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October 2010

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Elected Board Of Directors

President-elect
Jonaki Bose

Methodology Program Chair
Adam Safir

Representative at Large
Carol Joyce Blumberg
Michael Costello

Treasurer
Jane Li

We congratulate the winners and express our thanks to the other candidates.

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ASA Fellows

The following National Capital Area ASA/WSS members became ASA Fellows at the Awards Ceremony at the Joint Statistical Meetings on August 3, 2010 in Vancouver:

Carol Joyce Blumberg
Telba Irony
Jeri Mulrow
Nagaraj Neerchal
Estelle Russek-Cohen
Laura Zayatz

Congratulations to all!

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Student Column

From Parisa Meisami, Student Representative:

For many of us, summertime is equal to internship. Somehow, this unique opportunity gives us a taste from our future job.

Xu Dihua a PhD student at UMBC tells us about her experience at NHLBI: "By the end of last year I knew I had to gain some work experience out there in the real world. I am so glad I have chosen and been chosen by NHLBI. It is a great place to work. Everyone in the Office was extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help. They treat us as one of them. I really enjoy the environment there. I got tons of help from my mentor Dr. Tian. She basically guided me step-by-step into this biostatistics world. She took me to all the meetings with investigators, made me realize how important to have good understanding of the medical backgrounds. I really learned a lot from everyone in the group, both statistical and non-statistical aspects. Oh, almost forgot to mention there is a nice summer intern T-shirt at the end."

We have just begun the academic year. Continue your great job and inform us about your activities. We need your expertise to improve the society.

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SIGSTAT Topics for Fall/Winter 2010-2011
http://www.cpcug.org/user/sigstat/

SIGSTAT is the Special Interest Group in Statistics for the CPCUG, the Capital PC User Group, and WINFORMS, the Washington Institute for Operations Research Service and Management Science.

All meetings are in Room S3031, 1800 M St, NW from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Enter the South Tower & take the elevator to the 3rd floor to check in at the guard's desk.

First-time attendees should contact Charlie Hallahan, 202-694-5051, hallahan@ers.usda.gov, and leave their name. Directions to the building & many links of statistical interest can be found at the SIGSTAT website.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the SIGSTAT schedule will be moved ahead by one month. In other words, the meeting scheduled in October has been cancelled. The October topic will be covered in November, the November topic in December, etc.

The original schedule is posted on http://www.cpcug.org/user/sigstat/Schedule.htm that does not reflect changes noted above (i.e., discussions for each topic will be held in the following month that is actually posted).

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Note From The WSS NEWS Editor

Items for publication in the November 2010 issue of the WSS NEWS will be accepted until October 31, 2010. Email items to Colleen S. Choi at wss.editor@gmail.com.

Please submit all materials in MS WORD or plain text.

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Click here to see the WSS Board Listing (pdf)
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