Sheila Gaynor Receives New Career Investigator Award & K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award

Postdoc and alumna Sheila Gaynor, PhD ’18,  has recently been awarded an early career investigator award from the NIH! Dr. Gaynor received a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the NHLBI, which … Continue reading “Sheila Gaynor Receives New Career Investigator Award & K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award”

Excess of COVID-19 cases and deaths due to fine particulate matter exposure during the 2020 US wildfires

The warming climate we are experiencing in the US is expected to increase wildfire risk and, consequently, exposure to smoke. Studies have shown that short-term exposure to fine particulate matter … Continue reading “Excess of COVID-19 cases and deaths due to fine particulate matter exposure during the 2020 US wildfires”

Surprising Results in Study of Youth Born to Women with HIV

While initially looking to explore “Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Longitudinal Emotional-Behavioral Functioning Among Youth Born to Women Living With HIV,” doctoral  student Jemar Bather found a more surprising outcome to his research– that youth who … Continue reading “Surprising Results in Study of Youth Born to Women with HIV”

Using Abstract Math to Solve Real-World Crises

A recent article from NIH profiles alumnus Roland A. Matsouaka, a recipient of Master’s and doctoral degrees in Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health, who studied with Professor Rebecca Betensky (currently … Continue reading “Using Abstract Math to Solve Real-World Crises”

Lisa Bebell Thesis Defense – 6/30

Lisa Bebell Thesis Defense June 30, 2021 11:00am EST Email for Zoom Info Lisa Bebell will present the thesis on: “The inflammatory landscape in HIV-affected pregnancies: relationships between HIV viral load, … Continue reading “Lisa Bebell Thesis Defense – 6/30”

AI model helps understand how viruses spread

New research outlined in Science Daily examines the role of glycans – carbohydrate-based polymers – in initiating contact between viruses and human cells.  The research team, including postdoctoral research fellow Rebekkah Burkholz and Professor John Quackenbush, … Continue reading “AI model helps understand how viruses spread”

Yige Li Named Winner of WNAR Best Student Paper

Congratulations to PhD student Yige Li, who has been named a winner of Best Student Paper for the 2021 WNAR Student Paper Competition! Yige’s paper on “Effectiveness of Localized Lockdowns in the … Continue reading “Yige Li Named Winner of WNAR Best Student Paper”

Camila Lopes-Ramos Receives ALA Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Congratulations to research scientist Camila Lopes-Ramos, who was recently chosen you a recipient of the prestigious American Lung Association Lung Cancer Discovery Award! Dr. Lopes-Ramos’s research involves developing and applying … Continue reading “Camila Lopes-Ramos Receives ALA Lung Cancer Discovery Award”

Alumna Katherine Evans Becomes First Woman to Head a Research or Analytics Department of an NBA Franchise

Congratulations to alumna Katherine Evans, PhD ’17, who has been named Vice President of Research & Information Systems by Monumental Basketball, becoming the first woman to head the research or analytics … Continue reading “Alumna Katherine Evans Becomes First Woman to Head a Research or Analytics Department of an NBA Franchise”

Channing Microbiome Working Group Meeting – 6/4

Channing Microbiome Working Group Meeting June 4th (Friday), 2021, 9AM (ET) Zoom link | Code: 711645 Jun Chen, PhD Department of Quantitative Health Sciences Microbiome Program Mayo Clinic “Linear Models for Differential Abundance … Continue reading “Channing Microbiome Working Group Meeting – 6/4”