Malone Center students named ATS Student Scholars
Katharine Henry, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science, and Shannon Wongvibulsin, a MD/PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, have been selected as Student Scholars by the American Thoracic Society (ATS). The goal of the Student Scholarship Program is to connect students with mentors and expose them to the challenges and rewarding experiences within the world of respiratory research and clinical practice.
Henry and Wongvibulsin were recognized for their work to develop machine learning based tools for improving sepsis outcomes in collaboration with Andong Zhan from Computer Science, Dr. David Hager from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Dr. Suchi Saria from the Malone Center and the Armstrong Institute.
Henry was also recognized for her outstanding abstract at the 2017 ATS International Conference, held May 19 – 24 in Washington, D.C. Henry received an Abstract Scholarship Award from the Assembly of Critical Care for her abstract “Can Septic Shock Be Identified Early? Evaluating Performance of a Targeted Real-Time Early Warning Score for Septic Shock in a Community Hospital: Global and Subpopulation Performance.” The abstract presented results demonstrating that TREWS, a sepsis early warning method, maintains strong performance across different patient populations and validated the method in a community hospital.