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The Biomedical Informatics team at Cincinnati Children’s offers several event series for the research community. All interested faculty, staff and students are welcome. 

Our Friday Research Seminar Series is offered virtually via Zoom. Topics will rotate between:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Genomics
  • Systems Biology

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Spring 2023 Schedule (11 am - 12 pm)

January 13, 2023

  • Topic: Bioinformatics
  • Speaker: Gian Paolo Fadini, MD, PhD; Professor of Endocrinology, University of Padova, Department of Medicine
  • Presentation: Artificial intelligence to manage diabetes at 360°

January 27, 2023

  • Topic: Clinical Informatics
  • Speaker: Christopher Longhurst, MD, MS; Chief Medical Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Associate Dean, UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Presentation: Journey to a Highly Reliable Learning Health System

February 10, 2023

  • Topic: Computational Biology
  • Speaker: Marina Sirota, PhD; Associate Professor at the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at University of California San Francisco
  • Presentation: Leveraging Multiomics Data to Study Autoimmune Disease in the Era of Precision Medicine

February 24, 2023

  • Topic: Genetics
  • Speaker: Matthew T. Weirauch, PhD; Associate Professor, Divisions of Developmental Biology and Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Presentation: Virus-driven modulation of human gene expression

March 10, 2023

  • Topic: Genetics
  • Speaker: Ge Zhang, MD, PhD; Professor, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Presentation: Genomic study of human pregnancy outcomes

March 24, 2023

  • Topic: Computational Biology
  • Speaker: Anshul Kundaje, PhD; Assistant Professor of Genetics and Computer Science at Stanford University
  • Presentation: Base-resolution models of chromatin accessibility to decipher cis-regulatory sequence syntax, transcription factor footprints and regulatory genetic variants

April 7, 2023

  • Topic: Genetics
  • Speaker: Bogdan Pasaniuc, PhD; Department Vice Chair, Computational Medicine, Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Associate Professor, Human Genetics, Associate Professor, Computational Medicine, University of California Los Angeles
  • Presentation: Polygenic risk scores for personalized genomic medicine: promises and challenges

April 21, 2023

  • Topic: Genomics
  • Speaker: Jeff Leak, PhD, MS; Chief Data Officer, Vice President; J Orin Edson Foundation Chair of Biostatistics; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
  • Presentation: Population scale transcriptomics for precision oncology

May 5, 2023

  • Topic: Translational Research
  • Speaker: Scott D. Boyd, MD, PhD; Associate Professor of Pathology and Endowed Faculty Scholar in Allergy and Immunology at Stanford University
  • Presentation: B cell and antibody responses to infection and vaccination

May 19, 2023

  • Topic: Clinical Informatics
  • Speaker: Kevin R. Dufendach, MD, MS; Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology; Clinical Informaticist, Division of Biomedical Informatics; Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Presentation: To be Announced

June 2, 2023

  • Topic: To be Announced
  • Speaker: To be Announced
  • Presentation: To be Announced

Zoom Meeting Information

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Presentations may be recorded for the University of Cincinnati's distance learning, graduate-level course BMIN 7003 – Biomedical Informatics Seminar

We offer training on various software packages used for research purposes.

  • REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application designed exclusively to support data capture for research studies, allowing users to build and manage online surveys and databases quickly and securely. Various levels of training are offered on an ongoing basis for researchers at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati. For a complete schedule of upcoming training opportunities, visit UC's Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training (CCTST). For more information on REDCap, please visit the Cincinnati REDCap Resource Center.
  • University of Cincinnati Libraries Workshops. The UC Libraries provide training on topics such as REDCap, MEDLINE, Programming in R, Prezi, Scopus and more. Check the library's workshop schedule here. All workshops are open to Cincinnati Children’s employees but you cannot register online. To register, call the library at 513-558-0127. If you have an urgent need for instruction on a class normally scheduled by the libraries, please contact Assistant Director Lori E. Harris.

Biomedical Informatics sponsors a monthly meeting for application specialists at Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation. The goal of these meetings is to keep everyone updated on the latest resources and services available to Cincinnati Children's researchers and to discuss any research IT-related issues. All research application specialists are welcome to attend. Meetings typically are scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am in T9.121.

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