ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emmes Corporation today announced that Dr. Traci Clemons has received the company's annual Public Health Impact Award. She was recognized for her leadership of the clinical trial associated with a five-year study involving 4,000 patients to determine whether there is an association between omega-3 and other nutritional supplements and cognitive function. Dr. Clemons subsequently co-authored a paper that was published in one of the premier journals in medical research, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
According to Dr. Anne Lindblad, president and chief executive officer of Emmes, "We established our annual Public Health Impact Award in 2008 to recognize work that advances our mission to further truth and knowledge in health applications. We had an impressive number of published papers under consideration this year, and Traci's stood out. The study she led was one of the largest and longest of its kind."
The paper was published in the August 25, 2015, issue of JAMA Research.
Dr. Clemons has held roles of increasing responsibility since she joined The Emmes Corporation in 1999. She serves as principal investigator for several studies and has authored or co-authored more than 80 papers since her start at the company. She was promoted from vice president to senior vice president in January 2016. Prior to joining Emmes, she was assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a post-doctoral fellow in the Harvard School of Public Health. Clemons holds both Ph.D. and master's degrees in biostatistics from the University of Alabama and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of West Florida.
"I consider it an honor to receive this recognition, especially given the accomplishments of our prior award winners," said Dr. Clemons. "Emmes has given me the chance to combine my interests in public health and statistics, and I'm grateful to take part in clinical research that is making a difference in people's lives."
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SOURCE The Emmes Corporation