In 2004, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences spearheaded a trans-NIH effort to increase the number of trained biostatisticians through its biostatistics predoctoral research training program. Applications for this program are now being accepted.
The February 2010 special issue of Technometrics features several articles detailing some of the fascinating applications in which statistical data analysis is used to detect unusual circumstances, or anomalies.
The University of Michigan Biostatistics Department held a conference in Ann Arbor November 13–14, 2009, to celebrate 55+/-5 years in existence … 55+/-5? Can they count? Or is that a 95% confidence interval?
It is Thanksgiving Day as I write this column, though by the time you read it, it will be the beginning of a very happy new year. I wish you all a peaceful, healthy, and prosperous year, and I look forward to working with you to make our association thrive.
This year, for the first time, the ASA collected gender information along with the salary information during the salary survey of biostatistics and other biomedical statistics departments. Keith Crank, the ASA’s research and graduate education manager, suggests a story for the gender information provided.
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