Dr. Saria among Popular Science’s ‘Brilliant 10’
Dr. Suchi Saria, assistant professor of computer science and ICM core faculty member, has been named one of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10, the magazine’s annual list of the “brightest young minds in science and engineering.” Dr. Saria was selected for her work on computer-based approaches aimed at developing specific diagnoses and treatments for individual patients. For instance, in sepsis – a syndrome that develops as a reaction to infection – fluids are often given to stabilize a patient. While some patients are helped by fluids, others respond negatively and develop complications. If computer algorithms can predict this, it can help doctors refine their treatment strategy.
“I feel lucky to be at a place like Johns Hopkins where I have the privilege of working with some of the brightest students and collaborators,” says Dr. Saria. Her algorithms have proven effective in spotting health risks in premature newborns. She is also using this strategy to create more precise prognosis tools for autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma and lupus.
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