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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 Seattle, Washington in August 2015.

The nominee should be a person widely known to have 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 (shortreed.s@ghc.org), the Section Secretary/Treasurer, by February 1, 2015. Questions about the award can also be addressed to Babette Brumback, the Section Chair, at brumback@ufl.edu.

Previous recipients of the Nathan Mantel Award include Norman Breslow, Mitchell Gail, Ross Prentice, Jamie Robins, Clarice Weinberg, and Alice Whittemore.

2015 YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) Section of the ASA invites applications from young investigators who will present their papers at the 2015 JSM, August 8 – 13, Seattle, WA. The awards honor the best papers by young investigators 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 received their degrees no earlier than December 31, 2012. Each award consists of $800 to help defray travel costs to the JSM. A reception will be held at the Seattle 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 2015 JSM. The presentation at JSM may be in a regular session, speed session or poster session. Further, the presentation does not have to be in a session sponsored by the SIE Section nor must applicants necessarily be current members of the SIE Section. The presentation at JSM must, however, correspond to the paper receiving the award.

Papers should be submitted in .pdf format with 12 point type, double-spaced and one inch margins. We strongly recommend that papers be no longer than 20 pages, but this is not an absolute maximum.

In order to apply for the award, please submit the paper no later than December 15, 2014. Early submissions are encouraged....

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