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Florida: Faculty Member and Co-authors Win Best Statistics Theoretical Paper

A paper written by Dr. Somnath Datta, a professor in the University of Florida department of biostatistics in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine, and co-authors was selected for the 2019 Best Theoretical Paper award presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Statistical Advisory Group.

The annual award goes to the best statistics theoretical paper co-authored by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employee and published in a peer-reviewed journal in the previous year. The paper, “Multisample adjusted U-Statistics that account for confounding covariates,” by Dr. Datta and co-authors Dr. Glen Satten, a CDC senior scientist, and Dr. Maiying Kong, a professor of bioinformatics and biostatistics at the University of Louisville, appeared in the journal Statistics in Medicine. The paper presents a new way of comparing two groups when the respective samples are not collected using classical randomization

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