More than one in seven in the US have chronic kidney disease, and as the nation’s largest clinical CKD lab, the multi-decade Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort heads the battle against this population-health threat. The DBEI’s Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE (pictured) and J. Richard Landis, PhD, lead work funded with a new $17.5M from NIH. Read more.
New informatics faculty member Danielle Mowery, PhD, is also Penn Medicine's first Chief Research Information Officer. Read more.
Susan S. Ellenberg, PhD, has received the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s 17th Annual Janet L. Norwood Award, which recognizes outstanding career achievement by a woman in the statistical sciences. Read more.
Biostatisticians Mingyao Li, PhD (right), and Sharon Xiangwen Xie, PhD, were announced as fellows of the American Statistical Association, the largest professional organization for statisticians in the U.S., at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings. Read about this honor.
Stephen Kimmel, MD, MSCE, has been elected as a new member of the American Epidemiological Society. The AES is a scientific forum for senior epidemiologists to hone professional expertise through the lively interchange of ideas with peers.
Congratulations to our biostatistics and epidemiology grads! View our photo of those who walked the graduation walk this week, with biostatistics faculty and Perelman School of Medicine leadership.
Biostatisticians Mingyao Li, PhD, and Sharon Xiangwen Xie, PhD (pictured), have been elected fellows of the American Statistical Association, the largest professional organization for statisticians in the United States. Read more.
Danish Saleheen, PhD, has garnered a Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum for his leadership of a project that examines loss-of-function genetic mutations—which can yield valuable information about basic biology and possible therapeutics for major medical disorders. Read more.
Two biostatistics PhD students—Rui Duan and Jiarui Lu–have won prestigious Distinguished Paper awards from ENAR, the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society. Read more.
For his “distinguished contributions to statistical genetics methodology, promotion of statistical reasoning in society, and modeling of high dimensional genomic and metagenomic data," Hongzhe Li, PhD, has been selected as a new fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read more.
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