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Biometrics Section News for October

1 October 2015 One Comment
Edited by Sheng Luo, Biometrics Section Publications Officer

    The Biometrics Section held its annual business committee meeting at JSM in Seattle. To read the complete minutes of the meeting, visit the section website.

    Applications Invited for Byar, Travel Awards

    The section is seeking applications for the 2016 David P. Byar Young Investigator Award. This annual award is given to an early-stage investigator for best paper to be presented at JSM. The winner will receive $2,000.

    In addition to the Byar Award, the section may provide additional travel awards of $1,000 each to the authors of other outstanding papers submitted to the competition.

    All applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Have held a doctorate in statistics, biostatistics, or a related quantitative field for three or fewer years as of April 1 of the current year or be enrolled in a doctoral program in statistics or biostatistics and in active pursuit of a doctoral degree.
    • Be a current member of the Biometrics Section (applicant may join at the time of submission for a $5 annual membership fee [$3 for students]). Note that membership in the ASA does not automatically confer section membership.
    • Be first author of the paper. The paper may be unsubmitted, submitted, or under review, but may not have appeared in a journal online or in print at the time of the application or have been accepted for publication as of December 1, 2015.
    • Be scheduled to present the same paper submitted for the sward at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago as a talk or poster.
    • Not have submitted the paper to any other ASA section 2016 student or early-stage investigator award competition.
    • Have not been a previous Byar award or Biometrics section travel award winner.
    • Applicants must submit their JSM abstracts to the Biometrics Section, which will organize a series of topic-contributed sessions to highlight the Byar award and travel awards winners.

    Applicants also must complete their application by submitting the following materials:

    • A current CV
    • A one-page cover letter that summarizes the paper’s content and contribution
    • One copy of the paper

    The paper can be up to 25 double-spaced pages (with a maximum of 25 lines per page), including references, but not including tables and figures.

    All materials must be submitted electronically between November 1 and December 1. Questions should be sent to the Biometrics Section chair, Diana Miglioretti, at dmiglioretti@ucdavis.edu.

    Winners will be announced by January 15, 2016, and should contact the 2016 section JSM program chair, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, at dbandyop@umn.edu and submit a topic-contributed abstract for JSM 2016.

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