Brittney Bailey, winner of the Lester R. Curtin award; Peng Liu, winner of the Lingzi Lu award; and Joy Liu, winner of the Bartko scholarship, will receive registration and travel support to the ASA Conference on Statistical Practice.
Lester R. Curtin Award Winner Brittney Bailey is a PhD student in biostatistics at The Ohio State University. In 2012, she earned a MS in statistics from The Ohio State University, and in 2010, she earned a BA in mathematics from Messiah College. In her advanced longitudinal data course, she submitted the best paper in the class of eight doctoral students. Bailey was an outstanding teaching assistant at The Ohio State University, demonstrating great aptitude for understanding the potential sources of confusion for students and misconceptions about introductory statistics. She is currently a graduate student research assistant. In her first major assignment, she worked on meta-analysis of two recently completed clinical trials; a paper from this work is under review at Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. Her ultimate goal is to become a faculty member in biostatistics at an institution where teaching and research are equally encouraged and supported.
Lingzi Liu Memorial Award Winner Peng Liu is a second-year master’s student in biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to the United States, he earned a bachelor’s degree in preventative medicine in Sun Yat-sen University and worked at the FDA in Guangzhou, China. Peng is an outstanding student, earning top scores in his courses and the highest GPA of all second-year students in the biostatistics department. He was recently selected for a student researcher position in the department of renal in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Peng hopes to use his skills and knowledge in biomedical research to improve health care.
John Bartko Award Winner Joy Liu is a recent graduate of Cornell University and ASA-accredited GStat. She is currently employed as a statistician at the Energy Information Administration. In 2013, she earned both her Certified Base and Advanced Programmer for SAS 9 from the SAS Institute. Liu will take advantage of the networking and mentoring opportunities available at CSP to guide her toward her career goal of becoming an Accredited Professional Statistician. She looks forward to using her expertise and statistical training to sharpen her analytical and communication skills so she can write accurate and relevant articles for the Energy Information website.