Young Investigators Invited to Apply for Travel Awards

The ASA Section on Statistics in Epidemiology invites young investigators who will be presenting papers at JSM 2013 to apply for the section’s young investigator awards, which honor the best papers in statistics in epidemiology presented at JSM. All current graduate students in statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology, as well as graduates who have earned their degrees within the past two years are eligible. The award consists of $500 to help defray travel costs to JSM. Also, a reception will be held at JSM to honor the award recipients.

Preference will be given to papers with both methodological contributions and substantive epidemiological applications. Jointly authored papers are acceptable, but the applicant is expected to be the lead author and present the work at JSM 2013. Note that the presentation at JSM does not have to be in a session sponsored by SIE, nor must applicants be current members of the section.

To apply, submit an abstract for JSM online by February 4, 2013. Then, submit your paper with a cover letter stating where you are a current student or your year of graduation, if you are a recent graduate, by March 1, 2013, to Susan Shortreed, section secretary/treasurer, at Questions can be addressed to Elizabeth Halloran, section chair, at