Cara Lwin promoted to biostatistician

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Cara Lwin to biostatistician, in effect as of June 1. Lwin earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017, with minors in chemistry, computer science, neuroscience, and economics, followed by three years as a senior research associate at eyeGENE and the Ophthalmic Genetics Laboratory at the National Eye Institute. Lwin entered our graduate training program in 2020, began working for the department as an associate biostatistician in 2022, and earned her master's degree in biostatistics this May. Her thesis was titled "Bayesian Survival Analysis Using Data from Electronic Health Records: A Study on Cardiovascular Outcomes Leveraging Information from Randomized Clinical Trials" and can be accessed via Vanderbilt's Institutional Repository. Her activities as a student included serving as Biostatistics Graduate Student Association vice president As a staff biostatistician, she is a member of the Vanderbilt Biostatistics Data Coordinating Center Design & Analysis Unit. See her staff profile for links to her peer-reviewed publications on influenza and COVID-19.

Elisa Yazdani and Cara Lwin listen to speeches in their honor at the department reception for MS graduates, April 16, 2024