BIOS student wins Best Poster award at UK conference

July 11, 2014

Natalia Gouskova

Natalia Gouskova

Natalia Gouskova, doctoral candidate in biostatistics at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, received a “Best Poster” award at the Statistical Analysis of Multi-Outcome Data workshop, held June 30-July 1, at the University of Cambridge (U.K.).

The winning poster was based on the paper, “Viral Suppression in HIV Studies: Combining Times to Suppression and Rebound,” authored by Gouskova and Jason Fine, PhD, professor of biostatistics in the Gillings School and of operations research in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences; Steve Cole, PhD, professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School; and Joseph Eron, MD, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine. The research was published online Jan. 21 in Biometrics.

“It came as a complete surprise to hear that all three judges of the poster contest named me as their choice,” Gouskova said. “I am very grateful to members of my department for their support, which allowed me not only to participate in this interesting workshop but to receive this recognition. I want especially to thank Drs. Fine, Cole and Eron for allowing me to work with and learn from them on this paper.”

Gouskova was supported by a biostatistics department travel award to attend the workshop.


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