Edited by Songthip Ounpraseuth , Biometrics Section Publications Officer
2012 David P. Byar Young Investigator Award Winners
The David P. Byar Young Investigator Award is given annually to a new researcher in the Biometrics Section who presents an original manuscript at the Joint Statistical Meetings. T he award commemorates David Byar, a renowned biostatistician who made significant contributions to the development and application of statistical methods during his career at the National Cancer Institute. This year, w e received a record high of 62 submissions of high quality papers. The Byar Award Committee consisted of J. Jack Lee (Committee Chair, MD Anderson), Dianne Finkelstein (Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University), Jianwen Cai (University of North Carolina), David Schoenfeld (Harvard University), Joanna Shih (National Cancer Institute), and Guosheng Yin (University of Hong Kong). Through an anonymous review process, the committee chose eight travel award winners in addition to the Byar Award winner.
David P Byar Young Investigator Award
Byar Award winner will receive a $1,500 cash award and Travel Award winners each will receive an $800 cash award to present their papers at the JSM. The committee was very pleased with the response and the exceptional quality of the applications.
The ASA Biometrics Section congratulates the award winners and committee members for their superb work. Our JSM Program Chair, Timothy Johnson, has organized two Topic Contributed Sessions for the award winner at this year's JSM in San Diego. Dr. Joanna Shih will be the discussant for one of the sessions. Both of t he David P. Byar Young Investigator Award topic contributed papers sessions will be held on Monday, July 30 th . Session 1 will be from 8:30 am - 10:30 am in room CC-Room 25A and Session 2 will be from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in room CC-Room 25A.
Biometrics Section Mixer & Business Meeting at JSM 2012
Please join us at the Biometrics Section Mixer & Business Meeting at the 2012 JSM in San Diego, CA! It will be held on Monday, July 30 th from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Hilton Bayfront San Diego in Room Aqua 307 and is an excellent networking opportunity. The 2012 David P. Byar Young Investigator Award and Section Travel Awards will be presented at the Mixer . Also, this will be an opportunity for Section members to get an update from the Biometrics Section Executive Committee. Hors d'oeuvre and beverages will be served. The Mixer is open to all JSM attendees. We hope to see you there!
Exciting Program at the 2012 JSM
The Biometrics Section is pleased to sponsor four CE courses and six invited sessions at the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings in San Diego, CA. The titles, instructors, and organizers are given below.
Recent Methodology Developed for the Design of Early-Phase Clinical Trials, Organizer: Thomas Braun
Sun, 7/29, 2:00 pm to 3:50 pm, Room: CC-Room 26A
Statistical challenges and innovative solutions for correlated data, Organizer: Peiyong (Annie) Qu
Mon, 7/30, 2:00 pm to 3:50 pm, Room: HQ Sapphire C
Statistical methods for high-dimensional complex-structured object data, Organizer : Veera Baladandayuthapani
Tue, 7/31, 2:00 pm to 3:50 pm, Room: HQ Sapphire C
Biomarkers for Risk Prediction, Disease Detection, and Treatment Effect Estimation: Statistical Issues, Organizer: Layla Parast
Wed, 8/01, 8:30 am to 10:20 am, Room: HQ Sapphire L
Shrinkage estimation: Unifying different perspectives, Organizer: Bhramar Mukherjee
Wed, 8/01, 2:00 pm to 3:50 pm, Room: HQ Sapphire B
New Methodological Advances in Network-Based Analysis of Omics Data, Organizer: Ali Shojaie
Thu, 8/02, 8:30 am to 10:20 am, Room: HQ Sapphire B
The Biometrics Section thanks Annie Qu, our JSM Continuing Education Chair, and Timothy D. Johnson, our JSM Program Chair, for their wonderful job in organizing these courses and sessions. Check the online program at the 2012 JSM web site (available through the ASA web site www.amstat.org ) for updates on locations and times.
It's also time to start thinking about invited sessions for next year's Joint Statistical Meetings, which will be held August 3-8 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Anyone who is interested in organizing an invited session or who has ideas for one, please contact our 2013 Program Chair, Wei Sun at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A typical invited session consists of three 30-minute talks followed by a 10-minute invited discussion and 10 minutes of floor discussion. However, other formats are possible. The 2012 program is a good source for examples.
Remember, the most mature ideas will have an advantage in competing for the limited number of slots, so it's best to have your ideas in final form by the middle of June. The Biometrics Section will have at least four invited sessions, but if we generate enough good ideas we will be able to compete for additional slots as well.
Please also submit ideas for short courses our 2013-2014 Continuing Education Chair Donglin Zeng at email@example.com.