Big Data Meets Big Bio: Grant Provides Training Opportunities for Grad Students

University of Virginia researchers will launch a new training program in biomedical data sciences over the next five years, thanks to a $1.43 million National Institutes of Health grant. Called “Big Data 2 Knowledge,” the five-year grant program will finance a pre-doctoral training program focused on teaching scientists to work at the interface of computer science, statistics, “big data” and biomedicine, an area where there is a nationwide need. This grant will fund six pre-doctoral students in the 2016-17 academic year and then three a year after that. “UVA’s selection is an indication of the quality of research we have in this interdisciplinary area, the quality of the training activities we have in existence already, the vision we’re developing and new programmatic developments that are emerging,” said Jason Papin, a…


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