The Janet L. Norwood Lecture is delivered each year by the winner of the Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. The recipient of the annual award will be an internationally recognized statistician. This lecture not only recognizes Dr. Norwood’s many achievements, but also the contributions of many women to the statistical sciences.
Dr. Janet L. Norwood was the first woman commissioner of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and is Past-President of the American Statistical Association. She was the Presidential appointment to the Chair of the Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation from 1993-96. From 1979 through 1991, Dr. Norwood was the U.S. Commissioner of Labor Statistics, responsible for the Bureau of Labor Statistics and its work in compilation, publication, and interpretation of statistics on employment and unemployment, prices, compensation, industrial relations, productivity, and economic growth. She testified monthly before the Joint Economic Committee and frequently before other Congressional Committees. In recognition of her public service, Dr. Norwood received Distinguished rank in the Senior Executive Service from President Reagan.
The School of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is pleased to announce the creation of the
Janet L. Norwood Award for outstanding achievement by a woman in the statistical sciences. Click here for more
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Section on Statistical Genetics and the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are pleased to request nominations for the Eleventh Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. The award will be conferred on Wed 9/12/2012. The award recipient will be invited to deliver a lecture at the UAB award ceremony, and will receive all expenses, the award, and a $5,000 prize.
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