UNC Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Student Daniel Oreper has been awarded a competitive two year Pre Doctoral Fellowship in Informatics from the PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) Foundation. Oreper works in the lab of William Valdar in UNC’s Department of Genetics. The PhRMA Foundation funds scientists at critical points in their research careers to support and reward innovation in disciplines essential to the development of safe and effective medicines. Over the past 50 years, the PhRMA Foundation has helped thousands of scientists advance their careers and has inspired new generations to enter biopharmaceutial research. The goal of the Informatics Program is to promote the use and development of informatics in an integrative approach towards the understanding of human biological and disease processes. PhRMA Foundation Pre Doctoral Fellowships are designed for students who expect to complete their Ph.D. requirements in two years or less from the time the fellowship begins.
For more information see… http://www.phrmafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Informatics.pdf