The Duke/UNC Joint Health Informatics Seminar Series is sponsored by DCHI and the Carolina Health Informatics Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and include research results, overview of programs of research, basic, applied, and evaluative projects, as well as research from varied epistemological stances.

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Informatics Research Seminars

Seminars will be held Wednesdays from 4-5pm in Health Sciences Library room 227.

Fall 2019 Schedule:

WK Site Date Speaker Topic
1 Duke 15-Jan Ed Hammond, PhD Introduction to FHIR
2 UNC-CH 22-Jan David D. Potenziani, PhD, Amy Finnegan, PhD The Rise of Global Digital Health, Big Data and Machine Learning
3 UNC-Charlotte 29-Jan Wlodek Zadrozny, PhD Natural Language Processing of Medical Guidelines
4 ECU 5-Feb William Irish, PhD, MSc Challenges in Kidney Transplantation where Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Could Help
5 Duke 12-Feb Devin Mann, MD Fostering a Digital Health Ecosystem at an Academic Health System
6 UNC-CH 19-Feb Michael Ortiz, PhD student Sequential/Spatial, a Review of Interactive Information Retrieval Methods for Controlled Experimentation and Evaluation
7 WF 26-Feb Umit Topaloglu, PhD Informatics Driven Participant Engagement to Clinical Research
8 UNC-Charlotte 18-Mar Laura H. Gunn, PhD Vascular Risk Prediction
9 ECU 25-Mar Bhiba Das, PhD Using Social Media to Promote Physical Activity
10 NCCU 1-Apr Christopher Edwards, PhD State of the Union: Psychosocial Issues in Sickle Cell Disease
11 Duke 8-Apr Jessie Tenenbaum, PhD From Precision Medicine to Precision Policy: Learning from Big Data