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
8/26 Goo Jun Analysis of large-scale next-generation sequencing data for genetics of complex traits
9/1 Kun Huang Integration of BIG Biomedical Data in Translational Bioinformatics
9/2 Tiffany Champagne The evolution of health information exchange
9/8 Xuewen Bill Chen Data Science for Precision Health
9/9 Scott Sittig Amy Franklin Persuasive Technology: Designing Triggers to Impact Behavior
9/16 Jeremy Warner Elmer/Hua Leveraging new and emerging standards to improve the care of oncology patients
9/18 Deborah Simmons Healthcare Quality Challenges and How Informatics* (*this means you) Can Save the Day
9/23 Mitch Levesque Elmer Bernstam Precision Bioinformatics and Biobanking in Era of Big Data (speaker requested no recording)
9/30 Yongqun Oliver He Cui Tao Ontology development and applications for clinical and biological adverse event data integration and analysis

Barbara Berkovich &
Chen Liang

Dean Sittig &
Trevor Cohen
Quality goals for laboratory screening: Does 100% make sense? &
Gain more from patient safety reports: An ontological perspective
10/14 Ajit Appari Is EHR meaningful use associated with hospital-acquired infections? Results from a national sample of US hospitals
10/21 Min Jiang Hua Xu TBA
10/28 James Cimino Elmer Bernstam How do we fix the EHR?
11/4 Jihad Obeid Elmer Bernstam From 0 to 60 in 5 years...accelerating clinical and translational science through informatics
11/11 Jingcheng Du Cui Tao TBA
11/18 No Seminar AMIA in San Francisco
11/25 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break
12/2 Jiajie Zhang State of the SBMI
12/9 No Seminar Last week of class