Graduate student Munaza Riaz awarded ISPOR travel grant

Munaza Riaz, Pharm.D., M.Phil., a graduate student in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, was awarded a travel grant to attend the ISPOR 2023 meeting, May 7-10, in Boston. The event is hosted by the Profesional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research.

Munaza RiazThe travel grant provides Riaz with a complimentary meeting registration and covers up to $750 in travel expenses. She is one of 13 recipients of an ISPOR student travel grant this year.

Riaz is in the final year of her Ph.D. program. She will present three posters at the ISPOR meeting related to her dissertation research on pharmacotherapies in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. She studied utilization trends, comparative effectiveness and associated costs of angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors versus angiotensin receptor blockers and the comparative effectiveness of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors.

Haesuk Park, Ph.D., an associate professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, serves as Riaz’s faculty advisor.