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Leda Zimmerman | School of Engineering
July 14, 2014
Alumnus strikes delicate balances in big data — helping define the future of health care.
There is a “deluge of information” at the intersection of biology and computation, says Gaurav Bhatia PhD '14, a graduate of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health, Science and Technology (HST). However, Bhatia seeks to “push complexity away, and solve problems in the simplest incarnation possible.” Using newly developed statistical methods and computer models, he is accomplishing just that, with some of modern biology’s largest and most challenging data sets — those involving the human genome.
Friday, May 30, 2014
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The 2014 Gillis Award is presented to Patty Cunningham (center) by Jane Neill (left) and Jules Dienstag, MD.
Patricia Cunningham, Academic Programs Administrator for IMES and HST, was honored with the 2014 Richard A. Gillis Award for Excellence in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School’s annual Teaching Awards Ceremony on May 5.
This phenomenally well-deserved award recognizes Patty’s very long tenure as an HST administrator and her dedication and devotion to the HST program, students, faculty and staff. Patty is widely admired for her amazing can-do spirit, positive attitude, even temperament, and consummate teamwork, which she exercises uniformly both within HST and in the broader MIT and Harvard communities. As her colleagues explained: