Feb 16, 2012

Spiegelman Award call for nominations

The Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites nominations for the 2012 Mortimer Spiegelman Award honoring a statistician, 40 years of age or younger, who has made outstanding contributions to health statistics, especially public health statistics.

The award was established in 1970 and is presented annually at the APHA meeting. The award serves three purposes: to honor the outstanding achievements of both the recipient and Spiegelman, to encourage further involvement in public health of the finest young statisticians and to increase awareness of APHA and the Statistics Section in the academic statistical community. More details about the award including the list of the past recipients and more information about the Statistics Section of APHA may be found at http://sites.google.com/site/aphastatistics/benefits/spiegelman.

To be eligible for the 2012 Spiegelman Award, a candidate must have been born in 1972 or later. Please send electronic versions of nominating letter and the candidate’s CV to the 2012 Spiegelman Award Committee Chair, Rafael A. Irizarry (rafa@jhu.edu). Please state in the nominating letter the candidate’s birthday. The nominator should include one to two paragraphs in the nominating letter that describe how the nominee’s contributions relate to public health concerns. A maximum of three supporting letters per nomination can be provided.

Nominations for the 2012 Award must be submitted by April 1, 2012.

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  • […] Spiegelman Award The 2011 Mortimer Spiegelman Award was presented in November to Sudipto Banerjee, University of Minnesota. The award, given annually since 1970, is presented to an outstanding public health statistician under the age of 40. Sudipto Banerjee was recognized for contributions to spatial and environmental statistics. The committee also acknowledged his leadership and strong success in external funding, PhD supervision, short course instruction, software development, and journal editing and refereeing. See the call for nominations for the 2012 award here. […]

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