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The ASA NYC Metro Area Chapter is hosting a virtual seminar on Data Quality: From Frameworks to Screening, by Kelly H. Zou and Marc L. Berger, on Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM (US ET).

The ASA Caucus of Industry Representatives (CIR) is a non-financial co-sponsor. To learn more about the CIR, visit

This event is free for NYC Metro Area Chapter members and low-cost for non-members ($10.00) and students ($5.00). If you would like to join the chapter, visit Join the New York City Metro Area Chapter.

Registration: NYC Metro Area Chapter Members | Non-members of NYC Metro Area Chapter & Students

2024 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Student Scholarship Award

The ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Scholarship Award Committee is soliciting applications for the 2024 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Student Scholarship Award. These are scholarship awards in the amount of $3,000 for students currently pursuing a Master's or Doctoral program in statistics or biostatistics. The application period runs from January 1st to March 15th 2024. The application form and further details can be found at Scholarship Award - Biopharmaceutical Section (


The ASA NYC Metro Area Chapter is involved in an emerging collaboration with ASA National, the ASA Section on Statistical Computing, and the NYC Office of Technology and Innovation (formerly known as the NYC Mayor's Office of Data Analytics). NYC Open Data is free public data published by city agencies and other partners. The chapter continues to help raise the awareness of NYC Open Data and its use. To learn more about NYC Open Data, visit Stay tuned for additional details and learn how you too can become involved with this wonderful and exciting opportunity.

NYC Open Data Week: March 16-24, 2024 | NYC School of Data: March 23, 2024 | Data Through Design (DxD) Exhibition: March 16-24, 2024


The Inaugural Statistical Innovation Community Summit, sponsored by the NYC Metro Area Chapter of the ASA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, was a one-day hybrid workshop on Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of Statistical Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Health Agencies. It was held Thursday, November 9, at Regeneron in Tarrytown, New York. The workshop was well-received and well-attended.

The keynote session, Maximizing the Impact of Innovative Statistical Methods in Partnership with Health Agencies, was chaired by Bret Musser (Regeneron), and the keynote speakers were John Scott (FDA), Jose Pinheiro (Johnson & Johnson), Ying Yuan (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), and Neal Thomas (Independent Consultant).


The inaugural Statistics and Large Language Models (LLMs) Workshop sponsored by the Columbia University Department of Statistics, ASA NYC Metro Area Chapter, and ASA Section on Text Analysis was the chapter's first in-person event since the pandemic and its first collaboration with an ASA Section. The workshop was on July 24 at Columbia University.

The invited speakers were Bob Carpenter (Flatiron Institute), Sachit Menon (Columbia University), Claudia Shi (Columbia University), Marjan Kamyab (IQVIA NLP), and Kaitlyn Whyte (IQVIA NLP). The moderator was Professor David Banks (Duke University), who also led an in-depth conversation about the roles of statistics in an era of LLMs, not only on the opportunities for statistical innovation, but also the potential risks. Presentation slides are available on the chapter's event page.

The scientific program committee was David Banks, Marcia Levenstein, Cynthia Scherer, Brandon Sepulvado, Tian Zheng, and Kelly H. Zou.

"Workshop Focuses on Role of Statistics in LLM Era" (David Banks, Duke University, Amstat News, 2 October 2023) | Amstat News (September 2023) AI Special Issue

CHAPTER CHATTER (Fall 2023) is a newsletter published by the ASA Council of Chapters and is a great way to find out what other chapters are doing. All chapters are encouraged to share what is going on with their chapter. The chapter has an article in the Fall 2023 and Spring 2023 issues. Chapter Chatter archive.

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