Congrats to our summer 2019 BMI graduates

Published: August 26th, 2019

Category: Announcements, Biomedical Informatics, Departmental News, Education

HOBI graduate students smiling

Graduates Justin Tauscher (from left), Caitrin Rowe and Alex Loiacono pose for a photo at the 2019 summer commencement on Saturday, Aug.10, 2019.


Caitrin Rowe and Dr. Hogan smiling

Graduate Caitrin Rowe and Professor Bill Hogan celebrate at the 2019 summer commencement on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

Four HOBI students completed their coursework in biomedical informatics and graduated with master’s degrees on Aug. 10.  Alex Loiacono and Justin Tauscher were mentored by HOBI Associate Professor Jiang Bian, Ph.D., and Caitrin Rowe and Jong Taek Kim were mentored by HOBI Professor William Hogan, M.D., M.S.

Rowe also completed her thesis, “A Computable Phenotype for Resistant Hypertension: Accurate Antihypertensive Drug Classification and Validation through Manual Chart Review,with the additional guidance of Dr. Hogan.

All four graduates plan to pursue careers in biomedical informatics.

Professor Bian and Alex after ceremony

Associate Professor Jiang Bian (at left) and graduate Alex Loiacono celebrate after the commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.