Winter Quarter 2013 Research Colloquia
Note: Courses are listed in chonological order
MEBI 591A (SLN# 16457) - Technologies to Support Aging: Implications for Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Tuesdays, 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
Location: Health Sciences, I-132
Facilitator: George Demiris, PhD
Course website: Link
Description: The population of older adults is growing rapidly and expected to double in size from 2000 to 2030. As our health care system struggles with limited resources and a workforce shortage, there is a need for innovative approaches that will address this unprecedented demographic shift and improve quality of life for older adults. Technology can facilitate the design of such solutions that promote independent and healthy aging. Examples include among others fall detection systems, wearable sensors to capture vital signs or activity levels, telehealth devices for disease management, “smart” homes for independent elders. Technology-based solutions to support aging require interdisciplinary approaches that address not only the technical but also the clinical, ethical, legal and societal implications.
This seminar series draws on the expertise of speakers from many disciplines (including health informatics, medicine, nursing, social work, computer science and engineering) to showcase examples of current or proposed systems and examine lessons learned and challenges.
CANCELLED FOR WINTER QUARTER - Check back for Spring Quarter 2013 availability
MEBI 591D (SLN #16460) - Collaborative Data Sciences and Translational Informatics - JOURNAL CLUB
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
Location: Health Sciences, T-498
Facilitators: Nick Anderson, PhD, and John Gennari, PhD
MEBI 591C (SLN #16459) - Topics in Structural Informatics Research
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Location: Health Sciences, E-212
Facilitators: Ravensara Travillian, PhD, NLM Postdoctoral Fellow
This colloquium provides a forum for extensive interactive research discussions regarding developments in structural informatics research (including comparative anatomy, physiology, and pathology informatics) and their applications to emerging translational and clinical challenges. The format is short focused presentations pertaining to a significant biomedical and health informatics problem or an emerging issue, followed by facilitated discussion around the issues raised.