Emily Liming Johns

Emily Liming Johns

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The Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation held a symposium titled "Generative AI for Healthcare: Progress or Peril" with multiple speakers, all innovators in the field of health care, on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation held a Grand Rounds presentation with speaker Nataliya Kosmyna, Ph.D., research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), on Thursday, August 31.

The Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation, along with other UAB entities, recently attended a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in Huntsville, Alabama hosted by the VR/AR Association, an international organization designed to foster collaboration between spatial computing solution providers and end-users. The event, Making the Connection: VR and AR in Alabama, highlighted the extended reality (XR) industry in Alabama.

UAB and the University Teaching Hospital/University of Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia have collaborated on a project titled “Interventions to Reduce Infant Mortality and Morbidity in Low Resource Settings,” which has been continuously funded since 2003. The funding for the ongoing program has been competitively renewed for a seven-year term by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health. 

Ryan Godwin, Ph.D., instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the Department of Radiology, and Sandeep Bodduluri, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and Instructor & Advisor for AI Programming for the Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation, have partnered to instruct the institute’s new graduate certificate course, Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

Molly Wasko, Ph.D., MBA, UAB University Professor and associate dean for Research, Innovation and Faculty Success in the Collat School of Business., has partnered with the Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation to instruct its new graduate certificate course, Leadership & Ethics of AI in Medicine.

Alan T. N. Tita, M.D., Ph.D., director for the Mary Heersink Institute for Global Health (MHIGH) and associate dean for Global and Women’s Health, recently visited South Africa to attend the International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) 2023 and visit the facilities of the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI).

In this installment of MHIGH's Partner Profiles series, Dr. Isabel Scarinci shares about her life and work in global health.

Representatives from the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Service (CBCHS), a partner of the Mary Heersink Institute for Global Health, recently visited UAB’s campus. 

The Mary Heersink Institute for Global Health aims to improve health outcomes through a global telehealth initiative facilitated by UAB and led by Eric Wallace, M.D.

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