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Nov
19
Tue
JHUISI’s Rubin Speaks to Congressional Subcommittee about healthcare.gov Security
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am

Avi Rubin, Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of JHUISI, will participate in a hearing on the security of healthcare.gov before the U.S. Congress House Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Technology at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The session will be broadcast on  C-SPAN and JHUISI is inviting everyone interested to watch the session in Croft Hall 227.

Avi Rubin of JHUISI

Avi Rubin, technical director of JHUISI

Official hearing information is available at http://science.house.gov/hearing/full-committee-hearing-my-data-healthcaregov-secure

Apr
8
Wed
E2SHI’s Annual Symposium: Innovations in Managing Climate Risk
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute (E²SHI) invites you to an interactive session led by Pablo Suarez from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre on climate change and disaster response, and to explore how to bridge science, policy and practice. The title of the presentation is “Innovations in Managing Climate Risk: Reimagining humanitarian and development work.”

Pablo SuarezA light lunch will be served starting at 11:45 am, and Michael Klag, Dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, will give opening remarks.

The symposium is free and open to all Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students, as well as community members.

RSVP by April 5 to attend.

Details here.

Nov
3
Thu
BME Special Seminar: Shankar Subramaniam
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
BME Special Seminar: Shankar Subramaniam @ Mason Hall Auditorium, Homewood campus

The Department of Biomedical Engineering hosts Shankar Subramaniam, the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Endowed Chair of Bioengineering and Systems Biology at the University of California-San Diego, for a special seminar. Subramaniam will present “Engineering: the sine qua non for Systems and Precision Medicine.” The seminar begins on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Auditorium.

  • The human body functions as an integrated whole, incorporating biochemical, physiological and environmental interactions. Multi-modal and multi-scale measurements on humans and their integrative analysis offers the scope for obtaining a systems level view of physiological and pathophysiological function and provide most appropriate targets for therapeutic interventions. Such a paradigm has become the harbinger of systems medicine. A recent NIH report co-authored by this speaker states that, “systems medicine and pharmacology involve the application of systems biology approaches, combining large-scale experimental studies with model-based computational analysis, to study drug activities, targets and effects. The discipline is often defined with reference to engineering principles as the quantitative analysis of the dynamic interactions between drugs and a biological system that aims to understand the behavior of the system as a whole, as opposed to the behavior of its individual constituents”. My laboratory works on several aspects of systems medicine in human physiology and pathophysiology. Our past work has spanned, the muscle, the liver, the vascular system, the immune system and recently the brain. In this talk I will only highlight systems medicine through our work on human brain development and pathologies. This involves development of new sequencing technologies, integrative omics modeling strategies, regenerative engineering and epigenetic insights.
  • Subramaniam is the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Endowed Chair Professor of Bioengineering and Systems Biology at the University of California San Diego. He is a distinguished professor of Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Nano Engineering at the University of California San Diego. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a Senior Member of IEEE.  He has fostered training and research in systems biology and bioinformatics at the national level, serving on the NIH Director’s Advisory Committee on Bioinformatics and played a key role in the formulation of the NIH Director’s Roadmap which places a major emphasis on the use of quantitative approaches of engineering to biomedical research in health and disease. Subramaniam’s innovative work has major impact on research and development in academia and industry.
May
3
Thu
The 35th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The 35th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture @ 210 Hodson Hall

Heidi Nepf, the Donald and Martha Harleman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 35th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture.

The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in 210 Hodson Hall.

 

How vegetation alters waves and current, and the feedbacks to environmental system function

Vegetation provides a wide range of ecosystem services valued at over 4 trillion dollars per year. Seagrasses, salt marshes, and mangroves, damp storm surge and waves, mitigate anthropogenic nutrient loads, and provide important habitat and blue carbon reservoirs. The conservation and restoration of these landscapes has become the center-point of nature-based solutions for coastal protection and carbon mitigation. This seminar will summarize basic concepts in vegetation hydrodynamics, focusing on flexible meadows of seagrass, for which the bending of plants in response to fluid motion (called reconfiguration) plays an important role in setting the drag. Scaling laws are developed to describe the damping of currents, turbulence and waves as a function of plant morphology, flexibility, and shoot density. The feedbacks from plant-flow interaction to sediment transport and carbon sequestration are also discussed.


Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the JHU Student Section and the Baltimore Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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