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ICM and Computer Science Present: Why Is It So Difficult to Disseminate Health Care Improvements?
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

The Institute for Computational Medicine and the Department of Computer Science present a seminar on computational health hosted by Raimond Winslow, Suchi Saria and Greg Hager at noon, Thursday, March 27 in the Bloomberg School of Health’s Anna Baetjer Room:

Walter “Buzz” Stewart, PhD, Chief R & D Officer for Sutter Health System, will speak on “Why is it so difficult to disseminate health care improvements?”

ICM Distinguished Seminar Series presents Suchi Saria
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Institute for Computational Medicine Distinguished Seminar Series 2015-2016 will present Suchi Saria, assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Levering Hall’s Sherwood Room.

Suchi Saria of the Department of Computer ScienceSaria’s topic will be ““Individualized Prognosis of Disease Trajectories: Application of Scleroderma”

Lunch will be provided and served at noon.

Information about ICM seminars, including links to previous talks, can be found here.

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.

2016 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture presents Beverly L. Waters ’92 of PepsiCo, Inc.
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
National Nanotechnology Day 2017
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
National Nanotechnology Day 2017 @ Shaffer Hall Lobby

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology invites you to celebrate National Nanotechnology Day. Bring your friends and colleagues and join us in celebrating the nanometer scale with food and beverages, a raffle prize, a selfie station, and practice your building skills with Nanoblocks.

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