(November 21, 2016) PhD Candidate Alba Rojas-Cordova has been selected as the winner of the INFORMS Minority Issues Forum (MIF) Poster Competition. Alba is being advised by Drs. Ebru Bish and Niyousha Hosseinichimeh. Alba’s poster “Optimal Resource Allocation for Sequential Adaptive Clinical Trials” synthetizes part of her dissertation research, where she creatively combines Operations Research and System Dynamics methodologies to quantify the impact of interim analyses on various performance measures relevant to the pharmaceutical industry as well as policy makers and regulatory agencies. Alba’s poster was selected as the first-place winner among a group of 17 posters that were evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges, based on organization, visual appeal, methodology, results, and oral presentation.