Three Students from ICM Receive Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards


Three students have been granted PURAs, Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards, for their research in the Institute for Computational Medicine.

Established in 1993 with an endowment by the Hodson Trust, the PURA program was created to support and encourage Hopkins undergraduate students to engage in independent research, scholarly and creative projects. Each student will receive $3000 to support their research for the 2020-21 academic year.

The award-winning ICM student projects are:

Vivek Gopalakrishnan, Biomedical Engineering ’21
“Brain Tumor Segmentation using Multimodal Manifold Oblique Random Forest”
Mentor: Joshua Vogelstein, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Chloe Paris, Biomedical Engineering ‘22
“Developing Personalized Mechanistic Computational Models of Menstrual Cycle Hormones”
Mentor: Feilim Mac Gabhann, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Rebecca Yu, Biomedical Engineering ‘22
“Neural Network for Bi-Atrial Segmentation of Clinical Cardiac Images of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation”
Mentors: Rheeda Ali, assistant research scientist in ADVANCE; Natalia Trayanova, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

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