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Roberta DeVito receives COBRE award

Roberta DeVito, Ph.D. Brown University Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Data Science, receives a Brown University COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease award from their NIGMS/NIH funded Center Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) grant.

Joe Cappelleri wins Long Term Excellence Award

Joseph Cappelleri, adjunct Professor of Biostatistics at Brown and Executive Director of Biostatistics at Pfizer, won the Long-Term Excellence Award from the Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association at the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics held in Scottsdale, AZ.

Growth in Master’s scholarships reflects the School of Public Health’s commitment to changing the face of public health and data science

In 2020, Brown’s Health Equity Scholars (HES) program launched by offering up to five, full-tuition MPH scholarships to alums of Brown’s long-time partner, Tougaloo College, a historically Black college in Mississippi. The program was created after the racial unrest and protests that followed the killing of George Floyd, and as the pandemic exposed deep racial disparities in health systems and outcomes.

Biostatistics Ph.D. student Jennifer Scodes contributed analysis to report on student newspapers at NYC high schools

Biostatistics Ph.D. student Jennifer Scodes worked on a study led by Geanne Belton, journalism professor and director of the high school journalism program at Baruch College. The study, titled “Haves and Have Nots: Newspaper Prevalence Among New York City Public High Schools” looked at whether New York City Public High Schools have student newspapers.

Fenghai Duan receives award from RIH for a 5-year R01 from NIA

Fenghai Duan, Ph.D. Brown University Associate Professor of Biostatistics will lead a subaward from Rhode Island Hospital and National Institute of Aging. The project is titled  “Longitudinal validation of retinal biomarkers against cerebral biomarkers in the Atlas of Retinal Imaging in Alzheimer's Study (ARIAS)".

Jon Steingrimsson and Constantine Gatsonis are co-investigators on a recently funded NCI grant that will use radiomic features to distinguish low from high risk DCIS.

Jon Steingrimsson, Ph.D. Brown University Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Constantine Gatsonis, Ph.D. Brown University Henry Ledyard Goddard University Professor of Biostatistics are co-investigators on a National Cancer Institute funded project that will use radiomic features to distinguish low from high risk DCIS.

Fenghai Duan and Ilana Gareen receive an award from UC Irvine for a 5-year R01 from NCI.

Fenghai Duan, Ph.D. Brown University Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Ilana Gareen, Ph.D. Brown University Associate Professor of Epidemiology will co-lead a subaward from UC Irvine and National Cancer Institute.

Youjin Lee receives COBRE award

Youjin Lee, Ph.D. Brown University Manning Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, receives a Brown University Carney Institute for Brain Science award from their NIH funded Center for Central Nervous System Function (COBRE). 

Biostatistics welcomes students and faculty during 2022-23 reception

The Brown University Department of Biostatistics, held a reception on Thursday, September 15.

Youjin Lee will co-lead a multi-year project from the NSF

Youjin Lee, Ph.D. Brown University Manning Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, will co-lead a National Science Foundation funded project with Nandita Mitra, Professor in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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