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2018 Investigators Awards

2018 Investigators Awards recipients and research topics

Read the press release for the 2018 Investigators Awards.

Stephanie Bielas, PhD; Assistant Professor, Human Genetics, Neuroscience, and Cell and Molecular Biology; Stephen Parker, PhD; Assistant Professor, Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics and Human Genetics : “Genetic modulators of opioid exposure in human neurologic development”

Sriram Chandrasekaran, PhD; Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering: “Personalized therapies for drug-resistant infections using a multi-scale host-pathogen model”

Anne Fernandez, PhD; Assistant Professor, Psychiatry: “Precision Prevention of New Persistent Opioid Use Following Surgery: A machine learning-based treatment approach”

Lars Fritsche, PhD; Assistant Research Scientist, Biostatistics: “Development of an Open Repository of Polygenic Risk Scores (PRS) with an Interactive Visual Catalog”

Jeffrey Hodgin, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor, Pathology: “Digital Pathology and Image Analysis for Lupus Nephritis”

Yi Li, PhD; Professor, Biostatistics: “Predictive Modeling of Opioid Use Among Surgical Patients”

Scott Peltier, PhD; Associate Research Scientist, Functional MRI Laboratory and Biomedical Engineering: “Using quantitative neuroimaging to enhance clinical prediction in Alzheimer’s dementia”

Emily Provost, PhD; Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: “Measuring and Interpreting the Relationship Between an Individual’s Social Environment and Mood”

Kenneth Alex Shorter, PhD; Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering: “Understanding Cardiac Health through Innovative Wearable Sensing”

Zhenke Wu, PhD; Assistant Professor, Biostatistics: “Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Using Mobile Technology to Individualize Care in Mental Health”