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Valuing Paired Kidney Exchanges

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is the ninth-leading cause of death in the U.S. Transplantation is the most viable renal replacement therapy for ESRD patients, but there is a severe disparity between the demand for kidneys for transplantation and the supply.

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Students Casucci and Sadeghnejad Win Research Awards

ISE PhD Students Sabrina Casucci and Azar Sadeghnejad were honored at two recent conferences.

Casucci won a student poster award at a University of Rochester Conference on Healthcare Data Analytics. 

Game Theory Can Optimize Response to Disasters

This past November, Buffalo, New York, and the surrounding areas experienced record-breaking lake-effect snowfall. ISE Associate Professor Jun Zhuang and UG student Laura Devine were recently featured in an IIE Magazine article describing how game theory can be used to model and improve decision-making in such situations.

Poster Session Awards Announced

We would like to thank everybody for participating in the 2015 ISE Poster Competition. All of the presented student posters were excellent, and the scores were quite close.

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ISE Alumni Highlight (more highlights)

Priyadarshini Pennathur, PhD 2010, Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Prior to her faculty position at U of Iowa, Priyadarshini Pennathur (Priya) completed a post-doctoral training in patient safety at Johns Hopkins, where worked on problems in patient handoffs, discharge planning, and medical error. Dr. Pennathur received a "Pathway to Independence" K99/R00 award from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in September 2012. Her research is in modeling the discharge processes in hospitals, with a view to understanding how healthcare providers and staff create and use information for patient discharge. Her findings will lead to new designs for health information systems technology used in hospitals.