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Biometrics Section News for March

1 March 2017 55 views No Comment
Edited by Zheyu Wang, Biometrics Section Publications Officer

    The Biometrics Section is looking for volunteers to help chair a session at this year’s JSM. Chairing a session is an important responsibility and a great way to meet your colleagues. If you are interested, contact our section’s 2017 Program Chair, Barbara Engelhardt.

    Interested in Getting More Involved?

    Want to get more involved in the Biometrics Section? Interested in contributing articles to the Biometrics Section newsletter? Contact the section’s publication officer, Zheyu Wang.

    Strategic Initiatives Grant Awardees

    The Biometrics Section is pleased to announce that the following three proposals have been funded as part of the section’s strategic initiative, “Developing the Next Generation of Biostatisticians”:

    • Stacia DeSantis, The University of Texas School of Public Health, “Developing the Next Generation of Biostatisticians: Leveraging NIH Training Grant Recipients to Perform Outreach in Texas”
    • Lillian Prince, Kent State University, “Biostatistics and Research Awareness Initiatives Network, Inc. (BRAIN)”
    • Kristen McQuerry, University of Kentucky, “Inspiring the Next-Generation Biostatistician”

    2017 Award Winners

    The David P. Byar Young Investigator Award is given annually to a new researcher in the Biometrics Section who presents an original manuscript at the Joint Statistical Meetings. The award commemorates David Byar, a renowned biostatistician who made significant contributions to the development and application of statistical methods during his career at the National Cancer Institute. In addition, the section gives travel awards. This year, we had 52 submissions to the paper competition. We are pleased to announce the following recipients:

    David P. Byar Young Investigator Award

    Edward Kennedy, Carnegie Mellon University, “Robust Estimation and Inference for the Local Instrumental Variable Curve”

    Travel Awards 
    • Joseph Antonelli, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, “Double Robust Matching Estimators for High-Dimensional Confounding Adjustment”
    • Qingpo Cai, Emory University, “Bayesian Variable Selection Over Large-Scale Networks via the Thresholded Graph Laplacian Gaussian Prior with Application to Genomics”
    • Anqi Cheng, University of Washington, “Monotone Distribution Function Estimation in Randomized Trials with Noncompliance”
    • Wenting Cheng, University of Michigan, “Informing a Risk Prediction Model for Binary Outcomes with External Coefficient Information”
    • Chanmin Kim, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, “Bayesian Methods for Multiple Mediators: Relating Principal Stratification and Causal Mediation in the Analysis of Power Plant Emission Controls”
    • Shelley H. Liu, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, “Lagged Kernel Machine Regression for Identifying Time Windows of Susceptibility to Exposures of Complex Metal Mixtures”
    • Krithika Suresh, University of Michigan, “Comparison of Joint Modeling and Landmarking for Dynamic Prediction Under an Illness-Death Model”
    • Guan Yu, State University of New York at Buffalo, “Optimal Sparse Linear Prediction for Block-Missing Multi-Modality Data Without Imputation”
    • Xiang Zhan, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, “A Fast Small-Sample Kernel Independence Test with Application to Microbiome Association Studies”
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