Harvard senior vice provost to receive the Janet L. Norwood Award

This annual award recognizes the outstanding achievements by women in the statistical sciences.

judith singerJudith Singer, Ph.D., senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity and professor of education at Harvard University, has been selected as the recipient of the 13th annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences by the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics.

Singer will present “Fostering the Advancement of Women in Academia” at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Edge of Chaos atrium in Lister Hill Library, 1700 University Blvd. A reception will follow at 11 a.m. in the EOC Café.

Singer is an internationally renowned statistician and social scientist. Her scholarly interests focus on improving the quantitative methods used in social, educational and behavioral research. She is known primarily for her contributions to the practice of multilevel modeling, survival analysis and individual growth modeling, and to making these and other statistical methods accessible to empirical researchers. Singer’s wide-ranging interests have led her to publish across a broad array of disciplines, including statistics, education, psychology, medicine and public health. In 2012, her nomination by President Barack Obama to serve as a member of the board of directors of the National Board of Education Sciences was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

The Norwood award program is free, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, email rsarver@uab.edu by Sept. 3.

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