Our Second Annual DBEI & CCEB Research Day attracted a large audience to Penn’s Biomedical Research Building, where the day began with remarks by DBEI Chair and CCEB Director Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE, and Hongzhe Li, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics and DBEI Vice Chair for Integrative Research. The content-packed agenda reflected the DBEI's methods work across the full spectrum of population-health science and showed how the CCEB links clinical epidemiology and biostatistics within the Perelman School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and the Penn community.
Moderator Julie Szymczak, PhD, kicked off the Featured Faculty Research session. View video of Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH (epidemiology), Mingyao Li, PhD (biostatistics) and Dokyoon Kim, PhD (new to our informatics faculty).
Next came 10 vibrant flash talks that illustrated top abstracts by our postdocs and students, including four prize winners announced at the event! The flash talks were chosen from more than 40 abstracts, all of which made for a great poster session. Browse the abstracts here.
The late morning showcased talks by the DBEI 2017-18 Distinguished Faculty. View video of Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD, MSCE, and Alisa Stephens-Shields, PhD; Russell T. Shinohara, PhD; and Douglas Wiebe, PhD. Their session capped off with the announcement of our new class of Distinguished Faculty: Yong Chen, PhD, and Haochang Shou, PhD, both members of our Biostatistics Division. Dr. Feldman and Biostatistics Division Director J. Richard Landis, PhD, made the presentations.
Rounding out the day, Danielle Mowery, PhD—of our Informatics Division and also Penn Medicine’s first Chief Research Information Officer—introduced the keynote. View the full talk by Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI, an internationally recognized leader in clinical and translational research informatics. In "Leveraging Informatics to Enable Evidence-Generating Medicine and Create Learning Health Systems," Dr. Embi, the Brian L. Strom Visiting Professorship lecturer, shared his personal story of an unusual diagnosis as he advocated for a new research-practice paradigm, driven by informatics, to create learning health systems. Dr. Embi is President and CEO of Regenstrief Institute and Leonard Betley Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine.