The Applied Public Health Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites nominations for the 2014 Mortimer Spiegelman Award honoring a statistician below the age of 40 who has made outstanding contributions to health statistics, especially public health statistics. The Award was established in 1970 and is presented annually at the APHA meeting. The Award serves three purposes: to honor the outstanding achievements of both the recipient and Spiegelman, to encourage further involvement in public health of the finest young statisticians, and to increase awareness of APHA and the Applied Public Health Statistics Section in the academic statistical community. More information is at http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/aphasections/stats/about/spiegelman_procedure.htm
To be eligible for the 2014 Spiegelman Award, a candidate must have been born in 1975 or later. Please email a nominating letter, up to but not exceeding three letters of support, and the candidate’s CV, to the 2014 Spiegelman Award Committee Chair, Professor Sudipto Banerjee, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, e firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries may be emailed to the same address.
Please state in the nominating letter the candidate’s date of birth. The nomination letter should include one or two paragraphs that describe how the nominee’s contributions relate to public health concerns. A maximum of three supporting letters per nomination can be provided.
Nominations for the 2014 Award must be submitted by April 1, 2014.