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Congratulations to Geography Faculty Simon Brewer and Neng Wan and Graduate student Brenna Kelly on being awarded One Utah Data Science Hub seed grants!

"A Novel Approach to Visualizing Pollution Exposure Patterns in Pregnant Women"

Simon Brewer (geography)
Michelle Debbink (obstetrics and gynecology)
Brenna Kelly (geography)

  • The researchers will use a machine learning technique to generate self-assembling maps that will help health care professionals visualize the interactions of various air pollutants and their potential influence on pregnancy.

"Use of Modularity Optimization to Define and Evaluate Regional Networks for Emergency General Surgery Care"

Marta McCrum (surgery)
Joshua J. Horns (surgery)
Neng Wan (geography)

  • Emergency General Surgery (EGS) accounts for more than three million hospital admissions each year and over half of all surgical mortality. Using an innovative network science method, McCrum plans to identify and visualize patterns of EGS care in four large states using datasets for emergency and inpatient care. The results could lead to better EGS care and improve patient outcomes.

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Last Updated: 2/27/23