May 28, 2015
|Clockwise: Alexandria Brown, Stephen Lauer, Evan Ray, Xi Meng|
Four biostatistics students will be attending the Seventh Summer Institute in Statistics Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) thanks to travel awards from the University of Washington Department of Biostatistics. The SISMID is a series of workshops that familiarize participants with methods of infectious disease research using statistics and mathematical models. The $1800 travel awards will cover the cost of three workshops and a $450 travel stipend to attend the Institute, which takes place July 6-22 in Seattle. The awardees include graduate student Xi Meng, doctoral student Stephen Lauer, and two postdoctoral fellows — Alexandria Brown and Evan Ray.
The four are all members of Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich’s Lab.
“This is a dynamic, motivated, and engaged group of graduate students and post-docs, each of whom brings unique skills and talents to my research lab. I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work with them, and am excited about the projects that we are working on right now,” Reich says.