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Congratulations to Junqing (Frank) Xie who has been awarded the Stanley A. Edlavitch Award from The International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE).

Frank Xie receives his award from ISPE
Anton Pottegård (l), Chair, of the Scientific Program Committee of the 38th ISPE presents the Stanley A. Edlavitch Award to Junqing (Frank) (r)

The award, named after the Society's first executive director, is presented each year to the student/Post-Doc who submits the most highly rated abstract for presentation at the meeting.

Frank's paper is called: Genetic risk and incident venous thromboembolism in middle-aged and older adults following Covid-19 vaccination.

The research, pre-printed in medRxiv, set out to explore whether the genetic risk for venous blood clots, aka venous thromboembolism (VTE) changes following the Covid-19 vaccination. They discovered that known genetic variants associated with VTE in the general population remain associated with the risk of VTE after Covid-19 vaccination. This genetic risk appeared unlikely to be altered by large-scale vaccination.

Frank was presented with the award at the ICPE 2022 on Saturday, August 28 in Copenhagen.

On receiving the award Frank said: "This finding built on large Real-World and Biobank genetic data deeps our understanding of the safety of Covid-19 vaccines, showing promise of accelerating interdisciplinary research in NDORMS, University of Oxford."