Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Dustin Long, who was the winner of one of the 2013 Eastern North American Region of the International Biometrics Society's Distinguished Student Paper awards for his dissertation research. This award was specifically given for the second paper of his dissertation, entitled “Sharpening bounds on principal effects with covariates”, which is currently under review for publication. The first paper of his dissertation was published in Statistics in Medicine, entitled “Comparing competing risk outcomes within principal strata, with application to studies of mother-to-child transmission of HIV”.