PhD Student Awards: Tom Chen & Kaitlyn Cook

Congratulations to PhD Student Tom Chen who has been selected as one of the winners of the 2018 JSM Student Paper Competition for his paper “A stochastic second-order generalized estimating equations approach for estimating association parameters under informative missingness”.  As part of the Health Policy Statistics section, papers entered into the competition were scored on four dimensions: innovation, quality of methods, policy relevance, and exposition. Tom will present his work at the 2018 JSM, July 28-August 2 in Vancouver, Canada.

Congratulations to PhD student Kaitlyn Cook who has been chosen as one of the three finalists for the Society for Clinical Trials’ 2018 Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship. Kaitlyn was awarded funding to present her paper “Futility assessment via the conditional power for cluster randomized trials with time-to-event endpoints” at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials, May 20-23, in Portland, OR, where the winner will be chosen. The Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship is in honor of Tom Chalmers, an American physician who played a pivotal role in the development of modern randomized clinical trials and was a founder of the Society for Clinical Trials.