For Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Statistical Sciences
Recipient: Janet Turk Wittes, Ph.D.
Dr. Wittes received her BA in Mathematics from Radcliffe College, and her MA & PhD in Statistics from Harvard University. She began her career in academe. Then, in 1983, she joined the Biostatistics Research Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as its Chief. Her research has focused on the design and analysis of randomized clinical trials. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society for Clinical Trials. She is a past President of The International Biometric Society – Eastern North American Region (1995) and The Society for Clinical Trials (2001). From 1990 through 1995 she served as the Editor-in-Chief of Controlled Clinical Trials. She is a member of many Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs) for randomized clinical trials sponsored by both industry and government. Coauthored with Drs. Michael Proschan and Gordon Lan, her recently (2006) published book, entitled “Monitoring Clinical Trials: A Unified Approach”, deals with methods for interim analysis of data.
|Held On:||Friday, October 13, 2006|
Alys Stephens Center
Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall
1200 10th Avenue South
David B. Allison, Ph.D.: Prof & Head, Section on Statistical Genetics
Call to order & history of the award
Janet L. Norwood, Ph.D.:
Women in science
Carol Z. Garrison, Ph.D.: President
Max Michael, III M.D.: Dean, School of Public Health
David B. Allison, Ph.D.:
Introduction of Dr. Wittes
Janet Turk Wittes, Ph.D.: President, Statistics Collaborative Inc.
"Censoring, Multiplicity, and Over-classification: Some Statistical Approaches for Failing to Identify Harms in Randomized Clinical Trials"
David B. Allison, Ph.D. & Max Michael, III M.D.:
Present award to Dr. Janet Turk Wittes
|11:00 A.M.||Reception (Alys Stephens Center, Abroms Patrons Lounge)|
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