Top Award for CLAHRC Theme Manager

Dr Pooja Saini, Knowledge Exchange Theme Manager for the CLAHRC NWC (pictured), has been awarded the prestigious Bill Silverman Prize for 2015.  

Pooja played a critical role in the dedicated team that won the prize for Selective reporting bias of harm outcomes within studies: findings from a cohort of systematic reviews. BMJ 2014;349:g6501 doi: 10.1136/bmj.g6501  Authors: Saini P, Loke YK, Gamble C, Altman DG, Williamson PR, Kirkham JJ.

Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting. They are published online in The Cochrane Library.

The Bill Silverman Prize acknowledges explicitly Cochrane's value of criticism, with a view to helping to improve its work, and thus achieve its aim of helping people make well-informed decisions about health care by providing the best possible evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions.

The Prize comprises a certificate and US $1000 to the corresponding author of the selected publication or presentation.

Pooja said: “This prize acknowledges a real team approach and is something I am very proud of.”


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