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Applications Invited for SIE Best Paper Awards

1 October 2016 85 views No Comment

The Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) Section of the ASA invites applications for best paper awards from young investigators who will present their papers at JSM 2017 July 29 to August 3, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland.

The awards are open to all current graduate students in statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology and recent graduates who received their degrees no earlier than December 31, 2014.

The top paper will be awarded the Norman Breslow Prize, which includes a $1,000 stipend. Additional awards consisting of $800 to help defray travel costs to JSM also will be awarded. A reception will be held at the Baltimore meeting to honor 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 2017. The presentation at JSM may be in a regular session, speed session, or poster session. Further, the presentation does not have to be in a session sponsored by SIE, nor must applicants be current members of SIE. The presentation at JSM must, however, correspond to the paper receiving the award.

Papers should be in 12-point type, have one-inch margins, and be double spaced. They also should be submitted in PDF format. Papers should be no longer than 20 pages, but that is not an absolute maximum.

To apply for the award, submit a paper no later than November 15. Early submissions are encouraged. Along with the paper, include a cover letter stating where you are a current student or your year of graduation if you are a recent graduate. Submissions should be sent to Yueh-Yun Chi, section secretary/treasurer. Questions may be addressed to Susan Shortreed, section chair.

2016 Award Winners

Winners of the 2016 SIE Young Investigator Award include the following:

  • Peng Ding of the University of California at Berkeley
  • Wenting Cheng of the University of Michigan
  • Colin Fogarty of MIT Sloan
  • Noorie Hyun of the National Cancer Institute
  • Debashree Ray of the University of Michigan

2016 Section Chair Miguel Hernan and Section Secretary/Treasurer Yueh-Yun Chi ran the Young Investigator awards competition.

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