Tag: Rachel Karchin

Test shown to improve accuracy in identifying precancerous pancreatic cysts

19/07/2019

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

08/05/2019

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

21/12/2018

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

25/09/2018

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

18/04/2018

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

02/04/2018

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

16/03/2018

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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ICM, BME and MechE host Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys

05/06/2017

The Institute for Computational Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomed 23 seventh graders from the Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys for a day of STEM-related activities on June 5, 2017. The event, spearheaded by Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys teacher, Grace Park, and BME Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and […]

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Rachel Karchin and Joel Bader elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows

01/03/2017

Two ICM core faculty members have been elected to the 2017 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Rachel Karchin, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering and William R. Brody Faculty Scholar, was nominated for “outstanding contributions to translational bioinformatics and computational molecular precision medicine.” Joel Bader, professor of Biomedical Engineering, […]

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Collin Tokheim, Karchin Lab PhD student, lead author of published paper

19/12/2016

Collin J. Tokheim, a doctoral student in the lab of ICM core faculty member Rachel Karchin, is the lead author of a paper titled, “Evaluating the evaluation of cancer driver genes,” which was published December 13, 2016 in the Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Rachel Karchin, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and William […]

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