the Section Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous recipients of the Nathan Mantel Award include Norman Breslow, Ross Prentice, Clarice Weinberg, Alice Whittemore and Mitchell Gail.