Incoming Biostatistics PhD program student Anubhav Nikunj Singh Sachan is off to a great start, receiving a foundation award to support his tuition from the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology before even attending his first class. In collaboration with Biostatistics Division professor Steven Edland, Mr. Singh Sachan's Graduate Student Research will focus on neurodegenerative diseases. Mr. Singh Sachan will provide statistical support to researchers at the UCSD Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. As outlined in his foundation award application, his focused research activity will be to refine statistical methods for interpreting signal data from DNA methylation microarrays and apply these methods to epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) of Parkinson’s disease. Congratulations Anubhav, and way to make a great first impression!
Coveted National Science Foundation grant awarded to Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Associate Professor Armin Schwartzman
The grant, Critical Points and Excursion Probability of Random Fields: Theory and Statistical Applications, is to advance random field theory applications.
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Brian Kwan, a second year Biostatistics PhD student, has been named an award recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for 2018.
His research proposal, Revealing Predictors and Patterns of Kidney Function Decline in Type 2 Diabetics, seeks to develop novel statistical approaches to model kidney function decline in patients with diabetes, and to identify and validate a robust metabolomics signature for kidney function decline in these patients. He hopes his findings would provide insight into markers of renal dysfunction and elucidate possible therapeutic targets for treating diabetic kidney disease. In addition to his research, Brian is actively involved in educational outreach within the UCSD community.
Our new Master of Science in Biostatistics was approved on
April 9, 2018 by UCSD and is now under review by the Office of the President.
Our first cohort of MS students is anticipated to start in
September 2019 - watch this page for more announcements!
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Professor Lily Xu and clinical colleague Dr. Christina Chamber have just published a manuscript that is receiving national attention
The paper (JAMA. 2018;319(5):474-482) reports the prevalence of fetal alcohol exposure effects in first grade children from four communities in the United States. Prevalence rates were remarkably high and underscore the public health significance of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (also called FASDs). Thoughtful and conservative interpretation of the dramatic statistical results observed was a central component of this high impact publication. We thank Dr. Xu for her contribution to this important result.
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