Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences News
Robert Oster, Section Publications Officer
Officers of the Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS) Section recognized Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel of Duke University with the JSM 2015 Best Contributed Paper Award for “Teaching to, and Learning from, the Masses.” During 2016, the section will offer the Young Investigator Award, Outstanding Teaching Award, and Best Contributed Paper Award (at JSM 2016).
The Young Investigator Award, presented annually, recognizes an outstanding young investigator (i.e., a current graduate student or a recent graduate who has received his/her terminal degree no more than seven years ago and who is in 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 must be related to the use of effective methods in statistics education or innovative statistics education research in the health sciences.
Consideration for this award requires a nomination letter, copy of the abstract, an accompanying full paper for the submitted abstract, copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae (with particular emphasis on activities related to teaching or statistics education research in the health sciences), and a statement of the nominee’s philosophy of teaching or summary of the nominee’s program in statistics education research. Prior recipients of either this award or the section’s Distinguished Achievement Award are ineligible.
The Outstanding Teaching Award, presented annually, recognizes an outstanding statistics educator and mentor in the health sciences. Consideration for this award requires a nomination letter summarizing the nominee’s teaching/training and mentoring record in the health sciences, copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae (with particular emphasis on activities related to teaching/training and mentoring in the health sciences), statement of the nominee’s philosophy of teaching, and three letters of reference submitted by colleagues of the nominee summarizing his/her teaching/training and mentoring accomplishments. Prior recipients of either this award or the section’s Distinguished Achievement Award are ineligible.
Nominations for these awards must be made with the nominee’s consent; self-nominations are allowed. The deadline for receipt of nominations is March 7, 2016.
Details about these awards can be found on the TSHS website.