March 2014

BMI / Statistics students garner awards at ENAR

Congratulations to Yaoyao Xu, Yuan Wang, Ning Leng and Yuan Li for awards garnered for their work at the current meetings of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society. Ning Leng won one of five poster awards for her work on EBSeq-HMM: An Empirical Bayes Hidden Markov Model for Ordered RNA-seq Experiments co-authored with Yuan Li under the direction of Professor Christina Kendziorski.

Lee McDaniel chosen for Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship

Congratulations to graduate student Lee McDaniel who has been chosen as a finalist for the Society for Clinical Trials' 2014 Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship. Lee was awarded funding to present his paper Sample Size Under the Additive Hazards Model at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials, May 18-21 in Philadelphia, PA, where the winner will be chosen. The Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship is in honor of Tom Chalmers, an American physician who lived until 1995.

Assistant Professor Sushmita Roy has been chosen as a 2014 Sloan Research Fellow

Network describing host response to influenza infection

Assistant Professor Sushmita Roy has been chosen as a 2014 Sloan Research Fellow for her work in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology. She is one of 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive this honor this year. From the press release: "Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders."

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