The Johns Hopkins University Discovery Awards were given to interdisciplinary faculty teams across eight Johns Hopkins divisions. These awards aim to bring departments together to solve significant problems and spark new creative endeavors. The winning teams were chosen out of 190 proposals.

The below are projects involving members of the DOM:

A Mobile Directly Observed Therapy Smartphone App for Immunosuppression Adherence in Transplant Patients– Macey Henderson (Medicine), Mara DeMarco McAdams (Public Health), Daniel Brennan (Medicine), Andrew Cameron (Medicine), Cozumel Pruette (Medicine) & Mario Macis (Business)

Harnessing Big Data and Machine Learning to Develop Tools for Autism Risk Prediction and Intervention – Xiaobin Wang (Public Health), Nilanjan Chatterjee (Public Health), Christopher Chute (Medicine), Margaret Daniele Fallin (Public Health), Tina Cheng (Public Health) & Tak Igusa (Engineering)

Health System Interventions to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension Control: How Do They Work? – John Jackson (Public Health) & Lisa Cooper (Medicine)

Improving Disease Gene Discovery Rate with Long-Read Nanopore Sequencing – Nara Lygia Sobreira (Medicine), Christopher Bradburne (Applied Physics Lab), Michael Schatz (Engineering) & David Valle (Medicine)

Novel Methods for Non-Invasive Assessment of Myocardial Fibrosis Complexity and Disorganization to Predict Ventricular Arrhythmias – Jonathan Chrispin (Medicine), Katherine Wu (Medicine), Mauro Maggioni (Engineering), Steven Jones (Medicine), David Okada (Medicine) & Natalia Trayanova (Engineering)

Syphilis Phylogenetic Study (SPS): Analysis of Syphilis within the Context of a Novel Network Analysis of Men at Risk of Infection: Towards a Deeper Understanding of the Epidemiology of the Syphilis Epidemic in Baltimore – Matthew Hamill (Medicine), Khalil Ghanem (Medicine), Anne Rompalo (Medicine), Jacky Jennings (Medicine), M. Kate Grabowski (Public Health) & Carl Latkin (Public Health)

To view the full list of projects, visit: https://research.jhu.edu/major-initiatives/discovery-awards/2018-awardees/

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