Biometrics Section Offers Travel Award

The Biometrics Section of the ASA is accepting applications for an award to cover up to $3,000 in travel costs to attend a workshop for imagers in La Jolla, California, January 9–15, 2016.

The workshop is for PhD-level biostatisticians interested in conducting methodological or collaborative research in radiology/imaging clinical trials. It presents an opportunity for a biostatistician to gain experience collaborating with radiologists and imaging specialists.

The intensive one-week workshop held by the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) provides hands-on training in the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of clinical trials in radiology and imaging through didactic sessions, one-on-one mentoring, small discussion sessions, self-study, and protocol development workgroups. A special curriculum infused with statistical and methodological concepts and examples was developed for the workshop, which is led by 20 MD and PhD faculty members (including five PhD biostatisticians) with extensive experience in radiology clinical trials, providing a student to faculty ratio close to 1:1. The biostatistician attendee will shadow biostatistics faculty members to observe the collaborative process of developing clinical trials in radiology in addition to learning the methodological aspects of this field.

Interested applicants should email a one-page letter of interest, CV, and letter of support from their department head to Diana Miglioretti at with “RSNA CTMW Biostatistics” in the subject line. The deadline for receipt of applications is August 15; an announcement of the award will be made by October 1.