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CANSSI and the Banting Discovery Foundation Announce Awards for Two Promising Early-career Researchers in Biostatistics

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Every year, CANSSI and CANSSI Ontario partner with the Banting Discovery Foundation (formerly the Banting Research Foundation) to award Discovery Awards in Biostatistics to promising early-career biomedical researchers. The one-year awards provide up to $30,000 to support collaborations with scientists in the fields of biomedicine, occupational health, or environmental health.

We are pleased to announce the 2024 winners.

Janie Coulombe

The 2024 Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award in Biostatistics goes to Janie Coulombe, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Université de Montréal.

Janie is developing advanced statistical methods for more tailored treatment and monitoring of patients with high blood pressure.

Congratulations, Janie!

Justin Slater

The 2024 Banting-CANSSI Ontario Discovery Award in Biostatistics goes to Justin Slater, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Guelph.

Justin’s research focuses on using statistical methods and machine learning to estimate how the hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmits within a population; the results will help guide decisions about preventative and corrective actions.

Congratulations, Justin!

About the Banting-CANSSI and Banting-CANSSI Ontario Discovery Awards

The Banting-CANSSI and Banting-CANSSI Ontario Discovery Awards in Biostatistics are awarded by CANSSI, CANSSI Ontario, and the Banting Discovery Foundation to new investigators who are within the first three years of their academic appointment at Canadian universities or at their affiliated research institutes. These new investigator awards are one-year grants of up to $30,000. They are intended to support early-career investigators in biostatistics who collaborate with scientists in fields of biomedicine, occupational health, or environmental health.

A total of four awards are available; two of the four awards are reserved for biostatisticians based in Ontario. Applicants are required to propose innovative statistical or computational methodology research and demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration with a health scientist on a project that has the strong potential to advance health, health equity, and/or patient outcomes.

Applications are adjudicated on the basis of scientific excellence and innovation by the Banting Discovery Foundation Grant Review panel.

See here for complete eligibility requirements and application instructions.