THE BIOMETRICS SECTION OF
THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION

DAVID P. BYAR
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR 2014 BYAR YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD AND BIOMETRICS SECTION TRAVEL AWARDS

Do you know a young investigator who is planning to submit an abstract for the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)?  If so, you may wish to alert that individual that the ASA Biometrics Section is seeking applications for the 2014 David P. Byar Young Investigator Award.  This annual award is given to a young investigator for best emerging work 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 may provide travel awards to the authors of other outstanding papers that are submitted to the competition. The travel award will be $1000.

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 awards winners.

Applicants should complete their application by submitting the following materials:

 All materials must be submitted electronically on or before December 1, 2013 using the electronic submission site at https://redcap.ccf.org/redcap/surveys/?s=h9PcJ3

Questions should be sent to the Biometrics Section 2013 Chair, Jianwen Cai, at cai@email.unc.edu.

 

The 2014 Awards Committee is composed of the 2014 current and past Section Chairs and Chair-Elect as well as three additional individuals to be appointed by the Section Chairs prior to the competition. 

 

For the 2014 competition, the finalists of Byar Awards will be announced by January 15, 2014.  Finalists should contact the 2014 Section JSM Program Chair, Jonathan Schildcrout (jonathan.schildcrout@vanderbilt.edu) and submit a Topic Contributed abstract to the JSM. 

 

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).