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Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

The Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science is happy to announce the remaining scheduled PowerTalks for the spring semester here at UAB! We certainly hope you can join us, either in-person at the Shelby Biomedical Research Center (Room 105) or virtually. These sessions take place each Friday at 10 AM CDT, and for more information about these PowerTalks, please be sure to click the link here

March 29, 2024
"Statistical Inference of Cell-Type-Specific Gene Co-expression Networks with Single-Cell and Bulk RNA-seq Data"

Chang Su, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, has research interests which focus on the development of statistical methods in single-cell genomics and genetics. Her current projects include the analysis of single-cell multi-omics data and genetic data for neurodegenerative, lung, and autoimmune diseases. 

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April 5, 2024
"Skyline Vision: The Silver Lining in Scaling Healthcare AI Without Nreaking the Bank"

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Umberto Tachinarid, M.D., is the Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Health Officer of UC Health, as well as the Interim Chair and Professor of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His seminar will focus on the challenges and triumphs of integrating AI and Machine Learning (ML) into healthcare practice and research. 

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April 12, 2024
"Navigating the Genomic Landscape: Translational Bioinformatics Tools for Novel Drug Targets"

Alper Uzun

Alper Uzun, Ph.D., M.S., is the Director of Cancer Bioinformatics at Legorreta Cancer Center, of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Uzun's seminar will present recent applications from his lab that offers new insights into disease mechanisms and assist in identifying potential drug targets.

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April 19, 2024
"Leveraging Technology, People, and Processes to Improve Lung Cancer Screening"

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Daniel Andrew Carnegie, M.D., MBA, MPH, Co-Chief Resident of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program, and Kimberly Shoenbill, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the University of North Carolina Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program, will present a seminar that will describe how informatics methods were employed with a purposeful focus on data, technology, and alignment of resources with healthcare professionals and patient needs to improve lung cancer screening and patient outcomes. 

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