Best Contributed Presentation Award

The best contributed presentation award is generally determined by the votes of attendees at the sessions at JSM.  

2022 Ashley Peterson, University of Minnesota, for her talk, "What Got You Here Won't Get You There: Building Students' Intuition About Correlated Data" in the session, Teaching Statistics and Data Ethics in the Health Sciences.

2021 Philip Sedgwick, Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, St. George’s University of London for his talk, "Trials and Tribulations of Teaching NHST in the Health Sciences" in the session, Innovations, Updates, and Best Practice.

2020 Sujata M. Patil Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, for her talk "Stats Curriculum for Pre-clinical Scientists" in the session Addressing Challenges in Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences.

2019  Erin E Blankenship* and Ella Burnham, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for their talk "Lessons Learned: Revising an Online Introductory Course" in the session, Overcoming Challenges in Developing and Deploying Partially and Fully Online Statistics Courses.

2018 Philip Sedgwick. St. George’s, University of London for his talk “Statistical Significance: Time to Look Forward”. This was part of the “Challenges and Approaches to Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences” session..

2017  Tie!  
Kari Lock Morgan, Penn State University, for her presentation, “Redesigning Introduction to Biostatistics                
Leah Welty, Northwestern University, for her presentation, “StatTag: a New Tool for Conducting Reproducible Research in Clinical and Translational Science”.

2016    Deborah Dawson, from the University of Iowa, for her talk titled “Didactic Exercises for Teaching Meta-Analysis to Students in the Health Sciences” in the “Motivating and Teaching Advanced Biostatistical Topics” session.

2015    Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel of Duke University for her talk,  Teaching to, and Learning from, the Masses” in the "Teaching Statistics for Better Decision Making in the Health Sciences" session.

2014    Aimee Schwab, University of Nebraska-Lincoln for her talk titled “Using a Virtual Island Population to Teach Statistics, Epidemiology, Clinical Trials, and More”, which was also the title of the session in which it appeared.

2013    Steve Grambow, from Duke University for his talk, “Doctors and Data Analysis: A Dangerous Mix?” in the session, “Biostatistical Literacy: What Medical and Public Health Professionals Need to Know about Statistics.”

2012    Harry Norton and George Divine  of the Carolinas Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital, respectively, for their talk, “Interesting Examples of the Capture-Recapture Sampling Method from Biology, Public Health, and Epidemiology”. in a Teaching Statistics in Health Sciences — Contributed Papers session

2011    Heather Bush, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics, for her talk, “Higher-Order Assessments: Bridging the Gap between Expectations and Outcomes in a Teaching Statistics in Health Sciences — Contributed Papers session

2009    Jim Norton, Carolinas HealthCare System, for his talk, “Use of interesting examples in teaching introductory biostatistics: 3 controversies and 2 paradoxes”.in the session "Teaching Tools for Basic Statistical Literacy in the Health Sciences"