WEON Best Publication 2014 Fri 06-Jun-2014
On June 6, Maarten Leening was awarded the 'Young Investigator Award: Best Publication 2014'. He received the award during the closing ceremony of the annual WEON conference of the Netherlands Epidemiology Society (Vereniging voor Epidemiologie) in Leiden. The jury considered his paper to be "original and highly relevant for the epidemiological research practice".
His paper entitled "Net reclassification improvement: computation, interpretation, and controversies. A literature review and clinician's guide" provides an overview of a novel popular statistical measure that is used to quantify improvements in risk predictions. Maarten and his coauthors examined how the measure is commonly used in practice, and elaborated on several aspects of the computation and interpretation in various settings. They discussed a number of limitations and controversies, and proposed a systematic approach toward presenting net reclassification analysis. The full publication can be found on the website of the Annals of Internal Medicine (http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1814428).
Maarten Leening is a PhD student in the departments of Epidemiology and Cardiology of the Erasmus MC. His current research is focused on cardiovascular risk prediction in the general population.