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May 19, 2023

Small World After All

Sogand Soghrati and Hooman Niktafar smiling at the camera while standing in front of a whiteboard with writing on it.

“Maybe I met him when I was a kid and we’ve known each other all along,” shares PhD student Sogand Soghrati, having learned that she and Software Manager Hooman Niktafar come from not only the same town in Iran, but the same neighborhood!

April 20, 2023

A Culture of Support: Interviewing CHEPSter TJ Bryan

IOE senior TJ Bryan reflects on his meaningful time at CHEPS.

April 7, 2023

New Buddy? No Problem!

Statistics graduate student Yuanbo (left) smiles at Starbucks with Public Health undergraduate students Aparna (middle) and Andrea.

“Being a newbie in a research group of a couple dozen, it was definitely intimidating—especially feeling like I wasn’t smart enough or that I wouldn’t be able to contribute in a meaningful way,” staff member Fumiya Abe-Nornes shared. “But having my buddy, Justin, helped a lot.”

February 20, 2023

CHEPSters raise funds for Turkish and Syrian earthquake disaster relief

On February 6, 2023, Turkey and Syria were struck with a 7.8 earthquake taking tens of thousands of lives and causing over US$84.1 billion in damage. As a contribution to the disaster relief, the Cohn family quickly took action to collect donations from the CHEPS community, matching each donation times 5. Thanks to the amazing generosity of the community, and a few of Dr. Cohn’s IOE310 students, CHEPS was able to raise a $3,000 donation by February 11th!

Fumiya Abe-Nornes, Nathan Smith, and Rachel Zhang standing on a bridge next to a statue of a sea lion spouting water

In December of 2022, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) staff member Fumiya Abe-Nornes and students Rachel Zhang and Nathan Smith got to experience their dream as research assistants: Presenting at an international conference on their work.