MSS Students Receive Dean’s Research Award

Eric Bai, Yicheng Shen, Xinran Song, Jiongran Wang, and Xiaozhu Zhang
Clockwise from top left: Eric Bai, Yicheng Shen, Xinran Song, Xiaozhu Zhang, and Jiongran Wang

Five MSS students received the Dean’s Research Award from The Graduate School this semester: Eric Bai (MSS ’23), Yicheng Shen (MSS ’24), Xinran Song (MSS ’23), Jiongran Wang (MSS ’23), and Xiaozhu Zhang (MSS ’23). This highly competitive award provides funding for students to pursue research opportunities, necessary research tools and programs, and conference attendance. These students will utilize their awards to pursue research on a myriad of topics including mortality predictions via medical texts, analyzing Twitter data for the Duke Polarization Lab, and attending a conference on Record Linkage.