Katie Colborn Wins Gates Foundation Grant
Kathryn Colborn, PhD, a secondary faculty member of the Department and a Senior Investigator with the Center for Global Health, is pursuing an innovative project titled "Development of an automated early warning system for malaria transmission using machine learning." Katie's research is being funded in part by a Grand Challenges Explorations award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Competition for these awards is fierce, with only a 4% success rate.
PhD Student Wins IBC Awards for Oral Presentation
Peter DeWitt, PhD candidate in Biostatistics, received two awards at the XXVIIIth International Biometric Conference (IBC) held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in July 2016. Peter received both the International Biometric Society Award for the Best Student Oral Presentation for ‘Parsimonious B-spline Regression Models via Control Polygon Reduction’, along with the Western North American Region Award (WNAR) for ‘Runner-up of the Oral Presentation of the 2016 WNAR Student Paper Competition’. Peter works with faculty members Drs. Sam MaWhinney and Nichole Carlson.