Summer 2023 Issue

Summer 2023 Issue

Welcome to the Summer2023 issue of Chapter Chatter, the newsletter for and about ASA chapters. The Council of Chapters Governing Board (COCGB) established this publication to foster improved communications between the COCGB and chapters and among chapters by providing a forum for spreading news throughout the statistics community about ASA chapter initiatives and activities.


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Council of Chapters Traveling Courses Update
The ASA Council of Chapters Annual Traveling Course Program provides ASA chapters with lowcost opportunities to host high-quality short courses. The 2023 program includes seven short
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Recent News & Highlights

News from the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter

The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter hosted its annual conference March 31 at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Sixty current and prospective chapter members attended from UAB, Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi Medical Center, Auburn University, and the University of West Florida. The conference featured a keynote presentation, student oral presentations, and poster presentations...Read more


News from the Central Arkansas Chapter

The Central Arkansas Chapter has had an active year, holding three successful in-person events. Virtual chapter meetings have brought opportunities for knowledge sharing from statisticians located near and far, as well as the convenience of attending from home or office. However, with the pandemic winding down, CASA officers think engaging with members in person would be much welcomed...Read more

News from the Cincinnati Chapter
The Cincinnati Chapter kicked off its 2023 speaker series on April 28 with a talk by Seonjin Kim from the department of statistics at Miami University. In his interactive talk—held in person at Miami University and on Zoom...Read more

News from Connecticut Chapter
The ASA Connecticut Chapter’s 21st annual mini conference was held online and in person at Pfizer’s R&D Symposium Hall. Seven speakers from academia/research and industry in the US and UK talked about the latest developments in methodology and applications in the use and integration of real-world data from multiple sources to inform medical practices and support drug development and regulatory decision-making...Read more


News from the Detroit and Ann Arbor Chapters

Members of the Detroit and Ann Arbor chapters gave ASA professional awards at the Michigan Science and Engineering Fair March 16. This long-standing annual joint chapter event gives section members a chance to recognize high-school students at the state level of the science fair who incorporated statistical methods into their science projects...Read more


News from the Florida Chapter

The 2023 ASA Florida Chapter meeting took place March 24–25 at the University of Florida. The first day started with a presentation by Michael Daniels, professor and chair of the UF department of statistics, titled “Bayesian Machine Learning for Causal Inference and Missing Data.” The afternoon featured 16 contributed talks and 10 poster presentations from students across the state who competed for the Florida Chapter presentation awards...Read more

News from the Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter
The 16th Annual Innovations in Design Analysis and Dissemination (IDAD): Frontiers in Biostatistics and Data Science symposium was held in person April 27–28. To celebrate returning to the in-person format, attendance was free and free meals and a free mixer were included...Read more

News from the San Diego Chapter
The chapter found new ways to engage its members during the COVID pandemic...Read more

News from the
Southeastern Texas  Chapter
The Southeastern Texas Chapter held its annual poster competition on May 3 at Texas A&M University. The competition was divided into two groups: undergraduate students and graduate students/postdocs. Twenty students submitted posters covering a wide range of statistics subfields and their applications to other disciplines...Read more


Officer Tips & Information

Council of Chapters Activities at JSM 2023
Members of the Council of Chapters ask all ASA chapter representatives to participate in two events during the week of the 2023 Joint Statistical Meetings, August 5–11. The first is the COC workshop that will be held Tuesday, August 8, from 4–6 p.m. ET (no virtual option). The topic of this year's workshop is, "Outreach to Isolated Statisticians." You will hear presentations about effective chapter outreach strategies and have opportunities to network with other chapter representatives from around the country...Read more