MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Doctoral students in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy won a student research competition at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 19th Annual Meeting, which was held earlier this summer in Montreal.
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Mayank Ajmera, Rituparna Bhattacharya, Rahul Garg, and Amit Raval represented the WVU student chapter of ISPOR. Fourteen teams from universities across the U.S. participated in the competition, and the WVU team won first place. The teams were quizzed on research questions, including methods, design, and statistical analysis from the ISPOR Book of Terms and ISPOR Good Practices for Outcomes Research.

The students are all studying in the Health Outcomes Research pathway of the Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences program, which 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.

Photo identifications:
(front row l-r) Mayank Ajmera and Rituparna Bhattacharya
(middle row l-r) Amit Raval and Dr. Usha Sambamoorthi, chapter adviser
(top row l-r) Dr. S. Suresh Madhavan, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, and Rahul Garg

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For more information: Amy Newton, School of Pharmacy, 304-293-7192
an: 08-22-14