2018 Awards for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance
The ISDS Research Committee developed the Awards for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance in order to recognize disease surveillance scientists and professionals for contributions to their fields of research.
All articles summarized by members of the ISDS Literature Review Sub-Committee  between May 2016 and April 2017 were eligible. The pool was then narrowed by the Literature Review subcommittee to 34 articles. ISDS Members were invited to nominate one or more of the 34 articles or suggest additional relevant articles.  The Award Committee reviewed all nominated articles and put forward 4 finalist articles in each award category. The ISDS membership voted to determine the final Award winners. 
The Research Committee is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Awards for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance:

Impact on Field Category
First Prize: 
Shaban-Nejad, A., Lavigne, M., Okhmatovskaia, A. and Buckeridge, D. L. PopHR: a knowledge-based platform to support integration, analysis, and visualization of population health data. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13271.
Second Prizes:  
Maenner M.J., Yeargin-Allsopp M., Van Naarden Braun K., Christensen D.L., Schieve L.A. Development of a Machine Learning Algorithm for the Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorder. PLOS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168224.

Scientific Achievement Category
First Prize: 
Greene S.K., Peterson E.R., Kapell D., Fine A.D., Kulldorff M. Daily Reportable Disease Spatiotemporal Cluster Detection, New York City, New York, USA, 2014-2015. Emerg Infectious Diseases. Doi: 10.3201/eid2210.160097.

Second Prize:  
Rainisch G., Meltzer M.I., Shadomy S., Bower W.A., Hupert N. Modeling tool for decision support during early days of an anthrax event. Emerging Infectious Diseases. doi: 10.3201/eid2301.151787.

The Awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at the 2018 ISDS Conference in Orlando, FL on February 2, 2018.

We congratulate all of the authors of the winning articles for this achievement!

For more information about the award and its prizes, please visit the Award webpage or email Catherine Tong, ctong@syndromic.org.

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