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SECTION NEWS
Biometrics
Section Readies for Spring Meeting, JSM
edited by Page moore, biometrics section Publications officer
w
e are pleased to invite you to
Finally, two workshops will be offered.
2010 Joint Statistical
New Orleans, Louisiana,
Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics will
Meetings
March 21–24, 2010, for the
provide a forum for discussion of impor-
Topic-contributed sessions are good
ENAR Spring Meeting, sponsored by sec-
tant issues related to diversity. Themes of
alternatives to contributed sessions
tions of the ASA and IMS. There is an
the workshop include career and training
because they are organized around a
exciting program planned, with strong
opportunities within biostatistics. The
central topic, the talks can be longer
representation from the ASA Biometrics
workshop will target racial/ethnic groups
(20 minutes), and there can be discus-
Section, and we look forward to seeing
that are traditionally under-represented
sants. Typically, sessions consist of five
many of you there.
in biostatistics. Another workshop for
speakers (e.g., four speakers and one
This year’s presidential invited speak-
junior researchers is aimed at promoting
discussant or three speakers and two dis-
er is Robert Kass of Carnegie Mellon
the career development of junior investi-
cussants). 2010 JSM Biometrics Section
University, whose research ranges from
gators by bringing them together with a
Program Chair Hormuzd Katki is col-
geometrical foundations of inference to
prestigious panel of senior investigators.
lecting proposals for topic-contributed
the statistical assessment of time-varying
dependence between neurons. The IMS
Medallion Lecturer is Marie Davidian of
North Carolina State University, who has
made substantial contributions to longitu-
dinal data, nonlinear mixed models, and
biostatistics. Additionally, up to 20 dis-
tinguished student paper awards will be
presented. The complete invited portion
of the scientific program is available at
www.enar.org/meetings.cfm.
The Health Policy statistics section announces the 2010 student
The Biometrics Section is sponsor-
Travel Award competition. Current students, or those who completed
ing the following three invited ses-
sions: ROC Methods: Experiments with
their degrees within the past year, are eligible to apply. The award
Time-Dependent and Clustered Data,
includes up to $800 to be applied toward the cost of attending Jsm
Competing Risks in Action, and Statistical
in 2010.
Analysis of Brain Imaging Data.
The continuing education program
This is an excellent opportunity for students to present their work
will include six half- and full-day short
and begin to launch their professional careers, as we have received
courses, five tutorials, and 11 roundtable
high-quality submissions in past years. The deadline for applications
discussions. Short courses include Practical
is December 18, 2009. Details can be found at www.amstat-online.
Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, org/sections/hpss/student.htm.
Statistical Methods for Analysis of High-
Dimensional Data with Applications in
For further information and to submit an application, contact:
Biosciences, Analyzing Complex Survey
Recai Yucel (2010 HPSS program chair-elect)
Data, Bioinformatics, Metabolomics,
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
and Adaptive Randomization for
School of Public Health
Phase III Studies. The tutorials
State University of New York at Albany
are Bayesian Computation in SAS,
One University Place, GEC 139
Comparative Effectiveness Research,
Rensselaer, NY 12144
SWEAVE, Statistical Challenges in
ryucel@albany.edu
Genome-Wide Association Studies, and
Likelihood Methods for Measuring
Statistical Evidence.
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