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Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine

The mission of the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine is to apply innovative mathematical, statistical and computational techniques to enable, inform and improve basic and clinical biomedical research.  Established in 2006, the center was renamed in 2007 following a transformative gift of $5 million from Battelle Memorial Institute.

Center News

  • Akanksha Malhotra, a Futures Matter Program student in the Stewart Lab in the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine, won the award for Best Poster at the Summer Poster Competition at Nationwide Children's Hospital on August 5, 2016. The Futures Matter Program is an eight-week summer research experience for high school students on the campus of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's.

  • Jayajit Das, PhD, principal investigator in the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine, collaborated with Salim Khakoo, MD, professor of Hepatology at University of Southampton, UK, to understand how natural killer (NK) cells and their receptors operate on a molecular level. Their recent review was featured in Pediatrics Nationwide, a blog published by Nationwide Children's Hospital to advance the conversation on child health among pediatric clinicians and researchers.

  • William Stewart, PhD, principal investigator in the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine, published an innovative solution to a problem that stumped statistical geneticists for more than three decades. The article, published online in the June 2016 issue of the journal Heredity, is titled "A Powerful Test of Independent Assortment that Determines Genome-Wide Significance Quickly and Accurately" and includes details on the solution and its implications. 

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