Carnegie Mellon University
July 27, 2021

Benos Lab awarded NIH R01 Grants

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Takis Benos and the Benos lab have been awarded an NIH R01 grant entitled “COPD subtypes and early prediction using integrative probabilistic graphical models”. This is a 4-year award that will which is expected to provide $3.23 million in total support to their research aiming to identify subtypes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide. In 2019 it was responsible for 3.23 million deaths. In USA, it kills ~37 people / 100,000 per year. One of the problems with this disease is that it is heterogeneous and identifying subtypes can help improve disease management and treatment.

benos_r01_copd_grants-02-1024x576.jpgAnd additional congratulations to Dr. Takis Benos and his colleague Dr. Peter Spirtes of the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Philosophy has been awarded an RO1 entitled “Interpretable graphical models for large multi-modal COPD data” which focuses on developing causal graphical models for any-type of data and apply them to address important questions in COPD research.