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Researchers incubate ideas and welcome critiques at Design Studio sessions

A new interactive series launched in February by the University of Florida’s Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to helps researchers obtain direct, confidential feedback about proposed research. Called a “Design Studio,” the one-hour meeting mimics a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study section to assess aspiring eggs of research before they hatch.

Staras earns Cancer Center’s Principal Investigator of the Year

Stephanie Staras, PhD, won the Principal Investigator award from the University of Florida Health Cancer Center for exceptional trial recruitment in 2023. She received the award in January at a ceremony at the Cade Museum in Gainesville, Florida. Staras is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics.

HOBI grad student receives UF Informatics Institute fellowship

Xinsong Du, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical informatics mentored by Dominick Lemas, Ph.D., received a 2-year, $45,000 fellowship from the UF Informatics Institute to fund his dissertation research project, “Enabling Reproducible Untargeted Metabolomics Research: Next Generation Untargeted Metabolomics Data Analysis Workflow.” Metabolomics is an emerging research field…