Congratulations to Bioinformatics doctoral student, Courtney Astore, who was recently selected for a 2020 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Scholarship. Courtney will be awarded $3000 for this honor. Students were evaluated on the basis of their academic achievements, engagement with health information technology, leadership, and vision for their future career.
Courtney is finishing her first year of PhD study, working with Professor Jeff Skolnick. Her graduate work will focus on the complexities of the immune system. She plans to use computational tools and algorithms to predict immune complexes and their corresponding cellular responses, and to predict immunological comorbidities. Courtney intends to provide these tools as web services for other researchers.