ASA will contribute funds towards travel support for graduate students and the NISS/SAMSI University Affiliates program enables attendees from NISS/SAMSI affiliate institutions access to their affiliates reimbursement accounts to defray costs associated with attending this meeting. See the NISS/SAMSI ARA guidelines for more information. We acknowledge the funding from The National Science Foundation. These funds will be used to support student and young faculty travel. We also gratefully acknowledge support from the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, University of Louisville.