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MUIDSI Core Faculty Member, Dr. Laura Schopp, PIs Grant Helping Rural Areas

Dr. Laura Schopp, professor and chair of health psychology, received a $1.2 million grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration to help fight the opioid epidemic.  Read more…

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MUIDSI Core Faculty Member Blake Meyers Named Editor-in-Chief of “The Plant Cell”

Rockville, Maryland, October 21, 2019 – The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Blake C. Meyers to serve as editor-in-chief of The Plant Cell beginning January 1, 2020. Read More…  

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Graduate Research Assistantship in Biomedical Imaging Informatics (available Aug. 2019):

Many heart patients have not benefitted from MR scans due to technical limitations. A Ph.D. student is sought to further develop the new TRENDimaging software package to analyze complex and irregular heart motions. This will support wider application of ultrafast cardiac MR scans. The position is supported by a new grant from the American Heart

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Events

Evaluation of chronic disease education & health information quality using online social networks & communities
Presenter:

Nishant Jain

Date:

12-05-2019

Time:

3:30pm-4:30pm

Location:

Leadership Auditorium

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and mental illness are the leading causes of morbidity and disability. The total cost in the United States was $327 billion for diagnosed diabetes, 80.2 billion for cancer and $193.2 billion for serious mental illness. Chronic diseases rely a great deal on patient education and self-management and social media

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The power and challenges of single cell gene expression technology
Presenter:

Dr. Wes Warren

Date:

11-21-2019

Time:

3:30PM-4:30PM

Location:

Leadership Auditorium, 2501 Student Center

For many common diseases, a significant percentage of patients simply do not respond effectively or have adverse side-effects to any given treatment. To more successfully focus our disease intervention targets, comparatively diverse species with high-resolution starting points are required. An understanding of cell type–specific variation in gene expression is key to deciphering the roles of

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Geospatial Context Big Table (GeoCBT): Facilitating Geospatial Analysis in Health Research
Presenter:

Tim Haithcoat

Date:

11-08-2019

Time:

3:15PM-4:15PM

Location:

240 Naka Hall

A consistent finding across health literature is that location-matters. Cancer incidence varies across scales from blocks to neighborhoods to regions. As well, a complex myriad of factors that can affect health outcomes also exists. In rural contexts, aging populations, health care access, sparse populations, environmental exposures, and infrastructure are components. In urban contexts, food-deserts, stress,

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