The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) Jerome Sacks Award for Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Research recognizes sustained, high-quality, cross-disciplinary research involving the statistical and data sciences. Three recent award recipients, who represent the cutting edge in statistical research, will speak during an invited session hosted by NISS at JSM: Marc Suchard, professor of computational medicine, biostatistics, and human genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles (2021 award winner); Francesca Dominici, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population, and Data Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-director of the data science initiative at Harvard University (2020 winner); and Jeremy Taylor, the Pharmacia Research Professor of Biostatistics, Computational Medicine, and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan (2019 winner). 

This session will focus on new developments and challenges in the cross-disciplinary research on health data science. Today, statisticians and biostatisticians actively collaborate with biomedical scientists, computer scientists, and mathematicians to work at the frontier of biological, medical, and public health research. Transdisciplinary collaboration not only develops the foundation of health data science but accelerates the pace of scientific discovery and innovation.


2022 Sacks Award Nominations

Nominations are being sought for the 2022 Sacks Award. To nominate an individual, submit as one PDF document the following information to by April 1:

• Nomination letter (maximum two pages)

• Supporting letters from two individuals (other than nominator)

• The nominee’s most current CV

An award of $1,000 will be presented during the NISS reception at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Washington, DC, August 6–11.

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