September 10, 2013

School of Public Health post-doc chosen for The Obesity Society award

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John Dawson, Ph.D., postdoctoral trainee in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biostatistics, has been chosen as a finalist for The Obesity Society Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award, recognizing excellence in research by a young investigator. This selection was based on the scores received from reviewers for his abstract, “A Bayesian Meta-Analytic Study of Whether Rigorous Control Conditions Diminish Treatment Effects in Weight Loss Randomized Controlled Trials.”

Dawson is one of five finalists selected to present an abstract at The Obesity Society’s annual meeting, which is one of the world’s largest gatherings of obesity professionals at all stages of their careers, including leading obesity scientists presenting cutting-edge research. It will be held during ObesityWeek, Nov. 11-16, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Finalists will present their abstracts during a special session scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Each is allotted 15 minutes for his or her presentation, to include time for questions. The Ethan Sims Award winner will be announced after all five presentations have been reviewed by the members of the Awards Committee.

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