We are pleased to report that we've just granted free membership to two more winners in the Society's ongoing Member Referrals scheme campaign.
The RSS initiative was launched to encourage members to recommend joining the RSS to suitable aquaintances, who would then name them when filling out the online joining form. New members who name the person who recommended the RSS to them are entered into a prize draw and if chosen, both win a year of free membership.
The latest winners are Dr Kim Cocks (pictured left), director and principal statistician at Adelphi Values in its Patient-Centered Outcomes team, who recommended her colleague Sarah Simpson (pictured right).
Dr Kim Cocks is a director and principal statistician at Adelphi Values in its Patient-Centered Outcomes team. She has been a RSS member since 1996. Kim has worked as a medical statistician across pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies and in academic trials units for over 20 years. She specializes in the analysis of patient-reported outcome data in clinical trials and her research interests lie in the interpretation of the patient-reported data and analysis of longitudinal data with informative dropout.
Kim referred Sarah Simpson to become an RSS member; Sarah joined Adelphi Values in March 2016 after meeting Kim at a methodology conference. She is currently finishing her PhD in medical statistics at Lancaster University focusing on phase II clinical trials using Bayesian statistics and simulation studies to develop novel designs for dose finding procedures. Prior to joining Adelphi Values, Sarah worked as a graduate teaching assistant tutoring on both undergraduate and postgraduate statistics courses. As a statistician at Adelphi Values, Sarah provides statistical expertise to the team for both the development of clinical outcomes assessments and clinical trial analysis of quality of life data.
The prize draw included all referred members and their referees from 1 January to 31 March 2017 – there were a total of 14 pairs in the draw. Another draw will be made in three months' time.