THE BIOMETRICS SECTION OF
THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION

DAVID P. BYAR
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR 2015 BYAR YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD AND BIOMETRICS SECTION TRAVEL AWARDS

 

Applications for the 2015 David P. Byar Young Investigator Award are invited. This annual award is given to a young investigator for a paper to be presented at the JSM. The award commemorates the late David Byar, a biostatistician who made significant contributions to the development and application of statistical methods and was esteemed as an exceptional mentor during his career at the National Cancer Institute. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash award.

 

In addition to the Byar Award, the Section will provide $1000 travel awards to the authors of other outstanding papers that are submitted to the competition.

 

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

 

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 award winners.

 

Applicants should complete their application by submitting the following materials:

 

The paper should be a maximum of 25 double-spaced pages (with max of 25 lines per page) including abstract, references and appendices but not including tables and figures.  Papers that are not within these restrictions will not be considered for an award. 

 

All materials must be submitted electronically on or before December 1, 2014 using the electronic submission website https://redcap.ccf.org/redcap/surveys/?s=qvufUK3vhF

 

Questions should be sent to the Biometrics Section 2014 Chair, Mike Daniels, at mjdaniels@austin.utexas.edu

 

The 2015 Awards Committee is composed of the 2015 current and past Section Chairs and Chair-Elect as well as other additional persons. 

 

For the 2015 competition, the winners of the Byar Award and travel awards will be announced by January 15, 2015.  Award winners should contact the 2015 Section JSM Program Chair, Rebecca Hubbard (rhubb@mail.med.upenn.edu) and submit a Topic Contributed abstract for JSM 2015. 

 

Information regarding this award is also available on the Section webpage, easily accessed by clicking on the “Section” tab at the top of the ASA website (www.amstat.org).