You’re invited: Next Taubman Tech Talk

November 12, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the November edition of Taubman Technology Talks, featuring Stewart Wang, M.D., Ph.D., on the topic of morphomic analysis of MRI.

Wang’s talk will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Danto Auditorium at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center. It is titled “Using imaging as a portal to the patient’s biological medical record.”

He will discuss how an individual’s body is their biological medical record, storing the cumulative lifetime effect of their genes, environment, diseases and behavior. Analytic morphomics is a high-throughput computational platform that extracts granular and quantitative body composition measures from medical imaging studies. These measures are digital biomarkers that are useful for diagnosis, context, prognosis, stratification and assessment of treatment response in a variety of human diseases.

Wang is First Endowed Professor of Burn Surgery at U-M. He received his undergraduate education at Yale and his M.D. at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his surgical residency as well as a Ph.D. in immunology at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the U-M faculty in 1995.

Wang serves as Director of the U-M Burn Center as well as the State of Michigan Burn Coordinating Center. He is founding director of the multidisciplinary U-M Program for Injury Research and Education (UMPIRE) as well as the International Center for Automotive Medicine (ICAM). For the past 17 years, he has coordinated efforts to utilize U-M’s extensive medical resources in support of improved understanding of the mechanisms by which injuries are caused during motor vehicle crashes.

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