First IE Professor Receives Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Grant

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Professor Eva K. Lee has been awarded a $206,452 grant from the Whitaker Foundation for her groundbreaking biomedical research. The grant is one of the most prestigious awards in biomedical research, and this marks the first time it has been awarded to an industrial engineer. Dr. Lee's expert system, in which MRS-imaging and treatment are bonded together within an automated planning procedure, is a breakthrough for the fight against prostate cancer. It promises to have a significant impact on the recurrence rate and quality of life of prostate cancer patients.

Dr. Lee also has been invited to present on Mathematics in Medicine at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to be held in February in San Francisco. This is one of the oldest and most prestigious general science organizations, which publishes Science magazine. Dr. Lee's talk will involve mathematics and optimization techniques applied to treatment planning in radiation therapy, with case studies focusing on prostate cancer and brain tumors.

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  • Created By: Barbara Christopher
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  • Created On: Feb 28, 2001 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:06pm