Precision Health Scholars Awards

2019 Scholars Awards

2019 Scholars Awards recipients and research topics


Lauren Beesley, BS, MS, PhD (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistics/School of Public Health):
“Correcting Selection Bias and Disease Status Misclassification in Electronic Health Records Research with Applications to the Michigan Genomics Initiative”

Sarah Gagliano Taliun, PhD (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistics/School of Public Health):
“Leveraging local genomic ancestry to enhance polygenic risk scores for schizophrenia in admixed individuals”

Jessica Golbus, MD (Cardiovascular Disease Fellow, Internal Medicine-Cardiology/Medical School):
“Virtual AppLication-supported ENvironment To INcrease Exercise (VALENTINE) After Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation”

Alyse Krausz, BS, MS (Graduate Student Research Assistant, Biomedical Engineering):
“A Point-of-Care Microfluidic System for Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis and Prognosis”

Shariq Mohammed, BMath, MS, PhD (Research Fellow, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics/Medical School):
“Integrative Decision Models Combining Radiological‐Imaging and Genotypic Data: A Case Study on Glioma Cohort Leveraging Precision Health Resources at Michigan Medicine”

Matthew Patrick, PhD (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dermatology/Medical School):
“Risk Assessment and Optimal Treatment Prediction for Patients with Psoriasis and Type 2 Diabetes”

Udit Singhal, MD (Clinical Instructor & Fellow, Urologic Oncology/Medical School)*:
“Defining Molecular Features of Treatment Response and Tumor Visibility in Metastatic Prostate Cancer”
*Project transferred. Originally awarded to Jeffrey Tosoian, MD, MPH (Clinical Lecturer & Fellow, Urologic Oncology/Medical School)

Yujing Song, BS, MS (Graduate Student Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering/College of Engineering):
“Pre-equilibrium Single Molecule Counting Digital Immunoassay Platform for Ultrafast Multiplex Screening of Cytokine Release Syndrome in Patients Receiving Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell Therapy”

Ziwen Zhu, BS, MS (Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering):
“Metabolic Liquid Biopsy to Predict Treatment Response in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer”

Read more about the 2019 Scholars Awards.