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Second Annual Research Day Features Keynote on New Research-Practice Paradigm

Second Annual Research Day Features Keynote on New Research-Practice Paradigm

We look forward to showcasing the highlights of our important work on March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Gaulton Auditorium of Penn’s Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd. Registration is now closed and full, however you can check in person for remaining spaces as of  8:15 a.m. on the event day. The program will include this year's Brian L. Strom Visiting Professorship Lecture, "Leveraging Informatics to Enable Evidence-Generating Medicine and Create Learning Health Systems," by Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI, President and CEO of Regenstrief Institute and Leonard Betley Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine.


The event, a joint project of the DBEI and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, achieved resounding success in its inaugural year.

7:30 a.m.: Registration opens. Breakfast. Research posters on display.

8:30 a.m.: Three faculty talks highlight our highly influential research. Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH (epidemiology) confronts a crucial question about our food and nutrition environments: Is there an elephant in the room? Mingyao Li, PhD (biostatistics) shares her unique methods for single-cell analysis, which reveal the types of cells implicated in a whole range of human diseases. Dokyoon Kim, PhD (new to our informatics faculty!) illustrates how data integration can advance translational research.

9:45 a.m.: Flash talks illustrate top abstracts by our postdocs and students!

11:15 a.m.:  Hear talks by our 2017-18 Distinguished Faculty. Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD, MSCE, and Alisa Stephens-Shields, PhD, explore how we can revolutionize the design of clinical trials in psoriatic arthritis, enrolling a truly representative population. Russell T. Shinohara, PhD, shares new ways we can measure and study white-matter brain lesions, the hallmark of multiple sclerosis. Douglas Wiebe, PhD, shares his team's latest on sports concussions, including an experimental rule change in Ivy League football that radically reduced the average annual concussion rate. Plus: We announce our new class of Distinguished Faculty!

12:30 p.m.: Research posters and lunch.

2 p.m. KEYNOTE: Leveraging Informatics to Enable Evidence-Generating Medicine and Create Learning Health Systems, the Brian L. Strom Visiting Professorship Lecture by Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI, internationally recognized researcher, educator and leader in clinical and translational research informatics. Dr. Embi will review the need for a new research-practice paradigm, driven by informatics, to create learning health systems. He will describe current approaches, challenges and opportunities to enable an evidence-generating-medicine model that complements evidence-based medicine, with the goal of improving care and enabling discovery through practice.

Dr. Embi is President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, Inc.; Leonard Betley Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Informatics & Health Services Research, Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine; Associate Director, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute; and Vice-President for Learning Health Systems, IU Health.

After the talk, please stay to enjoy refreshments and meet Dr. Embi.

Complete your registration today. Questions? Contact Jennifer Forbes-Nicotera.

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