Student and Postdoc Awards 2015

Joey AntonelliDoctoral student Joey Antonelli (PhD ’15) won a 2015 ENAR student paper award for his paper “Mitigating Bias in Generalized Linear Mixed Models: The Case for Bayesian Nonparametrics”, written jointly with Associate Professor Sebastien Haneuse and Assistant Professor Lorenza Trippa.

Shelley LiuDoctoral Student Shelley Liu received an NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) fellowship to conduct research at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia this summer. Shelley is working with Matt Wand, Distinguished Professor of Statistics and former faculty member in the Department, to develop variational Bayes computational methods for kernel machine regression models. 

Kevin GalinskyKevin Galinsky, a doctoral student in Alkes Price’s research group,  received a 2015 ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Research Semifinalist Award and platform talk for his work on “Population differentiation analysis of 54,734 European Americans reveals independent evolution of ADH1B gene in Europe and East Asia”

Matey NeykovMatey Neykov (PhD ’15) received a travel award from the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in May. The IMS Travel Awards provide funding for travel to present a paper or a poster at an IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meeting, for New Researchers who would not otherwise be able to attend.

Tristan HayeckTristan Hayeck (PhD ’15) a doctoral student in Alkes Price‘s research group, received a  2015 ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Research Semifinalist Award and platform talk for his work on “Mixed Model Association with Family-Biased Case-Control Ascertainment”

Yuanyuan ShenYuanyuan Shen (PhD ’15) won the John Van Ryzin Award for the most outstanding paper submitted, on top of a Distinguished Student Paper Award for ENAR 2016.

Doctoral Students Yeting Du, Patrick Staples, Ryan Sun, Catherine Lee, and Matey Neykov (PhD ’15) received the prestigious Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching Award in FY15. The Award is given to teaching assistants who receive a rating of 4.5 or above (out of 5)  in the FAS/GSAS course evaluation system known as the Q.  Ryan actually won twice, once for TAing in Fall 2014, and once in Spring 2015.