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All seminars are held at the University Center Tower 7000 Fannin Street, 6th floor (UCT E-612 & E-614), Houston, TX 77030 at 12 p.m. (noon) CST.

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Date Speaker Topic
Jan. 13 Luca Giancardo Introduction to Fully Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Imaging
Jan. 20 Dean Sittig A Sociotechnical Framework for Safety-related EHR Research Reporting: The SAFER Reporting Framework
Jan. 27 Sunil Sheth Machine learning in Clinical Practice: Applications in Acute Stroke
Feb. 03 Dina Demner-Fushman Deciphering consumers' health-related questions (including COVID-19) and finding reliable answers
Feb. 10 Gretchen Purcell Jackson A Framework for Evaluation of AI in Healthcare
Feb. 17 Babatope Fatuyi TBD
Feb. 24 Linda Li Predictive algorithm for forecasting laboratory values
Mar. 03 Laila Bekhet / Xiao Dong Comprehensive characterization of COVID-19 patients with test re-positivity in a large EHR system across the US
Mar. 10 Jian Tang Graph representation learning for drug discovery
Mar. 17 Spring Break - No Seminar
Mar. 24 Sarvesh Soni Questioning and Answering from Electronic Health Records
Mar. 31 Nina Smith Unintended consequences of HIT policy: The case of the Texas prescription drug monitoring program
Apr. 07 Roni Matin Anchoring Bias in Clinical Decision-Making Involving Transitions of Care in the Emergency Department: Identification and Evaluation of Risk Factors
Apr. 14 Yi-Ching Tang Predicting Drug Response and Synergy Using Deep Learning Models
Apr. 21 Alexandra Zingg / Tavleen Singh Formulating Digital Health Technologies for Peripartum Depression Management: A Mixed Methods Inquiry / A qualitative inquiry of speech acts in health-related online peer interaction
Apr. 28 Jiajie Zhang State of the School