Recently, our PI Dr. Mitchell was honored with the Young Faculty Award by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society. This award is given to rising young professors who are making a mark in their field. At the same time, Dr. Voit, another BME professor, received the Sustained Research Award. These two BME professors winning these awards concurrently shows the impact and recognition that computational tools in Biomedical Engineering have come to receive. We are very proud of Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Voit and are so happy to congratulate them!
We are proud to announce that one of our undergrads, Robert “Trey” Quinn is the recipient of this year’s Google Lime Connect Scholarship. It is sponsored by Google and Lime Connect, which is a nonprofit that supports students with disabilities who are pursuing education and promising careers. This scholarship focuses on undergraduate students with disabilities who are studying computer science. Trey is working in our lab with high school intern Velda Wang on unsupervised machine learning of clinical Alzheimer’s patients. Huge congratulations to Trey for this well-deserved achievement!
By: Elaina Horlander
The course that Dr. Mitchell developed and teaches, Systems Neuropathology & Translational Engineering, made the newly introduced “Teaching Honor Roll” for Fall 2020. The “Teaching Honor Roll” honors forty educators based on how students rate them at the end of each term. In addition to Dr. Mitchell, nine other BME instructors made the list. We are endlessly proud of Dr. Mitchell’s achievements and are always glad when she is acknowledged both for her research and for her instructional work.
Check out more details about the “Teaching Honor Roll” and the other BME instructors who were honored with it at this link: https://bme.gatech.edu/bme/students-rate-bell-huff-jacobson-rains-stubbs-among-techs-best-teachers
By: Elaina Horlander
By: Elaina Horlander
The President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) is an award that funds student salaries for conducting undergraduate research with Georgia Tech faculty and assists in travel expenses related to professional conferences at which students present their research. Our own Brandon White received the PURA salary fellowship for Spring of 2020. Brandon joined the lab in Spring of 2019 as a G93A Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) curator and apprenticed with the Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) team. In Summer 2019, he became a full CML team member while continuing G93A curation and helping with the CML Meta-Analysis project. In Fall of 2019, he worked on QC for the ALS and CML teams before beginning to lay the groundwork for his new Acute Leukemia (AL) project and submitting his PURA application.
The American Neurological Association (ANA) is an organization which is comprised of the top academic neurologists and neuroscientists from across the country. At the ANA’s Annual Meeting, these academics share and discuss the latest research and breakthroughs related to diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis, etc. The Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award is one of the awards that the ANA gives out at the Annual Meeting. The 2019 Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award went to our own Cassie S. Mitchell, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology. We are very proud of her, and are excited to see her hard work being nationally recognized.
Dr. Cassie Mitchell is the head of the Pathology Dynamics lab as well as a wheelchair-bound quadriplegic. However, her disabilities have never stopped nor even slowed her down. On top of exploring future possibilities for the direction of predictive medicine, she has also dedicated her time to ensuring the disabled portion of the Georgia Tech community have the necessary resources available to them. This lab is beyond proud to see her selected as a 2019 Diversity and Inclusion (DI) Fellow at Georgia Tech and believe she is well deserving of the title. To read more about Dr. Mitchell and this appointment, please click on the link below:
The Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (URA) are a dedicated group of students who help their peers find opportunities to gain experience. Premi Mohanavelu has chosen to join their ranks to help give back to those looking for the same chances that were once allotted to her. She is an integral member of our team and as a computer science major has helped the Pathology Dynamics lab build our CML database. We are proud Premi has chosen to become a URA and help those achieve the same things she has.
The prestigious National Science Foundation, or NSF, Fellowship has been awarded to our lab’s talented Ph.D. student, Breanna Lee. She achieved this with her proposed project to examine using sparse data/ML techniques to better predict rare pediatric diseases where clinical trials and data are lacking. This lab is very excited for Breanna as this is her third fellowship awarded, making her one of the most decorated Ph.D. students in BME. This is Breanna’s first year at GT-Emory, but she is already making waves. Our lab is anxious to see the amazing things she does next.
Albert Lee, one of the many talented students in our lab, has been awarded the President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) salary fellowship for Summer 2019. This is a prestigious honor that has been hard earned through Albert’s work using an optimized form of dynamic meta-analysis to better inform preclinical ALS and neurological disease etiological assessment and potential therapy identification. The Pathology Dynamics lab has been lucky to have Albert be a part of our team for a couple of years now, building a resume that includes conferences and journal co-authorships.