The BMI Department, together with the UW NIH CTSA-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, is pleased to welcome Lisa Gress, MS, to the ICTR Biomedical Informatics core. Lisa will work with Biomedical Informatics core faculty--in particular Professors Mark Craven, Eneida Mendonca, and David Page--and other UW investigators on exploiting the UW electronic health record in order to advance clinical research. Lisa completed her BA degree at Kenyon College, and her MS Degree in Computational Linguistics at University of Washington, Seattle, in 2013.
The Department, together with the Morgridge Institute for Research (MIR), is very pleased to welcome Anthony Gitter, PhD, as a new Assistant Professor at UW and Investigator at MIR. Anthony completed his PhD in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and a post-doctoral fellowship at Microsoft Research and MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His research interests are centered in computational biology, and include probabilistic graphical models, host response to viral infection, and cancer genomics, among others. He will be joining Prof.
We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Sijian Wang has obtained new R01 funding for his project entitled "Heterogeneous and Robust Survival Analysis in Genomic Studies". The four year project aims to develop, evaluate, and disseminate powerful and computationally-efficient statistical methods to model the heterogeneity in both patients and biomarkers in genomic studies, and to enhance the ability of biomarker detection and prediction power. It is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).