Congratulations to Sheng Wu on being awarded the Distinguished Paper Award at the 2015 WNAR Conference.
Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Belin and Dr. Ron Brookmeyer for receiving awards at the annual banquet of the UCLA Public Health Students Association.
Dr. Thomas Belin received the award for "Outstanding Advising and Mentorship for PhD and DrPH Students". Dr. Ron Brookmeyer received the award for "Outstanding Teaching of a 100A or 100B Course".
Congratulations to Lauren Harrell on being selected as for the Dean's Outstanding Student Award in Biostatistics. This award was established to honor a top graduating student from each department within the School, based on scholarship and activities. The selection was made by the Department of Biostatistics and confirmed by Dr. Jody Heymann, Dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Congratulations to Damla Senturk for being elected to serve as the treasurer (2016) and secretary (2017) of the American Statistical Association's (ASA) Section on Nonparametric Statistics.
Sudipto Banerjee has been elected as the Chair-Elect of the American Statistical Association's Section on Bayesian Statistical Science in 2016 and as Chair in 2017.
Congratulations to Sudipto Banerjee for being elected a Fellow in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Fellowship is a way of honoring the outstanding research and professional contributions of 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 at 8:00pm, Monday, August 10, 2015 during the Joint Statistical Meetings/IMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA. http://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2015/
Congratulations to Sudipto Banerjee for being awarded a Distinguished Achievement Medal for 2015 by the Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR) of the American Statistical Association for his many outstanding contributions to environmental statistics. The award will be formally presented at the annual ENVR mixer at the 2015 JSM in Seattle. It is being presented to Dr. Banerjee for outstanding contributions to the hierarchical modeling of complex spatial and spatio-temporal data, with applications in environmental exposure, environmental health, and forestry; for leadership in teaching and mentoring students; and for service to the profession.
Congratulations to Catherine Sugar for being elected a 2015 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). This is one of the highest recognitions in our profession conferred by our flagship association and it is a truly remarkable achievement. She will be officially conferred this fellowship in a ceremony in the upcoming Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, WA, on the evening of Tuesday, August 11, 2015. As of January 2015, she has also taken on the role of President of the Southern California Chapter of the ASA.
Congratulations to Ron Brookmeyer for being chosen to receive the 2015 Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Statistical Association for his valuable lifetime contributions at the intersection of statistical science and epidemiology. The section will celebrate Dr. Brookmeyer at a reception and award ceremony at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, WA, in August 2015
Congratulations to Christina Ramirez for receiving an invitation for an oral presentation at the International AIDS Society Towards an HIV Cure Symposium 2015. This is a prestigious recognition of her new and successful algorithm called Fuzzy Forests for analyzing HIV cure data. Among all abstracts received from international research groups worldwide, only a few are typically selected for poster presentation at this meeting, and still fewer are selected for an oral presentation. Christina's abstract is statistics-heavy and so its selection for an oral presentation is highly remarkable and shows how valuable her algorithm is, as perceived by the selection committee.