Dr. Warren Lathe receives Fellowship Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

OpenHelix (www.openhelix.com) announced today that its Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Warren (Trey) Lathe will be taking a one year sabbatical to fulfill a Science and Technology  Policy fellowship at the National Science Foundation working with the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering.

The Science and Technology Policy fellowship is administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) with the goal of having accomplished scientists and engineers participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process.

“This is a fellowship that I have wanted to participate in for some time,” explained Dr. Warren (Trey) Lathe, “I’m excited to use my education, past education experience, and nearly ten years at OpenHelix to contribute to policy on computing and online education.”

The fellowships are highly competitive and use a peer-review selection process. Review is followed by individual interviews in Washington D.C. and conducted by selection committees comprised of professionals with expertise in the interface of science, technology and policy.

“Surely Trey will be missed for the year that he will be at the fellowship,” said Dr. Mary Mangan, OpenHelix President, “but luckily we have built a strong team that will assure continued success and growth at OpenHelix while giving Trey the year long opportunity to contribute to an extremely important policy area for the scientific community we serve.”

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OpenHelix, LLC, provides the genomics knowledge you need when you need it. OpenHelix provides online self-run tutorials, web seminars, and on-site training for institutions and companies on the most powerful and popular free, web based, publicly accessible bioinformatics resources. In addition, OpenHelix also is contracted by resource providers to provide comprehensive, long-term training and outreach programs.

OpenHelix has its headquarters in Seattle, with offices in San Francisco and Boston. Further information can be found on www.openhelix.com or by calling 1-888-861-5051.

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