Director: Dr. Lydia Kavraki, Rice University Co-Director: Dr. Tony Gorry, Rice University
From left: Emily Hendryx, Program Director Dr. Lydia Kavraki, Dr. Yasmin Lyons, Dr. John Magnotti, NLM Director of Extramural Programs Dr. Valerie Florance
Congratulations to three trainees of the NLM Training Program in Biomedical Informatics who won awards at the NLM Annual Informatics Training Conference June 27-27, 2016, held at The Ohio State University in Columbus:
1. Rice University PhD student Emily Hendryx, who won Best Talk (of 19 total), Day 1 for her plenary presentation, "Pediatric ECG Feature Identification." Emily is in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics. Her mentors are Craig Rusin, Baylor College of Medicine, and Beatrice Riviere, Rice University. 2. UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) postdoc Yasmin Lyons, who won Best Open Mic (out of 13), Day 1 for her short talk,"A macrophage-specific gene signature to predict response to treatment." Yasmin is in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Medicine. Her mentors are Anil Sood, MDACC, and Prahlad Ram, MDACC.
3. Baylor College of Medicine postdoc John Magnotti, who won Best Poster (out of 34), Days 1&2, for his poster, Causal Inference during Multisensory Speech Perception." John is in the Department of Neurosurgery. His mentors are Michael Beauchamp, Baylor College of Medicine, and Genevera Allen, Rice University.
The Gulf Coast Consortia / Keck Center's NIH / National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Program in Biomedical Informatics is currently in its 25th year. This program provides research training in Healthcare Informatics, Translational Bioinformatics, Clinical Research Informatics, and Public Health Informatics to PhD students and postdoctoral trainees across the GCC's seven member institutions. This is one of only 14 institutionally-based NLM training programs in the United States. Learn more in the NLM Press Release as well as in the Rice University News.
The purpose of this program is to provide cross-training at the interface between computational/mathematical sciences and biological sciences/biomedicine. When this highly successful training program began in 1992, we foresaw that computational biology would reshape medicine in important ways, and this emerging discipline was emphasized in the research experiences of our trainees. Once computational biology had a firmly established place in biomedicine, we expanded our emphasis to include biomedical informatics and broadened our reach to include translational medicine, public health, biosecurity, applied nanotechnology, and computational biomedical engineering. This program serves the needs of trainees such as a young physician who wishes to expand her/his analytical and computational knowledge of computer-assisted analysis, simulation and multi-dimensional imaging; a biologist who wants to develop expertise in functional genomics; or a computer scientist who wants to prepare her/himself for a research career in translational bioinformatics. For a list of currently-funded trainees and their projects, see the Fellows Directory. For Trainee Outcomes of those supported during the period 2002-2016. please see below. Who may apply: US citizens or Permanent Residents (who already have their "Green Card") who are predoctoral fellows enrolled in a PhD program, or are postdocs affiliated with the following Gulf Coast Consortia member institutions:
The Gulf Coast Consortia is committed to providing equal opportunity in training for individuals with disabilities and individuals from racial and ethnic groups who are currently under-represented in STEM fields. We welcome applications from all qualified trainees, regardless of ethnicity, race, or disability status. All GCC member institutions are ADAAA compliant and have offices of disability support services that provide accommodations and support services to trainees, faculty, staff, and visitors.
What the NLM fellowship provides: Predocs:
more information, see the link Application Information and Forms above.
Should you have further questions not covered in these web pages,
please contact the NLM Training Program Administrator: Melissa GlueckKeck Center Associate Director
email@example.com 713-348-4563 Outcomes of previous NLM trainees:
Recent trainees: During the period 2012 to August 2016, 18 predoctoral and 18 postdoctoral trainees have been supported on this training grant (not including those currently appointed). Of the 18 predoctoral trainees (39% female, 17% URM) who have completed their NLM support during these past four years, 11 have earned doctorates, 2 have earned MD/PhDs, and an additional 5 anticipate earning their PhDs by the end of 2016. Average time to PhD degree
was 5.48 years.
Of those 13 who have already received their doctoral degrees:
Of the 18 postdoctoral trainees (18% female, 6% URM)
who have completed their NLM support during these past four years:
Previous trainees:Between 2002-2012, 49 predoctoral and 35 postdoctoral trainees were supported by this training grant, including those on the NLM ARRA two-year supplement. Of the 42 predoctoral trainees (54% female, 10% URM) supported during those
10 years, 30 earned doctorates, 7 earned MD/PhDs, 2 earned Master's
degrees, 1 earned a certificate in Health Informatics, and 2 withdrew from the
university after leaves of absence for personal/medical reasons. Average time
to PhD degree was 5.65 years. Of the 37 who received their doctoral
Of the 35 postdoctoral trainees (26% female, 7% URM) supported during those 10 years:
For information about the Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC), other Keck Center Training Programs, and the GCC Research Consortia, please go to the "GCC Home" link above.
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