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Biomathematics PhD Students Mariana Harris Heredia and Xiangting Li Receive Dissertation Year Award

The Dissertation Year Award is intended to support doctoral students who are within one year of completing and filing their dissertation. This is the first time the Department of Computational Medicine has received two Dissertation Year Awards! The department is very proud of both Mariana and Xiangting and we look forward to the great work they will do during the upcoming academic year. Congratulations!


Machine learning tool identifies rare, undiagnosed immune disorders through patients’ electronic health records

By Kevin McClanahan

Researchers say a machine learning tool can identify many patients with rare, undiagnosed diseases years earlier, potentially improving outcomes and reducing cost and morbidity. The findings, led by researchers at UCLA Health, are described in Science Translational Medicine.

MSCR Alumnus Recognized for Advancing Diversity in Healthcare

Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele, associate dean and professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been honored with the prestigious W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by the American College of Physicians. This esteemed accolade is a testament to Dr. Ovbiagele's unwavering commitment to fostering diversity and equity within the healthcare landscape.

Professor Ken Lange honored at annual symposium

UCLA’s departments of Computational Medicine and Human Genetics, with support from NIH, held the fourth Lange Symposium on January 26th, 2024. The topic for this year’s symposium was Computational and Statistical Genomics. This annual event celebrates the impact of Dr. Lange’s research, mentorship, and teaching throughout an illustrious career spanning more than four decades. It featured scientific talks by some of Dr. Lange’s esteemed colleagues and former trainees:
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