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  • April 30, 2020: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Kun Huang

    April 30, 2020: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Kun Huang Friday, April 30 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Bioinformatics! “Computational Pathology and Integrative Genomics for Cancer Research” Kun Huang, Ph.D., FAIMBE Professor and Vice-Chair for Data Science, Department of Biostatistics and Health Data SciencePrecision Health Initiative Chair for Genomic Data ScienceDirector of Data Science and Informatics, Precision Health InitiativeAssistant Dean for Data ScienceAssociate Director of Data Science, Simon Comprehensive Cancer CenterIndiana University School of MedicineSenior Investigator, Regenstrief Institute Register for Zoom Meeting Click here to register for the seminar. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to access the webinar. 

  • April 16, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Dr. Yuan Luo

    April 16, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Dr. Yuan Luo Friday, April 16 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Clinical Informatics! “A Multidimensional Precision Medicine Approach Identifies an Autism Subtype Characterized by Dyslipidemia” Yuan Luo, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Preventive MedicineChief AI Officer, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and Institute of Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (IAIM)Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Abstract: The promise of precision medicine lies in data diversity. More than the sheer size of biomedical data, it is the layering of multiple data modalities, offering complementary perspectives, that is thought to enable the identification of patient subgroups with shared pathophysiology. In our recent Nature Medicine paper, we use autism to test this notion and use state-of-the-art AI algorithms--graph clustering--to aggregate functionally related genetic mutations, and to find novel mechanisms of autism. By combining healthcare claims, electronic health records, familial whole-exome sequences, and neurodevelopmental gene expression patterns, we identified a subgroup of patients with dyslipidemia-associated autism. Register for Zoom Meeting Click here to register for the seminar. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to access the webinar. 

  • April 9, 2021: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Timothy Miller

    April 9, 2021: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Timothy Miller Friday, April 9 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Bioinformatics! “Beyond BERT: Learning Representations for Clinical NLP” Timothy Miller, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP)Harvard Medical School Abstract: Pre-trained language models like Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT) have revolutionized naatural language processing (NLP), including NLP on biomedical texts like electronic health record data. While offering improved accuracy, these models have weaknesses and quirks that offer unique opportunities for novel research directions. In this talk, I describe three recent works from my lab where we have taken advantage of the power of BERT-style models and extended their possibilities in creative new directions to make progress on important research questions. Register for Zoom Meeting Click here to register for the seminar. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to access the webinar. 

  • April 2, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Dr. Eneida Mendonca

    April 2, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Dr. Eneida Mendonca Friday, April 2 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Clinical Informatics! “Facilitating Collaborative Research: Data Harmonization and Pooling” Eneida A. Mendonca, M.D., Ph.D., FAPPVice President for Research Development and Interim Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief InstituteProfessor of Pediatrics and BiostatisticsIndiana University School of Medicine Abstract: Data harmonization is a strategy to increase the comparability of research data collected across independent studies. We will discuss the implementation of a platform and workflow to support harmonization of data in a group of 12 birth cohort studies known as the Children’s Respiratory and Environmental Workgroup (CREW). Register for Zoom Meeting Click here to register for the seminar. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to access the webinar. 

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