October 2018

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Chen Group Newsletter | October 2018

Welcome to the October 2018 edition of the Chen Group Newsletter. This newsletter is where you can find the most relevant team and Center-wide updates, news, and highlights. 

Upcoming Events | Recent & Upcoming Presentations | Team Updates | Center Updates

Author: Eline Appelmans

Upcoming Events

October 2, 2018 Yixin Wang Presents to team on HPTN 052 Final Results for a Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Therapy Plus HIV Primary Care versus HIV Primary Care Alone to Prevent the Sexual Transmission of HIV-1 in Serodiscordant Couples

November 5, 2018 It is our great pleasure to announce an upcoming symposium, mHealth: Sensors, Analytical Methods and Precision Public Health, to be held at the Hutch campus on Monday November 5th, 2018. Sponsored by the PHS Division, this full-day event will aim to showcase promises and practical considerations of utilizing cutting-edge mobile and wearable technology in health research. More details including agenda and speakers can be found at the website. Researchers who are either working on or interested in incorporating mHealth into their research agenda are welcome to attend. Registration is free, but we strongly encourage registering early as space is limited. There will be a poster/reception session at 4:30-6pm, so we would like to invite you and/or your team members to submit a poster if you are working in this area. Co-organizers: Chongzhi Di (Associate Member, PHS) and Ying Qing Chen (Full Member, VIDD & PHS)

November 7, 2018 Misrak Gezmu Program Officer Mathematical Statistician, Biostatistics Research Branch National Institutes of Health presenting to BBE Faculty

We are currently scheduling presenters for Q1 of 2019 and are interested in hearing about both the big picture ideas in infectious disease biostatistics, bioinformatics, and epidemiology methods, as well as hands-on/technical details about your feild of expertise. If you are interested in presenting at one of our seminars please contact the group’s project manager, Elly Appelmans.

Team Updates

Jean and Jenny are happy to announce the arrival of Mariann.  


On behalf of the team, Congratulations and welcome! 


Welcome to the team

Recent & Upcoming Conference Presentations 

Ying Qing Chen and Elly Appelmans: Presentation on Predicting PrEP Uptake and Adherence among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: Leveraging Programmatic and Clinical Trials Data to at Grantee Meeting, Madrid, Spain, October 22nd

Ying Qing Chen and Elly Appelmans: Attending HIVR4P, Madrid, Spain, October 21st - 25th 2018

2018 NIH Grantee Meeting

Center Updates

Dr. Gary Gilliland and Fred Hutch, invites employees to to join them for the SLU Collaborative fall seminar on October 30th. The theme is computational biology and we'll hear from three leaders in the field about their research. The event will take place in Pelton Auditorium at Fred Hutch starting at 4:30 pm, with a poster session and reception to follow.

Cole Trapnell, PhD Assistant Professor, Genome Sciences

University of Washington

Susanne Rafaleski, PhD Director, Assay Development

Allen Institute for Cell Science

Raphael Gottardo, PhD Member, Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The  SLU Collaborative hosts a quarterly seminar series with the goal to provide a forum to foster networking and idea-sharing to promote greater synergy among the research and tech partners in the SLU neighborhood. This event provides an opportunity to learn from and interact with Seattle-area computational biology experts and other interested members of our scientific community.