Nominations are being sought for the 2019 Award for Statistical Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry, jointly run by the RSS and Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI). The award recognises a most influential example of the application of an existing statistical practice, or the implementation of an innovative statistical practice, in the pharmaceutical industry.
Nominees can be based anywhere in the world and do not need to be a member of PSI or the RSS. The award will be presented at the Annual PSI Conference which is held in London, 2-5 June 2019.
Last year’s winner was Michael O'Kelly of Quintiles for his work 'Promoting analytical solutions and best practices for handling missing data in pharmaceutical industry'. Previous award winners are Simon Bate of GSK and Mouna Akacha of Novartis (2108), Michael O’Kelly of Quintiles (2017), Richard Nixon of Novartis (2016), Katrina Gore of Pfizer and Nicky Best at GSK (2015), Craig Mallinckrodt of Eli Lilly (2014), Björn Bornkamp of Novartis (2013), Harry Southworth of AstraZeneca (2012) and Phil Woodward of Pfizer (2011).
'Making a nomination is not only a great way of recognising the achievements of the nominee, but it’s also good for enhancing the reputation and benefit of statistics within the pharmaceutical industry,’ commented Tim Rolfe, PSI board director.
'Statistics plays a vital role in the pharmaceutical industry, and this award helps to recognise all the outstanding work that goes on in it,’ said Hetan Shah, RSS executive director.
Further information and a nomination form are available on the RSS website.
Nominations can be made until midnight of Friday 12 April 2019.