Tag: Rachel Karchin

Four ICM faculty research teams earn Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards


Four ICM faculty are among the 41 research endeavors that have been selected to receive support this year from Johns Hopkins University’s Discovery Awards program. Each project team is made up of members from at least two JHU entities who aim to solve a complex problem and expand the horizons of knowledge. Altogether, the winning project teams—chosen […]

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Rachel Karchin Receives AACR Team Science Award


Biomedical Engineering professor and ICM core faculty member, Rachel Karchin, has received the 2020 AACR Team Science Award. The award recognizes an outstanding interdisciplinary team of researchers whose scientific innovation advances our fundamental understanding of cancer, or a team that has applied existing knowledge to improve the detection, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of cancer.

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Test shown to improve accuracy in identifying precancerous pancreatic cysts


In a proof-of-concept study, an international scientific team led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers has shown that a laboratory test using artificial intelligence tools has the potential to more accurately sort out which people with pancreatic cysts will go on to develop pancreatic cancers. The test, dubbed CompCyst (for comprehensive cyst analysis), incorporates measures of […]

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Annual poster session features student research in Computational Medicine


Over 50 students and faculty gathered in Clark Hall for the annual Foundations of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Poster Session, the culminating event for the Foundations of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics course offered by The Department of Biomedical Engineering. The event was sponsored by The Department of Biomedical Engineering and The Institute for Computational Medicine […]

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Rachel Karchin promoted to full professor of Biomedical Engineering


The Institute for Computational Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Rachel Karchin, William R. Brody Faculty Scholar, has been promoted by the Johns Hopkins University to full professor of Biomedical Engineering effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Karchin holds appointments with the Institute for Computational Medicine, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Department of […]

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Identical driver gene mutations found in metastatic cancers


Driver genes in different metastases from the same patient are remarkably similar, providing optimism for the success of future targeted therapies, according to a published study by Science. The report, “Minimal Functional Driver Gene Heterogeneity Among Untreated Metastases,” looked at data from samples that have spread from the site of origin to another part of the body in […]

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Collin Tokheim honored at Young Investigators’ Day


Collin Tokheim, ICM PhD candidate in the lab of Rachel Karchin, ICM core faculty member and associate professor of biomedical engineering, was honored at the School of Medicine’s 2018 Young Investigators’ Day award ceremony on April 17. Tokheim was among the 22 junior researchers who were recognized along with their mentors for their unique scientific […]

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Collin Tokheim to receive 2018 Young Investigator Award


Collin Tokheim, ICM PhD candidate, has been selected by the Young Investigators’ Day Committee to receive the Martin and Carol Macht Award. Tokheim was selected for his outstanding research in the lab of Rachel Karchin, ICM core faculty member, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, and William R. Brody Faculty Scholar. Tokheim will give a talk […]

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Advances in personalized medicine highlighted at fourth annual Computational Medicine Night


Faculty and students gathered recently for the Institute for Computational Medicine’s fourth annual Computational Medicine Night in Hackerman Hall. The event attracted more than 100 undergraduate students interested in learning about ICM’s cutting-edge research program and the computational medicine minor offered through the Whiting School of Engineering. Founded in 2005 as the first research center […]

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