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IU Bloomington Doctoral Student Earns Distinguished Paper Award

Mr. Damian Brzyski, a doctoral candidate at the Indiana Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington, recently earned one of the Distinguished Student Paper Awards from the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society. Mr. Brzyski will present his paper at the ENAR Spring Meeting this week, and, for being selected for an award, will receive travel reimbursement, a tuition waiver for an ENAR short course and attend the ENAR President’s Reception during the conference.

Mr. Brzyski’s paper, entitled “Group SLOPE as Method for SNPs Selection with the False Discovery Rate Control,” is focused on a new method for identifying groups of variables in a linear regression model that have an impact on the considered response. He proposes using the group SLOPE (gSLOPE) method as an accurate solution to identifying such groups, and analyzing the properties of this new statistical tool. The method is then used to identify places in the human genome that are related to triglycerides and cholesterol levels.

The International Biometric Society works to promote the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods. Members work in many areas of bioscience, including agriculture, public health, environmental health, and ecology.

The ENAR Spring Meeting takes place March 12 – 15 in Washington, D.C.