Kitzmiller Awarded TRACS KL2 Scholar Funding

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Rebecca Kitzmiller who was awarded a position in the NC TraCS KL2 program. As a KL2 scholar, Dr. Kitzmiller will advance her knowledge and skills in data science, statistics and machine learning while conducting research to develop an improved method for the early detection of sepsis using continuously streaming physiologic data.

During this 2-year project, entitled “Continuous Analysis of Streaming Physiologic Data for Early Identification of Patient Risk” she will collaborate closely with primary mentor, Ashok Krishnamurthy, PhD of the UNC Renaissance Computing Institute, Co-mentor J. Randall Moorman, MD of Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Medicine, Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering, and Co-mentor Michael Kosorok, PhD of the UNC Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics and Operations Research.

The training and research activities of this award will support Dr. Kitzmiller’s goal of developing technologies and tools that utilize available biomedical data to support clinical care and care decision-making that reduce patient morbidity and mortality.

Congratulations, Dr. Kitzmiller!