Dana Crawford, PhD, named an AAAS Fellow

Dana Crawford, PhD, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Crawford is a professor with the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and associate director of Population and Diversity Research with the Cleveland Institute of Computational Biology. The 2020 AAAS Fellows were formally announced in the […]

Satya Sahoo, PhD, Named a Fellow of AMIA

Satya Sahoo, PhD, has been named a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association. This achievement signals to colleagues and peers that the recipient is an expert in evidence-based informatics practice and engaged with a community that applies the latest advances in informatics to improve health and health care. Dr. Sahoo is an Associate Professor […]

Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD: 2020 Team Science Award from AACR

Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, is on The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) team recognized by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for its annual AACR Team Science Awards. The awards were made during the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting. Barnholtz-Sloan is the Sally S. Morley Designated Professor in Brain Tumor Research, in the Department of Population and […]

Scott Williams, PhD, comments on predictive modeling

Scott Williams, PhD, recently commented to Cleveland.com on various COVID-19 prediction models, and why models can vary. Some of the variation involves the availability of timely data and confidence in the data, given how quickly things are changing. Read the full story here.

Combating Cancer: CWRU faculty highlight promising advances in diagnoses and treatments

Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, joined several faculty members for a CWRU THINK magazine feature highlighting the cancer research underway at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Sloan’s focus is on using big data to better understand the mechanism of disease, its prevention, and treatment. “Having access to data from large sets of cancer patients beyond just your […]

Mind the Gap: Complications in returning data to study participants

People who participate in genetic research increasingly tell researchers that they want all of their genetic data back. But many of these participants do not have the data management infrastructure or analytical tools to interpret this information. And while third party companies eagerly offer to interpret results, they are unregulated and may offer incomplete or […]

Presentation: Returning genetic data: Farren Briggs, PhD, ScM

Farren Briggs, PhD ScM, recently presented on the challenges of returning genetic data to individual research participants. In his presentation, Dr. Briggs cautioned his colleagues about even making the most general of assumptions regarding their research participants, including their access to the internet and computing infrastructure, and their digital literacy. This is compounded by the […]