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2016 Best Paper Winners

Congratulations to our MWSUG 2016 Best Paper Winners!
BI / Customer Intelligence
BI01. Building a Better Dashboard Using Base SAS® Software
Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Joshua M. Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN
Roger D. Muller, Data-To-Events, Carmel, IN


Beyond the Basics
BB15. Anatomy of a Merge Gone Wrong
Joshua Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN


Career Development
CD06. Mentoring and Oversight of Programmers across Cultures and Time Zones
Chad Melson, Experis Clinical, Cincinnati, OH


Data Visualization and Graphics
DV01. Using Animation to Make Statistical Graphics Come to Life
Jesse Pratt, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


Hands-On Workshops
HW02. A Hands-on Introduction to SAS® DATA Step Hash Programming Techniques
Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA


Pharmaceutical Applications
PH03. Surviving Septic Shock: How SAS© Helped a Critical Care Nursing Staff Fulfill Its Septic Shock Reporting Requirements
Joe Palmer, OhioHealth, Columbus OH


Rapid Fire
RF01. MWSUG 2016 - Paper RF01 Two Shades of Gray: Implementing Gray’s Test for Equivalence of CIF in SAS 9.4
Tyler Ward, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Zachary Weber, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI


SAS 101
SA06. Painless Extraction: Options and Macros with PROC PRESENV
Keith Fredlund, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Thinzar Wai, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI


Statistics / Advanced Analytics
AA24. An Animated Guide: Penalized variable selection techniques in SAS® and Quantile Regression
Russ Lavery, Bryn Mawr, PA
Peter Flom, New York City, NY


System Architecture and Administration
SY04. Avoiding Code Chaos - Architectural Considerations for Sustainable Code Growth
David L. Ward, Nashville, TN


Tools of the Trade
TT12. Defensive Coding by Example: Kick the Tires, Pump the Brakes, Check Your Blind Spots, and Merge Ahead!
Nancy Brucken, inVentiv Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Donna E. Levy, inVentiv Health, Cary, NC


e-Posters
PO07. StatTag: A New Tool for Conduction Reproducible Research with SAS
Abigail Baldridge, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Luke Rasmussen, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Leah Welty, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine