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Recent News: Rafael Irizarry receives 2017 Benjamin Franklin Award in the Life Sciences

​W​e are proud to share that Dr. Rafael Irizarry, a member  of  External Advisory Committee of the RCMI Center for Collaborative Research in Health Disparities, has been chosen as the laureate of the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Award in the Life Sciences! Dr. Irizarry will receive the award  and  present  the  laureate seminar at the 2017 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston this month. As stated by his nominators, “Rafael has dedicated his career to developing methods and open source software for helping researchers genomics data.

As a biostatistician, he has made fundamental advances in the science of analyzing large, noisy and biased genomics datasets. His contributions are particularly crucial in an era where archives are filling with tens of thousands of large open datasets; to re-use and combine these in any effective way requires a careful approach that considers technical confounders, batch effects, and other issues.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostatistics/2017/04/rafael-irizarry-wins-2017-ben-franklin-award/

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