A new $2.4 million program for graduate students seeking to contribute to breakthrough discoveries in medicine and biology has been established at Penn State, with nearly $1.4 million in funding from the National Library of Medicine of the U.S. National Institutes of Health and more than $1 million from Penn State.
The new Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program (B2D2K) brings together Pennsylvania data scientists, biomedical researchers, and life-science researchers at Penn State and the Geisinger Genomic Medicine Institute to accelerate advances in the biomedical and life sciences. These sciences rely increasingly on the ability of researchers to analyze, interpret and visualize very large and very complex datasets, known as “big data.”
The B2D2K program will support up to nine Penn State graduate students per year who are working toward a PhD degree in an area of science related to the goals of the program. Each B2D2K trainee will be co-mentored by faculty members with complementary expertise in data sciences and biomedical sciences. Penn State College of Medicine is one of the University’s participating organizations.
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