Sixteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award

For Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Statistical Sciences

Recipient: Sally C. Morton, PhD

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Dr. Sally C. Morton, Professor and Chair in the Virginia Tech College of Science, is the recipient of the Sixteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. She will accept the award at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Morton is dean of the Virginia Tech College of Science, where she also is a professor of statistics. Morton previously served as chair of Biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health and director of the Comparative Effectiveness Research Center in the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Before entering academia, Morton served as vice president for statistics and epidemiology at RTI International and was head of the RAND Corporation Statistics Group. She is a past president and Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), was honored with the ASA’s Founder’s Award, and was the Lowell Reed Invited Lecturer for the American Public Health Association’s Applied Public Health Statistics Section. Among her books is the recently published “Methods in Comparative Effectiveness Research,” which Morton co-edited with fellow biostatistician Constantine Gatsonis of Brown University. Morton received a PhD in Statistics from Stanford University.

“Big Statistics: Janet Norwood’s Legacy”


Sally C. Morton, Ph.D.

Professor & Dean, Virginia Tech College of Science

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Ceremony at 9:30 AM
The Edge of Chaos – Atrium

Reception at 11:00 AM
The Edge of Chaos – Café

The Lister Hill Library, 4th floor – 1700 University Blvd

Please R.S.V.P. at by September 1


The UAB School of Public Health has a fund-raising effort to grow the endowment for this award in honor of Dr. Norwood and her influence on women in the statistical sciences. For more information about this effort, please contact Dr. Lloyd J. Edwards at