ASA/TSHS - Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences

2013 was International Year of Statistics.  The International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013)

And this year we celebrate ASA's 175th anniversary.

Welcome to the website of ASA's Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS).

  • "ABOUT US" for our mission, history, and governance,
  • "AWARDS" for the section's main awards, and
  • "NEWS" for the section's newsletters (3 issues a year), committee reports, and a series of member interviews.
*** NEW: Interviews w/ Section members: see News / Members' Spotlight ***


[The website is still evolving, so your suggestions and comments are most welcome. Constantine Daskalakis]



The Section is soliciting nominations for its 2015 awards:
1. Distinguished Achievement Award
2. Outstanding Teaching Award
3. Young Investigator Awards

Details for each award (eligibility, required nominating materials, etc) can be found under

Please direct any inquiries and submissions (all material should be submitted as a single packet, with PDF file being preferable) to Constantine Daskalakis, Awards Committee Chair ( by March 6, 2015.

TSHS Invited Session Proposals for JSM 2015

The Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences invites proposals and suggestions for invited sessions at JSM 2015. The theme for JSM 2015 is "Statistics: Making Better Decisions" but not all sessions need to be directly related to the theme. Formats vary for invited sessions, but all are 110 minutes in length and have a session chair. Two of the most popular and successful formats are: (i) 2-4 speakers with a discussant, or (ii) a panel discussion with 3-5 panelists.
If you wish to organize a session, please contact the TSHS Program Chair, Jeff Szychowski (, by August 28.

TSHS Outstanding Teaching Award - 2014

The Section is proud to announce that this year's recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award is Bart Holland, PhD, Associate Professor, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University. Look for a summary of Bart's teaching, training, and mentoring accomplishments in our upcoming summer newsletter.
Congratulations Bart!


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The International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013)

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For other TSHS-related issues, please contact any section officers or email us here.