August 22, 2013

UAB award honors achievement in statistical sciences

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Kathryn Roeder, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences, is the recipient of the 12th annual UAB School of Public Health and Department of BiostatisticsJanet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in Statistical Sciences.

Roeder will present “Statistics and Genetics Open a Window into Autism,” at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11, 2013, in The Edge of Chaos atrium in Lister Hill Library, 1700 University Boulevard. A reception will follow at 11 a.m. in the EOC Café.

Roeder’s early work played a pivotal role developing the foundations of DNA forensic inference. Her current work focuses on statistical genomics and the genetic basis of complex disease with an emphasis on autism. She is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, a Fellow of both the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and American Statistical Association. The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies has twice honored her with the Presidents’ Award and the Snedecor Award. She also has held board positions with the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, been an advisor to both the FBI & NRC/NAS on DNA forensics and had numerous editorial positions in prominent journals.

The Norwood award program is free, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, email by Sept. 4.

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