CIBM Trainees and Faculty Participate in the 2022 ISMB Conference in Madison WI

Many CIBM trainees and faculty presented and participated in ISMB 2022, held in Madison WI July 10-14, 2022. CIBM Management Committee member Sushmita Roy served on the Steering Committee and as Proceedings Co-chair.

CIBM Trainee J. Jojo Cheng Wins NLM Best Plenary Presentation Award

CIBM trainee J. Jojo Cheng won the award for the best plenary presentation in the session on Clinical Outcome Prediction at the 2022 NLM Informatics Training Conference. The conference was held June 22-24, 2022 at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. His presentation was on “Distributed meta-analysis of individualized treatment rules via sign-coherency”, with co-authors Jared Huling and Guanhua Chen. J. Jojo Cheng is a PhD student in the Biomedical Data Science program, advised by Prof. Guanhua Chen.

CIBM’s NLM Grant Renewed for 2022-2027

The NLM grant for CIBM was renewed for the 2022-2027 funding period, with Program Director Mark Craven continuing to lead the program. The CIBM Program, now in its 21st year, is one of 18 NLM funded T15 research training programs in biomedical informatics and data science.

CIBM and BDS Programs Annual Retreat – June 3, 2022

The CIBM and BDS (Biomedical Data Science) Annual Retreat was held June 3, 2022, at the Discovery Building in Madison WI, with over 95 participating. Keynote speakers included Scott Hebbring (Marshfield Clinic Research Institute); Su-In Lee (University of Washington-Seattle); Keegan Korthauer (University of British Columbia) and Anoop Mayampurath (UW-Madison). CIBM trainees, graduate students in the Biomedical Data Science Program and others presented on their research during the poster sessions.

Jesse Meyer Recruited to UCLA’s Dept. of Computational Biomedicine

Jesse Meyer, a former CIBM postdoctoral trainee, moved to UCLA in March, 2022, as an assistant professor in the Dept. of Computational Biomedicine. He was a CIBM postdoctoral trainee in Prof. Joshua Coon’s group before starting a faculty position at the Milwaukee College of Medicine in August 2020.

Burcu Darst Begins Assistant Professor Position, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Burcu Darst, a former CIBM predoctoral trainee, started an assistant professorship in the Public Health Science Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center December 2021 and in the Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington. Her research aims to identify and understand genetic and multi-omic risk factors of prostate cancer in diverse populations, Among her recent awards are a Prostrate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award (2021), an AACR NextGen Star award (2021), and an NCI K99 award (2020-2025).