The Association of Clinical and Translational Statisticians (ACTStat) named Gina-Maria Pomann as the 2019 winner of the ACTStat Early Career Award in recognition of her work providing substantial support to team clinical and translational science through the practice of statistics.
Dr. Pomann serves as the Director of the CTSI Biostatistics Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core. She presented a talk on her work at the annual Association meeting this July in Denver, CO., discussing A two-sample distribution-free test for functional data with application to a diffusion tensor imaging study of multiple sclerosis which focuses on the development of a novel statistical method to test for clinical differences in complex clinical data.
Dr. Pomann participates in both collaborative and methodological research. Her primary areas of expertise are experimental design, image analysis, and functional data analysis. She has collaborated on research projects in cardiology, hospital medicine, urology, and surgery. As BERD Director, she also focuses on the development and publication of models and materials to optimize the construction and management of collaborative teams.