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Applications Sought for 2014 Young Investigator Awards

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From left: Melissa Begg (past section chair), Qianchuan He (2013 young investigator award winner), John Neuhaus (section chair-elect), D. Leann Long (2013 young investigator award winner), Betz Halloran (section chair), Fan Yang (2013 young investigator award winner), Zijian Guo (2013 young investigator award winner), and Jing Zhang (2013 young investigator award winner)

From left: Melissa Begg (past section chair), Qianchuan He (2013 young investigator award winner), John Neuhaus (section chair-elect), D. Leann Long (2013 young investigator award winner), Betz Halloran (section chair), Fan Yang (2013 young investigator award winner), Zijian Guo (2013 young investigator award winner), and Jing Zhang (2013 young investigator award winner)

The Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) invites applications from young investigators who will present their papers at JSM 2014, August 2–7, in Boston, Massachusetts. The awards honor the best papers by young investigators in statistics in epidemiology presented at JSM.

The awards competition is open to all current graduate students in statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology, as well as recent graduates who received their degrees no earlier than December 31, 2011. The award consists of $500 to help defray travel costs to JSM. A reception will be held at the Boston meeting to honor award recipients.

Preference will be given to papers with both methodological contributions and substantive epidemiological applications. Jointly authored papers are certainly acceptable, but the applicant is expected to be the lead author and present the work at JSM 2014. The presentation at JSM may be in a regular, speed, or poster session. Further, the presentation does not have to be in a session sponsored by the SIE Section, nor must applicants be current members of the SIE Section. The presentation at JSM must, however, correspond to the paper receiving the award.

To apply for the award, submit your paper by December 15, along with a cover letter stating where you are a current student or your year of graduation, if you are a recent graduate, to Susan Shortreed (shortreed.s@ghc.org), section secretary/treasurer. Questions about the award also can be addressed to John Neuhaus (john@biostat.ucsf.edu), 2014 section chair.

2013 Award Winners

Section chair Betz Hallaron presents the 2013 Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award to James Robins.

Section chair Betz Hallaron presents the 2013 Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award to James Robins.

The section also would like to congratulate James M. Robins of Harvard University for winning the 2013 Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime contributions at the intersection of statistical science and epidemiology, along with the following winners of the 2013 SIE Young Investigator Award:

  • Zijian Guo, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Qianchuan He, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • D. Leann Long, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Fan Yang, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jing Zhang, University of Minnesota
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