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  • ICHPS 2015 Abstracts

    The 11th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics will be held on October 7–9, 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island, at the Providence Biltmore Hotel, and is jointly sponsored by the American Statistical Association and its Health Policy Statistics Section. To submit abstracts and for information about the conference, please visit the conference website . Note that abstract submission will remain open until April 15.

  • Biennial Awards - Call for Nominations

    The next set of HPSS awards will be presented at the Tenth International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS) October 7-9, 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island.

    These awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of statistical methods or have developed innovative statistical applications for health care policy or health services research, to encourage research in this area and to increase awareness of the HPSS in the statistical community. Candidates for awards should be recognized leaders in the field, with outstanding contributions through methodological or applied work in statistics. Candidates for the Long-Term Excellence Award should have contributed significantly through mentoring and/or service that advance the aims of the Section. Candidates for the Mid-Career Award should bring the promise of continued excellence at the frontier of statistical practice and research in health care policy, thus advancing the aims of the Section.

    HPSS Mid-Career Award
    Recipient must be within 15 years of their terminal degree on January 1, 2015 and cannot be a previous HPSS Mid-Career Award winner. Prize: Recipient will receive a personalized plaque, recognizing his or her specific achievements. Past Recipients: Marc Elliott (RAND Corporation), James O'Malley (Harvard), Susan Paddock (RAND Corporation).

    HPSS Long-Term Excellence Award
    Recipient cannot be within 15 years of their terminal degree on January 1, 2015 and cannot be a previous HPSS Long-Term Excellence Award winner. Recipient can be a previous HPSS Mid-Career Award winner. Prize: Recipient will receive a personalized plaque, recognizing relevant career accomplishments. Past Recipients: Arlene Ash (University of Massachusetts), Alan Zaslavsky (Harvard), Sharon-Lise Normand (Harvard), Paula Diehr (University of Washington), Naihua Duan (Columbia), Robert Gibbons (University of Chicago).

    Nominations should be sent by midnight on May 8, 2015 to the HPSS Awards Committee at paddock@rand.org.

    Nominations should include the nominee's curriculum vitae and a letter (not to exceed two pages) from the nominator summarizing the candidate's credentials for the award. Self-nomination is permitted, and neither the nominee nor the nominator needs to be a current or past HPSS member. Additional independent evaluation letters may be provided, but are not necessary. Be sure to include contact information for the nominee and the nominator (if different). Email inquiries may be directed to Susan Paddock at paddock@rand.org.

    2015 HPSS Awards Committee (past winners): Arlene Ash, Marc Elliott, Robert Gibbons, Sharon-Lise Normand, Susan Paddock (Chair)

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