Arielle Anglin, pictured, was the first of three biostatistics PhD students whose papers won 2021 American Statistical Association prizes. Her “Surrogate-assisted sampling for cost-efficient validation of electronic health record outcomes” won a Biometrics Section JSM Paper Award. Following that announcement, we received word that Jian Hu's "Integrating gene expression, spatial location and histology to identify spatial domains and spatially variable genes by graph convolutional network" won a Section on Statistics in Genomics and Genetics Student Paper Award, and that Sarah Weinstein's “A simple permutation-based test of intermodal correspondence” won a Section on Statistics in Imaging Student Paper Award. Congrats to all!
To understand health and disease today, we need new thinking and novel science —the kind we create when multiple disciplines work together from the ground up. That is why this department has put forward a bold vision in population-health science: a single academic home for biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics. MORE