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Dr. Blake Meyers Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Blake Meyers, MUIDSI Informatics PhD program Core Faculty and Professor in the Division of Plant Science and Technology, and jointly appointed as a Principal Investigator and Member of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, has been elected as a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.  https://www.danforthcenter.org/news/blake-meyers-elected-to-national-academy-of-sciences/

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AMIA Informatics Summit Best Student Paper Award

On March 21st, doctoral student Humayera Islam won the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Student Paper Competition award for the 2022 AMIA Informatics Summit that was held in Chicago. “It’s one of the biggest platforms for informatics people,” Islam said. “It’s very a very diverse and multidisciplinary platform where anybody that works in this area

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MUIDSI Online Data Science and Analytics Program Ranked #7 in Fortune Magazine

The MS Data Science and Analytics (DSA) Program of the MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics (MUIDSI) was  recently ranked the 7th best online master’s degree in Data Science Programs in 2022 by Fortune magazine. The rankings were composed of a selectivity score and a demand score. The selectivity score made up 85% of the ranking which

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Events

GIScience as an Interdisciplinary Bridge in Indigenous Health Equity 
Presenter:

Daniel Beene

Date:

05-20-2022

Time:

8:25AM-9:35AM

Location:

Zoom

GIS and geographic theories can help bridge a crucial gap in interdisciplinary research projects. Geography is uniquely poised to offer critical and practical analytical support, wrangle spatial data and relate them to other datasets, and ground community-based science within the communities it aims to serve. In the context of the Navajo Nation, a key concern

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Impact of diabetes status and other factors on risk for thrombotic and thromboembolic events: A multicenter, retrospective analysis using the Cerner Real-World DataTM de-identified COVID-19 cohort 
Presenter:

Erin Tallon

Date:

05-05-2022

Time:

3:30PM-4:00PM

Location:

Zoom

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a proinflammatory condition that can impact the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems, thereby increasing risk for thrombotic and thromboembolic events (TTE). However, little is known about the impact of diabetes status on risk for TTEs during SARS-CoV-2 infection. In this US-based, multicenter

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Analysis of polygenic selection in purebred and crossbred pig genomes using Generation Proxy Selection Mapping
Presenter:

Caleb Grohmann

Date:

04-28-2022

Time:

3:30PM-4:30PM

Location:

Zoom

Background Artificial selection on quantitative traits using selection indices in commercial livestock breeding populations causes changes in allele frequency over time, termed selection signatures, at causal loci and other surrounding genomic regions.  Researchers and managers of pig breeding programs are motivated to understand the genetic basis of phenotypic diversity across genetic lines, breeds, and populations using

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