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American Statistical Association Alabama-Mississippi
Chapter Conference
March 31, 2023

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Leslie McClure
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Drexel University


The School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will host the 2023 Alabama Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Mini-Conference and Annual Meeting. Faculty, students, and statistics professionals are invited to attend. 

We are very excited to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Leslie McClure. Dr. McClure is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Drexel University. She has served as president of the Alabama Chapter of the American Statistical Association, Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences and is a Fellow of both the American Statistical Association and the Society for Clinical Trials. In 2020, she was honored with the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health’s Golden Apple Teaching Award, and in 2022 she received the Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in Statistical Sciences.

Registration: https://al-ms-asa-2023.eventbrite.com

Please register online by March 20, 2023, for reduced fees (see table).

The registration fee includes lunch and refreshments.

Attendee

Early Registration Fee

(by 3/20/2023)

Late and Onsite Registration Fee

Student/Postdoc
Members of ASA AL-MS

Free

$10

Students/Postdocs
Non-member of ASA AL-MS

$10

$20

Faculty/Professionals

$20

$40

 
Student Presentations:
Students are invited to present their research at the conference. Students are asked to submit your title and abstract of no more than 300 words to Dr. Michelle Zhou (qz70@msstate.edu) by midnight (Central time) March 3rd, 2023. Please state “2023 AL-MS Chapter Abstract Submission” in the subject line of the email, and documents in PDF format are preferred. Up to 6 students will be selected from submitted abstracts for a 15-minute oral presentation (10-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute Q&A). Abstracts not selected for an oral presentation will be converted to posters presented for the duration of the conference. All submissions will be considered for oral presentations unless otherwise specified.

Venue: Ryals School of Public Health (RPHB)
1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233


Parking information: To be announced later


Agenda: To be announced later

 

Invited Lecture by Dr. Leslie McClure

Title: You learn something new every day, the life of a collaborative Biostatistician

Abstract: John Tukey famously said: “the best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone’s backyard.” Throughout my career I have been able to play in a lot of yards, and each has taught me something new statistically and scientifically. In this talk, I will describe how my work as a collaborator has led to interesting statistical developments, with a focus on how the statistical methods have enriched the scientific investigation. In particular, I will describe work my team has done in the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)-funded Diabetes Location, Environmental Attributes, and Determinants (LEAD) Network, a collaboration across several sites, concerned with understanding the role of community-level factors in geographic differences in diabetes incidence and prevalence across the US and across demographic groups. I will emphasize the importance of bringing together experts across a variety of fields to enrich our scientific exploration.

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