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Computer Science Doctoral Student Awarded Grant to Improve Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

June 01, 2022

University of Idaho College of Engineering doctoral student Rayan Alshamrani received a grant to help healthcare providers make better decisions about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) care and treatment.

The Data Access Grant of $4,000 from the U of I’s Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation will help the computer science student and Assistant Professor Marshall Ma build decision support systems, or DSSs, computerized programs that support organizational decision-making.

MS attacks the central nervous system. Due to the disease's complexity, healthcare providers are increasingly in need of shared clinical decision-making tools that can provide practitioners with insightful knowledge and information about MS and treatment.

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