Fifth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award

For Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Statistical Sciences

Recipient: Janet Turk Wittes, Ph.D.

  • Janet Turk Wittes, Ph.D.
  • Award
Dr. Janet Turk Wittes, President of Statistics Collaborative Inc. which she founded in 1990, is the recipient of the Fifth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. She will accept the Award and deliver a lecture at the ceremony in her honor, to be held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Location: Alys Stephens Center
Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall
1200 10th Avenue South
Birmingham AL
9:30 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D.: Prof & Head, Section on Statistical Genetics
Call to order & history of the award
9:40 A.M. Janet L. Norwood, Ph.D.:
Women in science
9:45 A.M. Carol Z. Garrison, Ph.D.: President
UAB Welcome
9:50 A.M. Max Michael, III M.D.: Dean, School of Public Health
SOPH Welcome
9:55 A.M. David B. Allison, Ph.D.:
Introduction of Dr. Wittes
10:00 A.M. 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"
10:50 A.M. 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)
12:00 P.M. Fini

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