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The March Amstat News member spotlight is on Cemal Unal, vice president of biostatistics and data management at Pozen Inc.

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The Federal Budget Request for FY 2011

On January 27, President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address. In it, he said he would not increase discretionary spending (except for national security activities), beginning with the 2011 budget. In his column this month, Keith Crank discusses how this budget request influences the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), as both agencies fall into the nonsecurity, discretionary spending category?

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2010 Mortimer Spiegelman Award

The Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association invites nominations for the 2010 Mortimer Spiegelman Award, honoring a statistician aged 40 or younger who has made outstanding contributions to health statistics.

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Biostatistics Internship Opportunities Available

A 2001 ad hoc meeting of biostatistics leaders from academia, industry, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) addressed a national shortage of trained biostatisticians. In response to the recommendation that summer internships “be supported for undergraduate students to expose them to biostatistics and bioinformatics,” the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funded three annual summer internship programs, called the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS).

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Statisticians Comment on Status of Climate Change Science

In November 2009, ASA Past-President Sally Morton joined with the leaders of 17 other science organizations to sign a letter to all U.S. senators summarizing the consensus of climate change science. In short, the letter cited the strong scientific evidence that climate change is happening and that human activities are the primary driver. It went on to list the many likely consequences, some of which are already starting to occur.