The Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) of the ASA invites applications from young investigators who will present their papers at the 2016 JSM, July 30 – August 4 in Chicago, IL. 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, 2013. Applicants must be members of the ASA. Each award consists of $800 to help defray travel costs to the JSM. A reception will be held at the Chicago meeting to honor award recipients.
Preference will be given to papers with both methodological contributions and substantive epidemiological applications. Jointly authored papers are acceptable, but the applicant is expected to be the lead author and to present the work at the 2016 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 must be in .pdf format with 12 point font and one inch margins, and must be double-spaced and no longer than 20 pages (including tables and figures, excluding references). Failure to meet these criteria will result in disqualification without notification.
In order to apply for the award, please submit the paper no later than November 15, 2015. Early submissions are encouraged. Along with the paper include a cover letter stating where you are a current student or your year of graduation if you are a recent graduate. Submissions should be sent to: Susan Shortreed (email@example.com), Section Secretary/Treasury. Questions about the award can also be addressed to Miguel Hernan (firstname.lastname@example.org), 2016 Section Chair.
2015 SIE SECTION AWARD WINNERS
The section would like to congratulate the following winners of the 2015 SIE Young Investigator Award: Jeffrey Boatman (University of Minnesota), Amanda Koepke (Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center), Emily Mitchell (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development), Ai Ni (University of North Carolina), and Fei Wan (Group Health Research Institute).
Thanks to the 2015 Section Chair Babette Brumback and Section Secretary/Treasurer Susan Shortreed for their hard work in running the Young Investigator awards competition.