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  • Stoyanovich
    Oct
    16

    FOLLOW THE DATA! RESPONSIBLE DATA SCIENCE STARTS WITH RESPONSIBLE DATA MANAGEMENT

    Data science technology promises to improve people’s lives, accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, and bring about positive societal change. Yet if not used responsibly, this same technology can reinforce inequity, limit accountability, and infringe on the privacy of individuals.

    In this talk, Julia will discuss recent technical work in the scope of the “Data, Responsibly” project and connect technical insights on fairness, diversity, transparency, and data protection to ongoing regulatory efforts in the United States and elsewhere.

    JULIA STOYANOVICH

    Assistant Professor
    Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering Tandon School of Engineering
    Center for Data Science
    New York University

    Julia Stoyanovich is an Assistant Professor at New York University in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Tandon School of Engineering, and the Center for Data Science. Julia’s research focuses on responsible data management and analysis practices: on operationalizing fairness, diversity, transparency, and data protection in all stages of the data acquisition and processing lifecycle. She established the Data, Responsibly consortium and serves on the New York City Automated Decision Systems Task Force,by appointment from Mayor de Blasio. In Spring 2019, Julia developed and taught a course on Responsible Data Science at NYU. In addtition to data ethics, Julia works on management and analysis of preference data, and on querying large evolving graphs. She holds a Master of Science and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and in Math and Statistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Julia’s work has been funded by the NSF, BSF, and by industry. She is a recipient of an NSF Career Award and of an NSF/CRA CI Fellowship.

  • Oct
    21
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Workshop - Getting Started on Oscar

    180 George Street

    An introduction to Oscar, Brown’s research computing cluster, for new users. Participants will learn how to connect to Oscar (ssh, VNC), how to navigate Oscar’s filesystem, and how to use the module system to access software packages on Oscar. Register Online .

    Computing, HPC, Research
  • Participants solve mentoring dilemmas and share strategies for success.
    Oct
    23
    12:00pm - 4:30pm

    Advance-CTR Mentoring Training

    121 South Main Street

    Join Advance-CTR for the next installment of our highly rated Mentoring Training Program on October 23 and 30 at the Brown University School of Public Health.

    This is part one of the two part sessions. Both sessions must be completed in order to receive the certification. 


    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 Suzanne Colby, PhD, and Michael Mello, MD, MPH, 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
  • his course is designed to fulfill the NIH requirements for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), and is coordinated by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown. The Research Integrity Series for Faculty consists of core and elective modules, with content and discussion topics aimed at more experienced scholars in the biomedical and clinical sciences.

    Requirements:
    Faculty must complete a minimum of 8 hours of in-person core and elective content in order to receive RCR certification. Faculty who began training in this course last year and have yet to complete their 8 hours may continue with this year’s series. Faculty registered for this course may apply up to 1 hr of in-person external RCR training (for example, a departmental workshop, class, or seminar relating to a topic covered in this class). Attendees must provide OGPS with verification of attendance for tracking purposes.

    Registration is required to attend. More information about the trainings will be distributed prior to the event. To register, please fill out this form .

    Schedule:

    Wednesday, October 23rd, 3:30 - 5pm Dr. Audra Van Wart, Responsible Authorship and Peer Review

    Wednesday, November 20th, 3:30 - 5pm Dr. Keri Godin, Research Misconduct and Brown University Policies (Note that this is one of the required trainings)

    Wednesday, December 4th, 3:30-5pm Dr. Elizabeth Harrington and Dr. Audra Van Wart, Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency (Note that this is one of the required trainings)

     

    SPRING Session (Dates are TBD but will include the following topics): Mentorship (2 hrs), Running a Lab, *Human Subjects/Animal Research, Data Management and Ownership

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • H. Fraser
    Oct
    23

    TITLE TBD

     

    Diagnosis has always been a core part of medical care and recently it has become an important area for research as new studies highlight the frequency and importance of misdiagnosis. Along with this trend, is a rapid growth in diagnostic decision support systems. These have a long history in health informatics primarily designed for physician use, recent systems increasingly target patients. Often termed Symptom Checkers, these web based tools or mobile apps claim to assist in diagnosis and/or triage decisions. In this presentation, he will review the types of symptom checkers available, the potential benefits and risks for patients, and the surprising lack of evaluation studies and evidence of safety. He will also discuss his research in this area and upcoming studies particularly focused on heart disease and emergency care. 

