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Laura Bondi awarded Maria Chiara Magri Prize


Many congratulations to Research Associate Laura Bondi, who has been awarded the Maria Chiara Magri prize.

The prize is in memory of a young Italian biostatistician, Maria Chiara Magri. Maria Chiara held a PhD in public health, specialising in biostatistics and clinical epidemiology, and she worked as a researcher at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Italian National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, Maria Chiara suffered from a genetic syndrome and sadly passed away last year at the age of 34. Family, friends and colleagues wanted to honour her memory by instituting this prize and awarding two young researchers with similar interests as Maria Chiara.

Laura is the proud recipient of one of the prizes after she submitted her paper on ‘Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) for the natural history of breast cancer, with application to data from a Milan cohort study’, which was part of her PhD thesis and has been recently accepted for publication in Statistics in Medicine.

Laura is delighted to have been awarded the prize and attended an award ceremony in Pisa at the end of April.

Laura said:

“I feel honoured to be the recipient of this award in memory of a brilliant young researcher and gratified to see my work recognised in the field of biostatistics research.”

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