William S. Bush, PhD, has secured funds from the NIH/National Institute on Aging (NIA) to create a new cross-disciplinary PhD and MD PhD scholars’ program focused on AD therapeutic discovery.
The new Alzheimer’s Disease Translational Data Science (ADTDS) Training Program cross-trains pre-doctoral students in data science and translational research techniques.
“The disciplines of data science are siloed away from clinical and translational research,” said William (Will) Bush, program director and associate professor in the department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and in the department of Genetics and Genome Sciences. He also serves on the leadership team of the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology. “This program will break down silos through integrated training across these disciplines and will provide trainees with access to several vast omics data sets funded by the NIA to provide new opportunities for AD investigation.”
Trainees will be selected from a competitive pool of PhD applicants – including MD PhD applicants – from graduate programs across the CWRU School of Medicine. The program provides strong mentoring and uses state-of-the-art data science experiences within the rich environment of the CWRU School of Medicine and its affiliated health systems to develop independent investigators who will lead the next generation of translational research in AD. Read more.