     

    HAMISH FRASER, M.B.Ch.B., M.R.C.P., M.Sc., FACMI, IAHSI

    Associate Professor of Medical Science, Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics, Brown University

    Associate Professor of eHealth, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

     

    Dr. Fraser trained in General Medicine, Cardiology, and Knowledge-Based systems at Edinburgh University. He completed a fellowship in clinical decision making at MIT with a focus on diagnostic decision support for heart disease. His work has also focused on developing medical informatics tools for some of the most challenging environments in low income countries. As Director of Informatics at the leading Healthcare NGO Partners in Health, he co-founded and co-leads OpenMRS, an open source EMR project. He was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School from 2006-2015.  

    His main academic focus is in the evaluation of medical information systems and understanding the impact of information and communications worldwide. Dr. Fraser also focuses on improvement of care for non-communicable diseases, particularly heart disease. His recent work at Brown University has focused on diagnostic decision support systems for patients with heart disease and emergency care.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering
  • Participants solve mentoring dilemmas and share strategies for success.
    Oct
    30
    12:00pm - 4:30pm

    Advance-CTR Mentoring Training

    121 South Main Street

    Join Advance-CTR for the next installment of our highly rated Mentoring Training Program on October 23 and 30 at the Brown University School of Public Health.

    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 Suzanne Colby, PhD, and Michael Mello, MD, MPH, 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
  • Please join the COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease, the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, and the Data Science Initiative for the COBRE CBHD Seminar.

    Amanda Jamieson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Brown University and is one of the COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease’s success stories. She graduated from the COBRE program by receiving peer-reviewed funding.

    PLEASE NOTE: You will need to swipe your Brown ID before pressing the 3rd-floor button in the elevator to gain access to the third floor. Any Brown ID should work during business hours.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Research
  • This course is designed to fulfill the NIH requirements for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), and is coordinated by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown. The Research Integrity Series for Faculty consists of core and elective modules, with content and discussion topics aimed at more experienced scholars in the biomedical and clinical sciences.

    Requirements:
    Faculty must complete a minimum of 8 hours of in-person core and elective content in order to receive RCR certification. Faculty who began training in this course last year and have yet to complete their 8 hours may continue with this year’s series. Faculty registered for this course may apply up to 1 hr of in-person external RCR training (for example, a departmental workshop, class, or seminar relating to a topic covered in this class). Attendees must provide OGPS with verification of attendance for tracking purposes.

    Registration is required to attend. More information about the trainings will be distributed prior to the event. To register, please fill out this form .

    Schedule:

     

    Wednesday, November 20th, 3:30 - 5pm Dr. Keri Godin, Research Misconduct and Brown University Policies (Note that this is one of the required trainings)

    Wednesday, December 4th, 3:30-5pm Dr. Elizabeth Harrington and Dr. Audra Van Wart, Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency (Note that this is one of the required trainings)

     

    SPRING Session (Dates are TBD but will include the following topics): Mentorship (2 hrs), Running a Lab, *Human Subjects/Animal Research, Data Management and Ownership

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • This course is designed to fulfill the NIH requirements for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), and is coordinated by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown. The Research Integrity Series for Faculty consists of core and elective modules, with content and discussion topics aimed at more experienced scholars in the biomedical and clinical sciences.

    Requirements:
    Faculty must complete a minimum of 8 hours of in-person core and elective content in order to receive RCR certification. Faculty who began training in this course last year and have yet to complete their 8 hours may continue with this year’s series. Faculty registered for this course may apply up to 1 hr of in-person external RCR training (for example, a departmental workshop, class, or seminar relating to a topic covered in this class). Attendees must provide OGPS with verification of attendance for tracking purposes.

    Registration is required to attend. More information about the trainings will be distributed prior to the event. To register, please fill out this form .

    Schedule:

     

    Wednesday, December 4th, 3:30-5pm Dr. Elizabeth Harrington and Dr. Audra Van Wart, Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency (Note that this is one of the required trainings)

     

    SPRING Session (Dates are TBD but will include the following topics): Mentorship (2 hrs), Running a Lab, *Human Subjects/Animal Research, Data Management and Ownership

  • Dec
    4
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    COBRE CBHD Seminar: Shipra Vaishnava Title TBD

    164 Angell Street

    Please join the COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease, the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, and the Data Science Initiative for the COBRE CBHD Seminar.

    Shipra Vaishnava, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Brown University, and is one of the COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease’s success stories. She graduated from the COBRE program by receiving peer-reviewed funding.

    Dr. Vaishnava will present on her COBRE research project “Spatial and Functional Organization of Intestinal Microbiome” and how that has informed her research.

    PLEASE NOTE: You will need to swipe your Brown ID before pressing the 3rd-floor button in the elevator to gain access to the third floor. Any Brown ID should work during business hours.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Research
  • Dec
    9
    8:00am - 1:00pm

    Advance-CTR Mentoring Training

    Petteruti 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 one 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, 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
    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, 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