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2011 Award Winners, 2012 Awards Announced

1 November 2011 No Comment
Contributed by Robert Oster, Publications Officer

Officers of the Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS) Section are pleased to recognize this year’s award winners:

  • Distinguished Achievement Award
    Ed Gracely, Drexel University College of Medicine and School of Public Health
  • Young Investigator Award
    Kendra Schmid, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
    Lisa Sullivan, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Best Contributed Paper
    Heather Bush, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, for “Higher-Order Assessments: Bridging the Gap Between Expectations and Outcomes”

During 2012, the section will offer the following awards:

  • Young Investigator Award
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Best Contributed Paper Award (at JSM 2012)

The Young Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding young investigator (defined as a current graduate student or having received a terminal degree no more than five years ago, being in a position with rank below associate professor, and not holding tenure or its equivalent) who is the first author of an abstract submitted to the TSHS section for JSM 2012. The paper should be related to the use of effective methods in statistics education in the health sciences. Also included in the submission should be a cover letter, copy of the abstract, and statement of teaching philosophy.

The Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes an outstanding statistics teacher in the health sciences and requires a formal application package that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of the nominee’s philosophy of teaching, and three letters of recommendation from colleagues of the nominee.
Details of these awards will be announced via email and posted on the TSHS website (www.bio.ri.ccf.org/ASA_TSHS). The deadline for applications is February 1, 2012. All award winners will be notified in March of 2012 and formally recognized at the TSHS business meeting and mixer at JSM 2012 in San Diego, California.

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