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Harvey G. and Joyce H. Behner Graduate Fellowship
Dr. Harvey G. Behner set up an endowed fund at Rackham named for himself and his wife Joyce in 2000, a few years before he passed away. Neither Dr. nor Mrs. Behner earned degrees at U-M, though Dr. Behner took several specialized classes in the School of Dentistry at one point (he was a pediatric orthodontist). Dr. Behner had a lifelong interest in graduate education and was particularly impressed with the programs and activities sponsored by the Rackham Graduate School. At Dr. Behner’s request, the first award went to a student in a graduate program in Orthodontics in the School of Dentistry, because of his experiences there. After the initial award, it was decided that the Behner Award was to go to PhD students whose career goal is in “university-based research, education, and service”.
- 2012-2013 Behner Fellow - Raphael Nishimura
- 2011-2012 Behner Fellow - Jessica Broome
- 2010-2011 Behner Fellow - Brady West
The AAPOR Award is the Association’s lifetime achievement award. It is given for an outstanding contribution to the field of public opinion research, including: advances in theory, empirical research and methods; improvements in ethical standards; and promotion of understanding among the public, media and/or policy makers. The following is a list of PSM affiliated faculty who have won this award:
- 2010 Michael Traugott
- 2001 Robert Groves
- 1996 Eleanor Singer
The Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award is designed to recognize accomplishments in the fields of public opinion and survey research that occurred in the past ten years (2000 to present), or that had their primary impact on the field during the past decade. These innovations could consist of new theories, ideas, applications, methodologies or technologies. To be considered for the award, they must be publicly documented. The award can be given to individuals, groups or institutions. The following is a list of PSM affiliated faculty who have won this award:
- 2013 Frederick Conrad
- 2008 Mick Couper
- 2005 Roger Tourangeau
- 2004 James Lepkowski
- 2000 Robert Groves
The Seymour Sudman Student Paper Competition award is in memory of Seymour Sudman; it recognizes his many important contributions to AAPOR as well as his teaching and mentoring students in the survey research profession. The following is a list of PSM affiliated faculty and students who have won this award:
- 2011 Joseph Sakshaug, PhD (honorable mention)
- 2010 Courtney Kennedy, PhD
- 2009 Philip Brenner, Post-Doc
- 2009 Brady West, PhD
- 2006 Andy Peytchev, PhD (honorable mention)
- 2006 Ting Yan, Post-Doc (honorable mention)
JSM (the Joint Statistical Meetings) is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America. It is held jointly with the American Statistical Association, the International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Statistical Society of Canada, and the International Chinese Statistical Association, and the International Indian Statistical Association.
Nominated by their peers, ASA Fellows are members of established reputation who have made outstanding contributions in some aspect of statistical work. Given annually, this is a great honor, as the number of recipients is limited to no more than one-third of 1% of the ASA membership
- 2011 Michael Elliott
- 2008 Steven Heeringa
- 2008 Eleanor Singer
- 2007 Mick Couper
- 2003 Trivellore Raghunathan
- 1999 Roger Tourangeau
- 1992 James Lepkowski
- 1992 Richard Valliant
- 1982 Robert Groves
Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) Student Paper Competition
- 2011 Qi Dong, PhD Candidate, "Combining Information from Multiple Complex Surveys"
- 2011 Joseph Sakshaug, PhD Candidate, "Synthetic Data Generation for Small-Area Estimation in the American Community Survey"
- 2011 Brady West, PhD Candidate, "Bayesian Analysis of Between-Group Differences in Variance Components in Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models"