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2012 Award Winners, 2013 Awards Announced

1 December 2012 565 views No Comment
Contributed by Robert Oster, Publications Officer

    Officers of the Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS) Section are pleased to recognize the following JSM TSHS award winners for 2012:

    • Outstanding Teaching Award, D. Keith Williams, University of Arkansas
    • Best Contributed Paper Award, Harry Norton of Carolinas Medical Center and George Divine of Henry Ford Hospital, for “Interesting Examples of the Capture-Recapture Sampling Method from Biology, Public Health, and Epidemiology”

    During 2013, the section will offer the Distinguished Achievement Award, Young Investigator Award, Outstanding Teaching Award, and Best Contributed Paper Award (at JSM 2013).

    The Distinguished Achievement Award, 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 within the section, and requires a formal nomination by a section member.

    The Young Investigator Award, presented annually, recognizes an outstanding young investigator (i.e., a current graduate student or someone who received a terminal degree no more than five years ago, is in a position with rank below associate professor, and does not hold tenure or its equivalent) who is the first author of an abstract submitted to the TSHS Section for JSM.

    The abstract should be related to the use of effective methods in statistics education in the health sciences. For the award competition, an applicant should submit a full paper to the TSHS Section based on the abstract submitted for JSM 2013. Also included in the submission should be a cover letter, copy of the abstract, and statement of teaching philosophy.

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

    Details about these awards will be announced via email and posted on the TSHS website. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 2013. All award winners will be notified in April 2013 and formally recognized at the TSHS business meeting and mixer at JSM 2013 in Montréal Québec, Canada.

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