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 new website of ASA's Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences. Look under "ABOUT US" for our mission, history, and governance, under "AWARDS" for the section's main awards, and under "NEWS" for our newsletters (3 issues a year) and the section's committee reports. The website is still evolving, so your suggestions and comments are most welcome.
Constantine Daskalakis

 

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TSHS Young Investigator Award: Call for nominations

Do you know a colleague who is a “young investigator”? Please encourage “young investigators” (defined as a current graduate student, or someone who has received a terminal degree no more than 5 years ago and is in a position with rank below associate professor) who have submitted abstracts to the 2014 JSM in the TSHS section to apply for this award. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Eligible abstracts are ones related to the use of effective methods in statistics education in the health sciences. The nominee must also submit a full paper based on the abstract.

The award recipient will be recognized during the 2014 JSM at the TSHS business meeting and mixer. There is an award certificate and a $500 cash award.

Materials required for nomination for the Young Investigator Award include:
• Cover letter certifying that the nominee meets eligibility criteria (include title and author(s) of abstract; the nominee must be the first author).
• Copy of abstract (include title but not author(s)).
• Copy of paper (maximum 4-8 single-spaced pages [maximum of 2,000 words]; include title but not author(s)).
• Statement of the nominee’s philosophy of teaching (maximum of one single-spaced page [maximum of 500 words]; do not include nominee’s name).

Nominations are due by email to Steve Grambow (steven.grambow@duke.edu), Award Committee Chair, Section on Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences, by March 7, 2014. The award recipient will be notified in April 2014.

TSHS Outstanding Teaching Award: Call for nominations

Do you know a colleague who is an outstanding teacher of statistics in the health sciences? Please nominate such outstanding teachers for the 2014 TSHS Outstanding Teaching Award. All nominations must be made with the approval and support of the nominee. Self-nominations are also welcome.

The award recipient will be recognized during the 2014 JSM at theTSHS business meeting and mixer. There is an award certificate and a $500 cash award.

Materials required for nomination for the Outstanding Teaching Award include:
• Nominating letter summarizing the nominee’s teaching/training accomplishments (maximum of 500 words).
• Copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae, with particular emphasis on activities related to teaching/training (maximum of 7 pages).
• Statement of the nominee’s philosophy of teaching (maximum of one single-space page [maximum of 500 words]; do not include nominee’s name).
• Three letters of reference submitted by colleagues summarizing the nominee’s teaching/training abilities (maximum of 500 words).

Nominations are due by email to Steve Grambow (steven.grambow@duke.edu), Award Committee Chair, Section on Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences, by March 7, 2014. The award recipient will be notified in April 2014.

JSM2013 invited session: Teaching biostatistics to non-statisticians in biomedical environments

Slides from all 5 panelists can be found at

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