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Nominations Sought for Nathan Mantel Award

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The Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) invites nominations for the Nathan Mantel Award for lifetime contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology. The award consists of $1,000 and a plaque and will be presented by the SIE section at JSM 2013 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

The award is in honor of Nathan Mantel (1919–2002) and in recognition of his seminal contributions to statistics in epidemiology.

The nominee should be a person who is widely known and has a strong record of developing statistical methods for epidemiology. Consideration is not limited to candidates who are members of SIE.

To submit a nomination, send a CV and cover letter to Susan Shortreed, section secretary/treasurer, at shortreed.s@ghc.org by February 1, 2013. Questions about the award can be addressed to Elizabeth Halloran, section chair, at betz@fhcrc.org.

Previous recipients of the Nathan Mantel Award include Norman Breslow, Ross Prentice, Clarice Weinberg, Alice Whittemore, and Mitchell Gail.

Young Investigator Awards

SIE also invites young investigators who will be presenting papers at JSM 2013 to apply for the section’s young investigator awards, which honor the best papers in statistics in epidemiology presented at JSM. All current graduate students in statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology, as well as graduates who have earned their degrees within the past two years are eligible. The award consists of $500 to help defray travel costs to JSM. Also, a reception will be held at JSM to honor the 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 present the work at JSM 2013. Note that the presentation at JSM does not have to be in a session sponsored by SIE, nor must applicants be current members of the section.

To apply, submit an abstract for JSM online by February 4, 2013. Then, submit your paper with a cover letter stating where you are a current student or your year of graduation, if you are a recent graduate, by March 1, 2013, to Shortreed. Questions about the award also can be addressed to Halloran.

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