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UNC: Student Receives ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Scholarship Award

Ms. Busola Sanusi, a doctoral candidate in the biostatistics department at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Biopharmaceutical Section Scholarship Award from the American Statistical Association (ASA).

The award is given annually to up to three graduate students across the United States in recognition of their notable research, academic achievement and applied project work related to the area of biopharmaceutical statistics.

“We are thrilled with Busola’s research excellence and this well-deserved national recognition,” said Dr. Michael Kosorok, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor and chair of the biostatistics department. “Busola is doing important work that will significantly impact the lives of many people throughout the world.”

“There’s a saying: ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’,” said Ms. Sanusi. “I am very passionate about applying my statistical skills to improve the lives of people and I feel blessed to be rewarded for doing what I love.”

Ms. Sanusi’s research interests are survival analysis, infectious diseases, clinical trials and evaluation of surrogate markers. She has focused on collaborative global research projects that address human papillomavirus (HPV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and cervical cancer.

Ms. Sanusi’s work already has been lauded beyond UNC. She is a three-year recipient of a Faculty for the Future Fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation, which recognizes outstanding female students from developing countries who are enrolled in a doctoral program.

“I am honored to have been selected as a recipient of this award,” Ms. Sanusi said. “I consider it a springboard into future opportunities in my career path.”

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