Research Seminars

All seminars are held at the University Center Tower 7000 Fannin Street, 14th floor (UCT 1414 or UCT 1412), Houston, TX 77030.

Individuals who are unable to attend in person can watch the seminar afterward by clicking the seminar titles below, which link to the recorded presentations.

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All seminars are archived on the SBMI YouTube channel.

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Date Speaker Advisor/Introducer Topic
1/13 Hulin Wu Elmer Bernstam Precision medicine in the Big Data era: a rocket science perspective
1/20 Kirk Roberts Elmer Bernstam Natural Language in EHRs: Questions, Answers, & Images
1/27 Safa Fathiamini Elmer Bernstam Automated Identification of Molecular Effects of Drugs (AIMED)
2/3 James Langabeer The comparative effectiveness of mobile telehealth technology in prehospital emergency care
2/10 Barbara Berkovich Dean Sittig Use of Registries as a Foundation of the Learning Health System
2/17 Robert Jenders Elmer Bernstam Plus Ca Change: Health Information Technology Standards for Clinical Decision Support 
2/24 Sahiti Myneni Elmer Bernstam Towards personalized and data-driven health promotion: role of patient-facing social media and mHealth platforms
3/2 Ken Chen Elmer Bernstam Computational approaches for advancing cancer genomic medicine
3/9 No Seminar Spring Break
3/16 John Calhoun Jonathan Ishee Policy considerations for healthcare informatics tool development
3/23 Faculty Development
3/30 Clifton David Fuller Elmer Bernstam Informatics, Imaging, and Radiation Oncology
4/6 John Frenzel Elmer Bernstam Behind the Scenes of an Epic install, the MD Anderson Experience
4/13 Hua Li Cui Tao Innovative Multi-modality Imaging in Radiation Therapy: From Simulation Optimization to Tumor Response Assessment
4/20 "Tuan" Amith / Chen Liang Cui Tao Evaluation metrics for biomedical ontologies / Analyzing multifaceted patient safety events
4/27 Murthy Devarakonda Elmer Bernstam Watson Cognitive Computing - Rethinking the Patient Record
5/4 No Seminar Finals Week