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Biomedical Informatics and Health Equity (BIHE) Monthly Seminar


One of the great challenges in providing health care for all is health equity.  Our health systems, payment models and health care access are built upon historical inequalities that led to disparities in access, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.  The field of biomedical and health informatics works to improve the collection, use and research into biomedical data.  With the current nationwide deployment of Health IT, the ability to analyze data, and predict and improve disease outcomes has grown exponentially.  However, far too many commercial and government policies, and research approaches perpetuate our current structural health inequities into the algorithms for AI/ML-approaches in digital health.   The Biomedical Informatics and Health Equity Monthly Seminar Series will highlight the multi-faceted nature of these challenges and bring faculty, staff and trainees together to learn about current research and spark new collaborations to address health disparities.

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, College of Medicine, and College of Applied Health Sciences.

DateTime Presenter(s)TitleRegistration
Wednesday, 11/10/2112:00pm - 1:00pmBeatriz Penalver Bernabe
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
A Whole Person Approach to Study Perinatal Depression in Women of ColorRSVP
Wednesday, 2/23/2212:00pm - 1:00pmShweta Yadav
Bridge to the Faculty (B2F) Fellow
Department of Computer Science
Exploring Social Media to Understand Mental HealthRSVP
Wednesday, 3/16/2212:00pm - 1:00pmBhrandon Harris
Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Intentionality in the Application of Health DataRSVP
Wednesday, 4/20/2212:00pm - 1:00pmOlusolu Ajilore
University of Illinois Center for Depression and Resilience (UI CDR) Professor of Psychiatry
Low Cost, High Tech, All Access: Lowering Barriers to Care with Digital Mental HealthRSVP
Wednesday, 5/4/2212:00pm - 1:00pmJun Ma
Department of Medicine
Precision Health through Translational Behavioral Medicine ResearchRSVP
Wednesday, 6/15/2212:00pm - 1:00pmEmily Gregori
Assistant Professor
Department of Special Education
Advances in Behavioral Health Interventions for Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Applications of a Family-Centered Telehealth Program RSVP
Wednesday, 6/29/2212:00pm - 1:00pmAmit Sethi
Adjunct Professor
Department of Pathology
Towards Precision Oncology using Machine Learning on Digital PathologyRSVP

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Jun 29 2022

BIHE Monthly Seminar - Towards Precision Oncology using Machine Learning on Digital Pathology

Wednesday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm