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  • 11 Aug 2020 7:17 AM | Megan Othus (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Professor Tomi Mori, President of WNAR in 2018, who has received the prestigious Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of the IBS. 


    Professor Mori is the Chair and Member of the Department of Biostatistics at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Prior to January 2020, she was the Walter & Clara Brownfield Professor of Cancer Biostatistics at Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University School of Public Health.


    She has been a member of IBS since 1998 a long record of serving in leadership roles for WNAR and IBS, including serving as WNAR President-Elect, President, and Past-President between 2017-2019.


    Among her many accomplishments, she has forged ongoing relationships between WNAR and the IBS Japanese and Argentinian Regions and with the Korean International Statistical Society.  Due to her role as the ASA representative to the AAAS Medical Science Section she was a liaison between WNAR and AAAS and was instrumental in helping WNAR become a founding member of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM.  She has made many contributions to making meetings more accessible and promoting participation in IBS.  

     

    Congratulations to Professor Mori!



  • 10 Jul 2020 6:07 PM | Megan Othus (Administrator)

    Although the 2020 WNAR meeting was cancelled due to COVID-19, WNAR was committed to support student researchers and transitioned to a virtual Student Paper Competition.

    • Twenty-four students participated in the virtual student paper competition. 

      The winners in the written category were: 

    •      Lingjing Jiang, University of California San Diego: “Assessing Reproducibility of Selected Features with Big Data"
    •      Kwangho Kim, Carnegie Mellon University: “Causal Clustering” 
    • The winner of the oral category was:

    •      Jinyuan Liu, University of California San Diego: “Regression Models for within-subjects Responses with between-subject Explanatory Variables: Applications to Microbiome Data”

    The students received their award at a virtual meeting. 

    We give a special thanks to the chair of the student paper competition, Harold Bae from Oregon State University and the other Student Competition judges: Jay Barber (Northern Arizona University), Fang Chen (SAS), Charlotte Gard (New Mexico State University), Tusharkanti Ghosh (University of Colorado), Jessica Minnier (Oregon Health & Sciences University), Camille Moore (National Jewish Hospital), Debmalya Nandy (University of Colorado), and Laura Saba (University of Colorado). Summary (and photo) here.



  • 31 Mar 2020 7:46 AM | Megan Othus (Administrator)

    NISS has several upcoming events for junior researchers: a virtual academic career fair on April 23rd (link) and the NISS Writing Workshop to be held at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August (link).


    WNAR is proud to be a participating society in NISS and sponsor of the Writing Workshop and encourages eligible WNAR members to apply and register for both events. 

  • 20 Dec 2019 9:53 AM | Megan Othus (Administrator)

    Congratulations to WNAR President-Elect Laura Cowen from University of Victoria, Secretary Megan Othus from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Regional Committee Representatives Lisa Brown from Seattle Genetics and Karen Messer from University of California San Diego.


    Special thanks go out to outgoing WNAR Past-President Tomi Mori and outgoing Regional Committee Representatives Marco Carone and Miguel Marino for their efforts and dedication to WNAR. 


    We would like to thank all the WNAR members who volunteered to be candidates for these offices. WNAR is fortunate to have so many talented members willing to dedicate their time and energy to WNAR, which makes each election a choice among outstanding individuals.

  • 05 Jul 2019 2:03 PM | Megan Othus (Administrator)

    Thirty-eight students participated in the student paper competition at the 2019 WNAR/IMS/JR conference. The winner in the written category was Tiffany Tang, University of California Berkeley (“Integrated Principal Components Analysis “). There were three winners (tied) in the oral category: Natalie Gasca, University of Washington (“Using dimension-reduction methods to identify interpretable diet patterns related to body mass index (BMI) in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)”), Evan Rosenman, Stanford University (“Propensity Score Methods for Merging Observational and Experimental Datasets”), and Justin Williams, University of California, Los Angeles (“Maximum Likelihood Estimation of a Truncated Normal Distribution with Censored Data”). The students received their award at the conference banquet. We give a special thanks to the chair of the student paper competition, Jessica Minnier from Oregon Health Sciences University.  

  • 21 Dec 2018 1:23 PM | Megan Othus (Administrator)

    Congratulations to WNAR President-Elect Ying Lu from Stanford University, Treasurer-Elect Brandie Wagner from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Treasurer Mary Redman from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Program Coordinator Dongseok Choi from Oregon Health Sciences University, and Regional Committee Representative Katie Kerr from University of Washington.


    Special thanks go out to outgoing WNAR Past-President Sarah Emerson and outgoing Regional Committee Representative Xioaming Sheng for their efforts and dedication to WNAR. 


    We would like to thank all the WNAR members who volunteered to be candidates for these offices. WNAR is fortunate to have so many talented members willing to dedicate their time and energy to WNAR, which makes each election a choice among outstanding individuals.

  • 27 Jun 2018 10:44 AM | Megan Othus (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the winners of 2018 WNAR student paper competition. The Most Outstanding Written Paper winners (tied) were Anu Mishra from the University of Washington for her paper “Weighted Recalibration for Improved Clinical Utility of Risk Scores” and Katherine Wilson from the University of Washington for her paper “Child Mortality Estimation Incorporating Birth History Data.” The Most Outstanding Oral Presentation winner was Phuong Vu from University of Washington for presentation “Probabilistic Predictive Principal Components Analysis for Spatially Misaligned and High-Dimensional Air Pollution Data with Missing Observations.” The Distinguished Oral Presentation winner was Kelsey Grinde from the University of Washington for her presentation “Controlling for Multiple Testing in Genome-Wide Admixture Mapping Studies. The students received their award at the conference banquet.


    We give a special thanks to the chair of the student paper competition, Jessica Minnier from Oregon Health Sciences University. We also thank the team of student paper reviewers and judges for the students’ oral presentations and papers: Harold Bae from Oregon State University, Charlotte Gard from New Mexico State University, Katerina Kechris from University of Colorado Anschultz Medical Campus, Miguel Marino from Oregon Health Science University, and Byung Park from Oregon Health Sciences University.  

  • 18 Jul 2016 4:13 PM | Susanne May

    Congratulations to all 2016 WNAR Student Paper Competition participants for their excellent submissions: Anna Liza Antonio (University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)), Adam Brand (University of Washington (UW)), Peter DeWitt (University of Colorado Denver), Jonathan Fintzi (UW), Luella Fu (University of Southern California), Joshua Keller (UW), Kai Li (Oregon State University), Qian Li (UCLA), Amit Meir (UW), Aaron Scheffler (UCLA), Arjun Sondhi (UW), Yifei Wang (University of California Davis), Jason Xu (UW), Tingting Yu (University of British Columbia), Qian Zhang (UW).

    The runner-ups for the written and oral parts are Joshua Keller and Peter DeWitt respectively.

    The winners for the written and oral competitions are Aaron Scheffler and Jonathan Fintzi respectively.

    Congratulations!

  • 12 May 2016 5:44 PM | Kate Crespi

    WNAR is excited to be sponsoring 12 invited sessions at the 2016 IBS/WNAR conference in Victoria, BC, Canada, July 10-15, 2016.  The sessions cover a broad range of topics.  Find a list here.

  • 14 Mar 2016 6:22 AM | Susanne May

    Regular registration for the 2016 IBS/WNAR conference in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada is available until June 1, 2016.  Prices increase after that!  Click here to register.

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