The Section on Statistical Genetics and the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are pleased to request nominations for the Sixth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. The award will be conferred on a Wednesday in September to be determined. The award recipient will be invited to deliver a lecture at UAB at the award ceremony, and will receive all expenses to deliver this lecture, a plaque, and a $5,000 prize.

Eligible individuals are women who have completed their terminal degree, have made outstanding contributions to the statistical sciences, and, if selected, are willing to deliver a lecture at the award ceremony. For additional details about the award, please feel invited to visit our website at

To nominate a candidate, send a full curriculum vita accompanied by a letter of not more than two pages in length describing the nature of the candidate’s contributions. Contributions may be in the area of development and evaluation of statistical methods, teaching of statistics, application of statistics, or any other activity that can arguably be said to have advanced the field of statistical science. Self-nominations are acceptable.

Please send nominations to:

David B. Allison, Ph.D.
Professor & Head Section on Statistical Genetics Department of
Biostatistics, RPHB 327 University of Alabama at Birmingham
1665 University Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 975-9169
Fax: (205) 975-2541

Deadline for receipt of nominations is Mon 7/9/2007. Electronic submissions of nominations are accepted and encouraged. The winner will be announced by Fri 7/13/2007.