MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University School of Pharmacy Ph.D. student Ami Vyas will be traveling to Berlin this November to present research at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 15th Annual European Congress.

Vyas is a recipient of a 2012 ISPOR Student Travel Grant. The award will fund travel, lodging and meals during her stay at the conference. Vyas also received complimentary registration and will be able to attend courses during the conference. The travel award is presented to only 10 students worldwide.

Vyas is a student in the Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences program, where her focus of study is the Health Outcomes Research pathway. The Health Outcomes Research pathway focuses on the results of healthcare treatments as they relate to the improvement of patient care and quality of life, decreasing morbidity and mortality, health policy research and cost effectiveness of treatments.

At the ISPOR conference, Vyas will present her project, “Comparing Predictors of Self-reported Adherence to Mammography Screening Guidelines in Appalachian Women who Utilize Mobile and Stationary Facilities.” She is conducting her research under the mentorship of S. Suresh Madhavan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the WVU School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy.

“I am very excited that I was selected for a travel award and am proud about presenting my work and representing WVU and the WVU ISPOR chapter at an international level,” Vyas said. “The conference will give me an opportunity to present my research and learn newer concepts by attending courses and plenary sessions.”

For more information: Amy Newton, School of Pharmacy, 304-293-7192