Professors Baolin Wu and Jim Pankow are leading a new study to identify the segments of human genetic code associated with the onset of diabetes.
Linking brain function to adolescent suicide risk
Biostatistician and Assistant Professor Mark Fiecas is co-leading a study looking at the emergence of depression and suicide risk in thousands of adolescents and how it relates to the behavior of specific brain regions over time.
Can a common blood pressure medication be used to treat COVID-19 patients?
School of Public Health and Medical School researchers are conducting two new studies to see if losartan can protect the lungs of COVID-19 patients.
Examining secondhand smoke and cardiovascular risks in children
The study co-authored by Associate Professor Kyle Rudser revealed increased stiffness in the abdominal aorta in children exposed to secondhand smoke.
Study finds beta blockers ineffective in stopping COPD flare-ups
The study co-led by Professor John Connett revealed no beneficial effect of beta blockers on the overall risk of exacerbations and strong evidence that using the drug was associated with severe exacerbations requiring hospitalization.
Chu receives $1.3 million grant to fund development of methods, software for analyzing data from multiple health studies
The project is led by Professor Haitao Chu and will create tools to aid medical researchers and decision-makers in understanding the benefits and risks of different diagnostic or treatment options.
Interest in teaching leads Biostats student to Uganda
This past June, PhD student Adam Kaplan traveled to Kampala, Uganda to teach data analysis software classes at the “UMN Hub” in Mulago hospital.
New integrated data analysis method to improve cancer cell research and treatments
Assistant Professor Eric Lock is developing a method that will allow researchers to analyze different kinds of cancer and molecular cell data together.
Smartphone app makes collecting travel and activity data easier than ever
Daynamica was co-developed by Associate Professor Julian Wolfson and captures detailed activity and travel information when people are driving, walking, biking, or using mass transit, such as riding a bus.
Two Biostats Students Receive ENAR Distinguished Paper Awards
Biostatistics PhD student Roland Brown and recent graduate Chong Wu (PhD ‘18) won ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Awards, receiving a travel stipend to present their research at the ENAR Spring Meeting held March 24-27 in Philadelphia.
Developing Methods that Provide a More Comprehensive Analysis in Medical Studies
Assistant Professor Eric Lock has received a $1-million grant from the NIH to develop new methods to analyze multi-source and multi-way data all together at the same time.
Vock is New McKnight Presidential Fellow
Assistant Professor David Vock has been named a McKnight Presidential Fellow, a three-year award given to promising faculty members based on their research, scholarship, leadership, and ability to advance University of Minnesota priorities.