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2010 Award Winners, 2011 Awards Announced

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Contributed by Robert Oster, Publications Officer


Officers of the Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS) Section are pleased to recognize this year’s JSM award winners.

Best Contributed Paper Award
Vanessa Xanthakis, Allison Cox, Carlee Moser, Audrey Hendricks, Alisa Manning, Jacqueline Milton, Rachel Hunter-Merrill, Sean Lacey, Robin Young, Josee Dupuis, and Lisa M. Sullivan, all of Boston University, for “Building the Biostatistics Pipeline”

Best Contributed Poster Award
Laura Pontiggia and Carl Walasek, both of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, for “Attitudes and Beliefs Toward Statistics of Health Sciences Students”

Outstanding Teaching Award
John McGready

During 2011, the section will offer the following awards:

  • Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Young Investigator Award
  • Best Invited Paper Award
  • Best Topic-Contributed Paper Award
  • Best Contributed Paper Award
  • Best Contributed Poster Award

The Distinguished Achievement Award, which is presented every two years, recognizes a section member who has provided outstanding long-term service to the section—typically through serving in multiple official positions in the section—and requires a formal nomination by a section member.

The Outstanding Teaching Award, which is presented annually, recognizes an outstanding statistics teacher in the health sciences and requires a formal application package that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of the nominee’s philosophy of teaching, and three letters of recommendation from colleagues of the nominee.

The Young Investigator Award, presented annually, recognizes an outstanding young investigator (defined as a current graduate student or having received a terminal degree no more than five years ago, being in a position with rank below associate professor, and not holding tenure or its equivalent) who is the first author of an abstract submitted to the TSHS section for JSM 2011. The paper should be related to the use of effective methods in statistics education in the health sciences. Also included in the submission should be a cover letter, copy of the abstract, and statement of teaching philosophy.

Details of these awards will be announced via email and posted on the TSHS website. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 1, 2011. All award winners will be notified in May 2011 and formally recognized at the TSHS business meeting and mixer at JSM in Miami Beach, Florida.

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