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Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest Results

The final numbers are in. Pumpkins Aglow garnered the most first place votes with 11. Michael will make a $100 donation to the umbrella charity of the winner’s choice. Thanks to those who submitted their pumpkin creations.

Pumpkin Competitors

wdt_ID Entries Final Vote Tally
1 Darth Pumpkin

1st place - 6 votes
2nd place - 6 votes
3rd place - 6 vote
2 Sweet and Sour

1st place - 1 vote
2nd place - 9 votes
3rd place - 8 votes
3 Pumpkins Aglow

1st place - 11 votes
2nd place - 3 votes
3rd place - 4 votes

BMI faculty and staff contributed a total of $18,300 to the campaign so far. Thank you to everyone who participated!

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The Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics (BMI) is the home of data science for the  University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health (UW SMPH), an academic medical center. BMI is a leading research hub and training center for biomedical data sciences, including biostatistics and biomedical informatics. BMI investigators are engaged in basic discovery science, clinical trials, image analysis, genomics, computational biology, and population studies, and they advance research throughout the SMPH. This research is often multi-faceted and collaborative, and faculty have joint or affiliate appointments with many other campus units: Statistics, Computer Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Morgridge Institute for Research, and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

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