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Professor Rob Weiss will be giving the 2016 Seymour Geisser Distinguished Lecture at the University of Minnesota School of Statistics

Professor Rob Weiss will be giving the 2016 Seymour Geisser Distinguished Lecture at the University of Minnesota School of Statistics on Thursday October 27. The title of his talk is Analysis of Hierarchical Sexual Behavior Profiles over Time.

The seminar website can be found at: http://www.stat.umn.edu/seminars/geisser/

Congratulations to Dr. Gang Li whose article, "A General Joint Model for Longitudinal Measurements and Competing Risks Survival Data with Heterogeneous Random Effects" is one of the 4 top-cited articles published in the last 5 years.

Congratulations to Dr. Gang Li whose article, "A General Joint Model for Longitudinal Measurements and Competing Risks Survival Data with Heterogeneous Random Effects" is one of the 4 top-cited articles published in the last 5 years. Dr. Li receives this award from Springer and Lifetime Data Analysis at the LIDA-IG meeting, August 2nd at the American Statistical Association's Joint Statistical Meeting in Chicago.

Congratulations to UCLA Biostatistics graduate student Aaron Scheffler on winnning the Most Outstanding Student Paper Award at the WNAR student paper competition at the 2016 International Biometric Conference in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Congratulations to UCLA Biostatistics graduate student Aaron Scheffler on winnning the Most Outstanding Student Paper Award at the WNAR student paper competition at the 2016 International Biometric Conference in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Congratulations Ron Brookmeyer on receiving the 2016 Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society from the American Statistical Association

Congratulations Ron Brookmeyer on receiving the 2016 Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society from the American Statistical Association.

The Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society, established in 2012, recognizes statisticians who have made substantial contributions to the statistical profession and to society in general. The award was established by Christopher K. Peace, son of Karl E. Peace, on behalf of the Peace family to honor the life work of his father.

Congratulations to Marc Suchard on being elected a Fellowship in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Congratulations to Marc Suchard on being elected a Fellowship in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Fellowship is a way of honoring the outstanding research and professional contributions of our members, contributions which help keep IMS in a leading role in the field of statistics and probability.

Each newly elected Fellow will be welcomed and presented with a plaque during the IMS Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony during the World Congress in Probability and Statistics, July 11-15, 2016 in Toronto:  
https://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/16-17/WC2016/index.html

 

Priscilla Yen, PhD 2016, candidate was selected as the winner of the $5,000 grand prize, courtesy of the Breslow Student Fellowship Fund. As a finalist, she also received $1,000 from Molina Healthcare, the competition co-sponsor.

Priscilla Yen, PhD 2016, candidate in the Department of Biostatistics, was selected by a panel of distinguished judges as the winner of the $5,000 grand prize, courtesy of the Breslow Student Fellowship Fund. As a finalist, she also received $1,000 from Molina Healthcare, which co-sponsored the competition. The award was presented to her at the 42nd Annual Breslow Distinguished Lecture.

Two NIH Projects awarded to Dr. Grace Hyun Kim

Two NIH Projects awarded to Dr. Grace Hyun Kim

1) R21 NIH-NHLBI: Kim (PI) :: 8/15/15-7/31/2017 :: Purpose: Prediction of IPF Progression Using HRCT Imaging Patterns The goal of this project is that quantitative imaging phenotypes determined either from single time points or from texture transitions occurring short-interval sequential time points, used alone or in multivariate model can predict disease progression in advance of standard clinical indicator of deterioration.

2) U01 NIH-NCI ; McNitt-Gray (contact PI), Kim, Goldin, Brown (Co-PIs) :: 05/01/14-04/30/17 :: Purpose: Quantitative CT Imaging for Response Assessment When Using Dose Reduction Methods The goal of this project is to investigate the effects of radiation dose reduction techniques used in CT imaging on quantitative measures used in response assessment of patients in clinical trials.

Dr. Senturk has been awarded with a R01 grant from NIH-NIDDK.

Dr. Damla Senturk has been awarded with a R01 grant from NIH-NIDDK. This 4-year biostatistics methodology grant ("Modeling Time-Dynamic Multilevel Outcomes in Patients on Dialysis”) is the renewal of her past 4-year R01 grant on developing novel biostatistics methods for the United States Renal Data System (USRDS). The grant also includes collaborators from UC Irvine and includes providing guidance in developing patient-level intervention strategies in the US dialysis population as well as dialysis facility/care provider level quality improvement among its long term goals.

Robin Jeffries, UCLA Biostatistics alumna and new faculty at CSU, Chico is featured by the university for helping develop a cross-disciplinary data science program.

Robin Jeffries, UCLA Biostatistics alumna and new faculty at CSU, Chico is featured by the university for helping develop a cross-disciplinary data science program. Read the full feature here

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