ASA open nominations for further awards


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 16 November 2012
  • Copyright: Photograph appears courtesy of Wikipedia.

The American Statistical Association continues to open nominations for their awards with the Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) now inviting nominations for the Nathan Mantel Award for ‘lifetime contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology' (, 2012).  Prize money of $1,000 and a plaque will be presented by the SIE section at next year’s JSM in Montreal.

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The award was named after Nathan Mantel (1919–2002) in honour of the valuable contribution he made to statistics in epidemiology. ‘The nominee should be a person who is widely known and has a strong record of developing statistical methods for epidemiology. Consideration is not limited to candidates who are members of SIE.

To submit a nomination, please visit here.

Also being announced at JSM 2013, will be the Young Investigator Awards and SIE have also begun inviting young students who will be presenting their papers at the yearly conference to apply. ‘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' (, 2012). Prize money of $500 will be given to help with travel costs to JSM and a reception will be held to honour the award recipients.

For further information about how to apply, please visit here.

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