Here are results from the fall 2009 Salary Survey of Biostatistics and Other Biomedical Statistics Departments and Units conducted by the ASA. All salary figures are for a 12-month period. As in the past, previous salary survey data have been included for comparative purposes. The estimates are based on responses from 30 departments, plus a few individuals who responded to the survey.
Sally Morton wound down her term as ASA president by leading the board through intense discussion of important topics during the board’s December 4–5, 2009, meeting at the ASA office in Alexandria, Virginia. Here are the highlights.
The November 2009 issue of Technometrics is a special collection of articles on statistical problems that arise in computer modeling. The stimulus for this issue was a focus year on the topic held in 2006–2007 at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute.
Statistics Without Borders (SWB) has made great strides as an organization in the past several months. This ASA-affiliated group, which now includes nearly 100 volunteers, provides pro bono statistical expertise to organizations working on problems broadly related to international health issues.
Amstat News is the monthly membership magazine of the American Statistical Association, bringing you news and notices of the ASA, its chapters, its sections, and its members. Other departments in the magazine include announcements and news of upcoming meetings, continuing education courses, and statistics awards.
“We’re hoping the guidelines and resources will help members and departments craft new statistics programs or revise existing ones to enhance the training of the next generation of students to be able to use data to make decisions. ”