2015 Naomi Fineberg Distinguished New Researcher Award

2015 Naomi Fineberg Distinguished New Researcher Award

Dr. William Hillegass and Ms. Xinyan Zhang, PhD students, were selected for the Naomi Fineberg Distinguished New Researcher Award 2015 by the Department of Biostatistics at UAB.

Each year, two winners from the Post‐doctoral trainees and PhD students in the Biostatistics department are selected to participate in the Department of Biostatistics Lecture Series and each of them gives a 30 minute presentation highlighting his or her research. Dr. Naomi Fineberg, former chair and professor of the Department of Biostatistics at UAB generously offered to sponsor a cash prize for the winners of the Distinguished New Researcher Seminar. Both Dr. Hillegass and Ms. Zhang received $250 for their awards.

Dr. Hillegass’s talk was entitled “Indirect Treatment Comparisons: Assessment of Existing and Proposed Novel Methods”.

Xinyan’s talk was entitled “Pathway‐Structured Predictive Model for Cancer Survival Prediction: A Two Stage Approach”.