Our inaugural Research Day on April 10, 2018, brought a full and enthusiastic crowd to Penn's Smilow Center for Translational Research, where they were greeted by opening remarks from DBEI Chair and CCEB Director Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE. The day reflected the DBEI's work across the full spectrum of population-health science: devising and testing preventive strategies, managing chronic illnesses, developing personalized treatments for acute illnesses; and it showed the CCEB in action, linking clinical epidemiology and biostatistics within the Perelman School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and the Penn community.
First up were snapshots of our latest innovations, shared by our leaders in informatics, biostatistics and epidemiology, respectively. View video of Jason Moore, PhD; FACMI; J. Richard Landis, PhD; and Stephen Kimmel, MD, MSCE.
Next on the docket were 10 dynamic flash talks by our students and trainees, including prize winners that we announced at the event! The flash talks were chosen from among more than 50 poster sessions. View the abstracts here (PDF).
The afternoon concluded with an exciting keynote that showed how smartphones are transforming health research: Michael V. McConnell, MD, MSEE, delivered this year's Brian L. Strom Visiting Professorship lecture, "Mobile Health Innovations for Research, Prevention and Clinical Care." Dr. McConnell leads cardiovascular health innovations at Verily (formerly Google) Life Sciences and is a Clinical Professor at Stanford University. View Dr. Michael V. McConnell's keynote here.
We look forward to hosting Research Day annually!