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  • Dec
    11
    4:00pm

    Data Wednesday Seminar

    164 Angell Street

    PERFORMANCE AND IMPACT OF EHRs IN IMPROVING QUALITY OF CARE IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

    Hamish Fraser
    Associate Professor of Medical Science
    Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics

    Health information systems including Electronic Health Records are have been show to improve quality of care and reduce medical errors. In low and Middle income countries improving quality of care is a high priority especially for chronic diseases including HIV, MDR-TB, cardiovascular disease and Cancer. Electronic health records are increasingly widely used particularly to support HIV care. In this presentation I will discuss the current status of EHR deployments with the OpenMRS open source EHR, and the evidence for performance and clinical impact of OpenMRS in Rwanda and Kenya.

    Wednesday, December 11
    164 Angell Street, 3rd Floor Seminar Space
    4:00-5:00 PM

    Sponsored by DSI, CCMB, BCBI
    Refreshments will be served.

  • Scientific Computing Seminar

    Thursday, December 12, 2019
    2:15pm
    Room 190, Barus & Holley

    Yannis Kevrekidis , Johns Hopkins

    Title: No equations, no variables, no parameters: data and complex systems modeling

    Abstract : This is an informa talk in which I plan to draw some connections between “data driven model extraction technology” from the previous neural network era in the late 80s and 90s with threads in current work. 

    In particular, I would like to draw some links between neural network architectures for dynamical systems and established numerical analysis algorithms, as well as manifold learning options for performing the same tasks. 

    Finally, I will discuss something important in current work in my group: different observations/models of the same phenomenon, and the possibility of doing “gauge invariant” data mining.

  • Dec
    16
    8:00am - 1:00pm

    Advance-CTR Mentoring Training

    Petteruit Lounge

    Join Advance-CTR for the next installment of our highly rated Mentoring Training Program on December 9th and 16th at the Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman St, Providence.

    This is part two of the two part session. You must attend both session in order to received the completion certificate.

    Faculty who mentor junior investigators are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to grow as a research mentor and connect with colleagues.Participants will learn how to improve their relationships with mentees and become more effective mentors to junior investigators.

    This training will be facilitated by Diane Hoffman-Kim, PhD and Ulrike Mende, MD FAHA, who are trained by the National Research Mentoring Network to facilitate this nationally recognized mentoring curriculum.

    This peer-driven program expands mentors’ knowledge through exposure to the experiences of all participants. Attendees will engage with as many mentoring experiences as they would typically handle in a decade.

    Faculty who mentor junior investigators who conduct clinical and translational research are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to more senior mentors.

    Learn more about the program on AdvanceCTR.org , or click the link above to register.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • Dec
    19
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds: Monica Taljaard, PhD

    121 South Main Street

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory is working to build the nation’s capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials of interventions embedded within health care systems for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The IMPACT Collaboratory hosts free webinars on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12 noon ET addressing these issues.

    On Thursday Dec. 19th we’ll hear from Monica Taljaard, PhD, a biostatistician specializing in the design, analysis and ethics of pragmatic cluster randomized and stepped wedge trials. As a member of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Methods Center, she regularly provides biostatistical assistance to investigators in the design, conduct, and analysis of pragmatic trials, pilot trials, quality improvement interventions, and health system projects. Dr. Taljaard will present “Stepped wedge cluster trials: what, how, and when?”

    Zoom Conferencing
    Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://hebrewseniorlife.zoom.us/j/5479652617
    Dial-In: +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll) or +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 547 965 2617

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Research
  • PSTC is hosting a Getting Started with Python and Data Science workshop. This is an introductory two-day workshop that aims to provide participants with an immersive practice on Python and data analytics. The workshop is designed primarily for Python beginners, and no prior programming experience is required. After this workshop, the participants will be prepared to understand the basics of Python, install and use Python packages, develop Python scripts and manipulate and analyze data using computing packages (e.g., NumPy, Pandas). In addition, participants will become familiar with Python working environment, Anaconda and Jupyter Notebook.

    This workshop is open to students, postdocs, faculty and other researchers with a Brown University affiliation.

    When: Wed - Thu, January 15-16, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

    Where: Seminar Room (the 2nd floor of PSTC), 68 Waterman St, Providence, RI, 02912. Get directions with Google Maps .

    Survey: Pre-workshop survey

    Registration: Eventbrite

    Requirements: Please complete the pre-workshop survey before attending. Participants must bring a laptop with a Windows or Mac operating system that they have administrator permission on.

    Contact: Please email [email protected] or Zhenchao Qian with questions about the content or logistics..

  • Jan
    16

    PSTC is hosting a Getting Started with Python and Data Science workshop. This is an introductory two-day workshop that aims to provide participants with an immersive practice on Python and data analytics. The workshop is designed primarily for Python beginners, and no prior programming experience is required. After this workshop, the participants will be prepared to understand the basics of Python, install and use Python packages, develop Python scripts and manipulate and analyze data using computing packages (e.g., NumPy, Pandas). In addition, participants will become familiar with Python working environment, Anaconda and Jupyter Notebook.

    This workshop is open to students, postdocs, faculty and other researchers with a Brown University affiliation.

    When: Wed - Thu, January 15-16, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

    Where: Seminar Room (the 2nd floor of PSTC), 68 Waterman St, Providence, RI, 02912. Get directions with Google Maps .

    Survey: Pre-workshop survey

    Registration: Eventbrite

    Requirements: Please complete the pre-workshop survey before attending. Participants must bring a laptop with a Windows or Mac operating system that they have administrator permission on.

    Contact: Please email [email protected] or Zhenchao Qian with questions about the content or logistics..