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September 2, 2019
The American Public Health Association (APHA) has named Daniela Witten, professor in statistics and biostatistics at the University of Washington and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical Statistics, the winner of the 2019 Mortimer Spiegelman Award. This award honors a statistician who has made outstanding contributions to statistical methodology…

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If you weren’t at the Joint Statistical Meetings this year, you can still watch four of the plenary sessions. These videos are at https://ww2.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2019/webcasts/ASA President’s Address: Reinforcing the Impact of Statistics on Society, Karen Kafadar, University of Virginia • ASA President’s Invited Address: Coming to Our Census: How…

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Eight of this year’s IMS travel award recipients were able to come to the Presidential Address and Awards session at JSM (in total there were 10 Hannan Graduate Student awards and 11 New Researcher awards this year, funding travel to a wide range of meetings). They are pictured below with…

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Richard Tweedie (1947–2001) played a significant role throughout his career as a mentor. The Tweedie New Researcher Award, created in his memory, provides funds for travel to present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers Conference. Nominate by December 1, 2019: https://www.imstat.org/ims-awards/

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Peter Hall (1951–2016) played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities. With funds donated by his friends and family, the IMS created the Peter Gavin Hall Early Career Prize. Its purpose is to recognize early-career research accomplishments and research…

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