Department of Statistics is to participate in a new NIH DS-I Africa award to Columbia University.

The Department of Statistics is proud to participate in a new NIH DS-I Africa award to Columbia University.

The National Institutes of Health is investing about $74.5 million over five years to advance data science, catalyze innovation, and spur health discoveries across Africa. Under its new Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa)program, the NIH announced 19 awards to research partners in the U.S. and globally, including one to support a project led by scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

The initiative at Columbia, led by Professor Kiros Berhane, Cynthia and Robert Citron-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor of Biostatistics and the chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health, will be carried out in collaboration with the Data Science Institute and Department of Statistics at Columbia University, Schools of Public Health and Information Science at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, and the Schools of Public Health and School of Mathematics at University of Nairobi in Kenya. The Columbia Global Center in Nairobi will serve as a regional hub for key grant-related activities.

Samory K. Kpotufe and Tian Zheng  are representing the department in this effort. 

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