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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.

Feb
5
Fri
Celebrate two WSE milestones on Feb 5
Feb 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Hopkins Club, the Whiting School of Engineering will celebrate two milestones:

  • Naming Ilya Shpitser as a John C. Malone Assistant Professor
  • Announcing the formation of the Whiting School of Engineering’s Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare

RSVP by February 2.

Ilya Shpitser, in the Department of Computer Science, will hold the John C. Malone Assistant Professorship, one of a series of professorships provided by John C. Malone, MS ’64, PhD ’69 to help recruit and retain faculty with the goal of improving healthcare using a systems-based approach. A data/inference specialist who focuses on inferring cause-effect relationships, Ilya will be a member of the new center. His research includes all areas of causal inference and missing data, particularly using graphical models. Recently, his work has helped distinguish between causation and association in observational medical data. Ilya started at Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor this summer, received his PhD under the supervision of Judea Pearl at UCLA, was a postdoctoral scholar in the program on causal inference at the School of Public Health at Harvard, and was a lecturer in statistics at the University of Southampton.
The Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, under the leadership of Greg Hager, the Mandell Bellmore Professor in the Department of Computer Science, is a multidisciplinary research initiative that will foster partnerships among engineers, clinicians, and scientists across Johns Hopkins University to catalyze, develop, and deploy innovations aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare.

John Malone has been remarkably generous in his support of Johns Hopkins, including a gift for the construction and naming of Malone Hall. The building, which opened in 2014, is designed to advance cutting-edge collaborative and translational research and has set a new standard for academic research facilities at Johns Hopkins. The Whiting School is grateful for Dr. Malone’s continued support of professorships and the naming of this new center in the Whiting School of Engineering.

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.
Apr
15
Sun
2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition
Apr 15 all-day
2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition @ Johns Hopkins University

The 2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition is open to all student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions. Student teams will compete in three competition tracks: Designs of Solutions for Advanced Health Systems; Global Health/Humanitarian Design; and Healthcare Apps/Information Technology Design.

Important Dates
  • February 19: Deadline to submit proposals
  • March 19: Announcement of selected applicants
  • April 15: Semi-finals and Finals at JHU

Visit the CBID website for more information on eligibility requirements. To register a team, complete this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/bCm8K1mrOAVI6QFt1.

This event is sponsored by Boston Scientific and hosted by the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.

Feb
27
Wed
2019 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture – “From Hopkins BME to Columbia Surgeon: An Unexpected Journey”
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2019 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture - "From Hopkins BME to Columbia Surgeon: An Unexpected Journey" @ The Eisenhower Room (The Johns Hopkins Club)

Beth Schrope, MD, PhD, will deliver the 2019 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Schrope, who is an associate professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and an associate professor of clinical surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian, will detail an unlikely journey from Hopkins BME to Ivy League surgeon, with the purpose of demonstrating goal-directed living with the allowance for a more opportunistic approach to life and career.

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