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Submissions Wanted for 2013 Biopharmaceutical Student Paper Awards

1 November 2012 No Comment

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2013 Biopharmaceutical Student Paper awards ($1,000 for first place, $600 for second place, $400 for third place), presented annually during the Biopharmaceutical Section open business meeting held during JSM. Winners will present their paper in one of the contributed paper sessions at JSM 2013 in Montréal, Québec, Canada, and are encouraged to attend the business meeting to receive their award in person.

Student research papers with statistical content applicable to the biopharmaceutical arena are eligible for consideration. The categories for scoring are clarity, contribution to statistics, and biopharmaceutical applicability. Suitable topics include methodological issues in preclinical or clinical trials, epidemiology studies of drug (or device or biological) safety, genetic studies predicting drug (or biological) response, laboratory and toxicological data analyses, methods for high-dimensional data from high-throughput screening, and nonlinear pharmacokinetic modeling.

Both a complete paper and a “blinded” paper should be submitted electronically in .pdf format by December 17. The submission email should contain the name, school, and contact information of the student.

In the blinded version, the student’s name and affiliation/school should not appear and names for references should not be included in the text (numbers for references should be used in text; names should appear on reference page only). References that would unblind a reviewer to the student’s name or the student’s advisor/collaborator should be removed and replaced with “reference removed.”

The length of the student paper must not exceed 15 pages of double-spaced text with no more than five additional pages of appendices (20 pages maximum). Consider a manuscript style for the paper to facilitate publication in the proceedings for JSM or another appropriate journal.

Papers must be submitted no later than one year after graduation and reflect research completed while a student. Submissions should be labeled “Biopharmaceutical Section Student Paper Submission” and sent to Estelle Russek-Cohen, Biopharmaceutical Section JSM 2013 program chair, at estelle.russek-cohen@fda.hhs.gov.

In addition to submitting a paper for judging, winners also must submit an abstract of the work as a contributed paper for JSM. All participants will be notified prior to the abstract submission deadline as to whether they have won. Requirements for contributed paper submission must be followed in addition to those for the student paper submission.

Poster Award

Submissions also are being sought for the JSM 2013 poster award. If you plan to present a poster at JSM 2013, submit an abstract through the section by February 4, 2013. The deadline for posters is May 5, 2013, and they should be sent to Jerry Wang at junyuan.wang@bms.com. For details, see section 2.8 of of the section’s operations manual.

Finally, congratulations to this year’s JSM poster award winners:

  • Junxiang Luo and Yongming Qu, First place, “Comparison of Negative Binomial Regression Models in Analyzing Hypoglycemia Events”
  • David Kerr and Shannon Grant, Second place, “Creating a Better, Shorter DMC Report: A Stack of Needles, Not a Needle in a Haystack”
  • Alexandra I. Barsdorf, Kelly H. Zou, Martin O. Carlsson, and Joseph C. Cappelleri, Third Place, “Methods for Responder Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcomes”
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