Biomedical Data Science for Precision Health Equity Trainees Attend National Conference
Three PhD students supported by the Biomedical Data Science for Precision Health Equity training program, along with PI Professor Bogdan Pasaniuc (Computational Medicine) and Professor Alex Bui (Radiological Sciences, Bioengineering), attended the NLM T15 Training Conference, held at Stanford in June. All T-15 institutions from across the country participated in the three-day meeting, which featured a keynote address from Dr. Patti Brennan, the Director of the National Library of Medicine.
The Department of Computational Medicine and Institute of Precision Health jointly administer the training program funded by an award from National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine (T15LM013976) Three predoctoral trainees and two postdoctoral trainees were selected the first year (2022-2023). Two new PhD students and one postdoc started the program this summer, in addition to the original five. See below for the current list of trainees.
The Biomedical Data Science Training Program for Precision Health Equity covers four focus areas: healthcare/clinical informatics, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and public health informatics. The curriculum offers didactic training in computational and statistical methods for large-scale analyses involving biomedical data (e.g., multi-omics; electronic health records, EHRs). Trainees will acquire breadth in biomedical informatics and data science, as well as targeted learning in specific topics around equity, bioethics, and precision health. The faculty cover a broad spectrum of biomedical informatics and data science research and represent 14 primary home departments from the Schools of Medicine, Engineering & Applied Sciences, and Public Health; and the College of Letters & Science.
Mara Pleasure, Nicola Churchill, and Aditya Pimplaskar attended the 2023 national conference. They each presented their current research.