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MIDAS COVID-19 Special Webinar Series: The perils and promise of machine learning for life-threatening infection – J. Scott Van Epps

June 15, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought the chasm between the speed of viral spread and the speed of scientific discovery in to stark reality.  Our fear of the devastating outcomes and desire to change the course of this pandemic disease has led to undisciplined interpretation of the limited data available.  This particular event is not the first of its kind, nor will it be the last.  Emerging infections, whether from novel viruses or known bacteria that have developed resistance to the only therapies we have against them, will require continued vigilance, scientific discovery, and rigorous validation of new treatments for…

EMERSE 101: Live Online Training

June 10, 2020

Join the Data Office for a live online tutorial that will cover the basics of EMERSE (the Electronic Medical Record Search Engine), an easy-to-use, self-service search engine for the free text documents coming from Michigan Medicine's electronic health record systems. Learn how to: Access 172 million progress notes, history and physicals, outpatient clinic visit notes, radiology reports, pathology reports, and even older CareWeb notes for your research! Find a cohort based on a set of search terms, and save the cohort to do a deeper-dive chart review. And more! Register: https://umich-health.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sc-2vqz0uE9QKbAShlpsyoRh7DSIHjZZu

COVID-19 Drug Repurposing Town Hall

May 29, 2020

The U-M Center for Drug Repurposing has made rapid progress screening more than 1,000 FDA-approved drugs that might be effective in the battle against COVID-19. The team will share their preliminary findings at a Town Hall on Wednesday, June 3 at 1 p.m., to help investigators advance their own COVID-19 research. Speakers include Jonathan Sexton, PhD; George Mashour, MD, PhD; and Kevin Weatherwax. The event is sponsored by The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), and will be limited to those affiliated with the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine. Learn more and register for this Zoom Webinar…

“The role of Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule in development and diseases” – Hao Liu, PhD Candidate

May 28, 2020

The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology is pleased to welcome Hao Liu, Ph.D Candidate, to present his dissertation defense live via Zoom – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4670171315 Dissertation Committee: Dissertation Committee Associate Professor Bing Ye, Mentor Assistant Professor Kenneth Kwan, Chair Professor Yukiko Yamashita Assistant Professor Dawen Cai Associate Professor Ken Inoki

“Tissue-Specific Roles for Hedgehog Co-Receptors During Vertebrate Embryogenesis” – Martha Echevarria, PhD Candidate

May 28, 2020

The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology  is pleased to welcome Martha Echevarria, Ph.D Candidate, to present her dissertation defense live via Zoom - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4670171315 Dissertation Committee: Associate Professor, Benjamin Allen, Mentor Professor, Deneen M. Wellik, Co-Chair Assistant Professor Jason Spence, Co-Chair Associate Professor, Marina Pasca Di Magliano Professor Vesa M. Kaartinen

Who is reading your trial documents, and what does that impact? | Session 2

May 20, 2020

Who is reading your trial documents, and what does that impact? