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Sally C. Morton

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sally C. Morton is Dean of the College of Science, Interim Director of the Fralin Life Sciences Institute, and Professor of Statistics at Virginia Tech. Her methodological work focuses on evidence synthesis, particularly meta-analysis, and patient-centered comparative effectiveness research. Previously, she was chair of the Biostatistics Department at the University of Pittsburgh, vice president for statistics and epidemiology at RTI International, and head of the RAND Corporation Statistics Group. She is currently a member of the National Center for Health Statistics Board of Scientific Counselors, the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research Advisory Committee, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Methodology Committee. Dr. Morton served as the 2009 president of the American Statistical Association and received a PhD in statistics from Stanford University.  

Undergraduate Event: Lunch with Sally C. Morton

Wednesday, February 19
12:00-1:30 pm
2006 Sheridan Rd, room B02

Come have lunch with Sally C. Morton whose distinguished career in both industry and academia has lead to a wealth of knowledge and experience. The moderated discussion will revolve around undergraduate research, what opportunities exist in and out of academia for womxn in STEM, mentorship, and community.

Dr. Morton is the Dean of the College of Science, Interim Director of the Fralin Life Sciences Institute, and Professor of Statistics at Virginia Tech and is currently a member of the National Center for Health Statistics Board of Scientific Counselors, as well as the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research Advisory Committee, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Methodology Committee. She has also served as department chair, vice president for statistics and epidemiology at RTI International, head of the RAND Corporation Statistics Group, and president of the American Statistical Association.

This event is open to all undergraduate students. Lunch will be served

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Event co-sponsored by the Association of Women in Mathematics

 

Graduate Student Event: A Discussion with Sally C. Morton

Wednesday, February 19
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

TGS Commons, 2122 Sheridan Rd, RM #120

Join Women in Statistics for this special opportunity for graduate students to discuss academia, research, mentorship, and career pathways with internationally recognized statistician Sally C. Morton.

Dr. Morton has held many leadership positions in both academia and industry including Dean, department chair, vice president for statistics and epidemiology at RTI International, head of the RAND Corporation Statistics Group, and president of the American Statistical Association. Additionally, she is currently a member of the National Center for Health Statistics Board of Scientific Counselors, the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research Advisory Committee, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Methodology Committee.

This moderated discussion is open to all graduate students and will primarily focus on topics from the perspectives and experiences of womxn statisticians.

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Public Lecture: Lessons Learned as a Statistician

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Transportation Center, 600 Foster Street
Light reception to follow talk

RSVP HERE

Abstract: Evidence-based decision-making, particularly in the age of big data, demands statisticians not only contribute as scientists but also excel as leaders, communicators and collaborators. In this talk, I will reflect on my own journey as a statistician – opportunities, successes, and missteps. Case studies from the healthcare arena will illustrate the importance of statistical science in policy, as well as underscore the need for statisticians to engage decision-makers and communicate information from a policy perspective while being mindful of the political realities. Based on experience in both industry and academe, I will share lessons learned as a statistical leader by both assignment and influence. The time is now to advance ubiquitous data-driven decisions, and statisticians are particularly well-suited to make the most of this opportunity.

Event co-sponsored by McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences and the Association of Women in Mathematics

 

 

Women in Data Science (WiDS) regional event for Chicago

hosted at Roosevelt University’s Congress Lounge
Friday, March 6, 4:30-8 pm.

WiDS Chicago is an independent event organized to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work.

 This year, WiDS: Chicago will feature entirely local, live talks from female data scientists in both industry and academia, with particular focus on collaborative tools for data science and ethics in data science. Food and drinks will be provided during our networking hour.

 Registration is FREE but required. Please register on our website: www.widschicago.org.

 Our team will also be hosting an optional Data Dive hack-tivity, in collaboration with the Greater Chicago Red Cross, in TGS Commons at Northwestern University in Evanston on Thursday, March 5, from 5-8 pm. Teams from this event will be able to present results at WiDS at Roosevelt the following day. Register for our data dive here: http://tiny.cc/wids_datadive

 

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