This award recognizes a graduate student for contributions to the department’s research mission and science through developing a novel computer program/tool that can assist in improving the efficiency and quality of conducting research. Examples of programs eligible for this award include, among many others, programs that operationalize complex measurement of a variable, (e.g., SAS macro for certain types of exposures or complex overlapping enrollment criteria), code that creates unique or high-quality graphics, or a program that solves a common logic problem.
The Cohort Building Program is a reusable tool to build a cohort with a new user and active comparator design. The program can be applied to various research questions with limited coding modifications.
This macro code can be used to run a prescription sequence symmetry analysis on an index drug/class and marker drug/class. The main output of this code is the adjusted sequence ratio for a given index drug/class -> marker drug/class (potential) prescribing cascade.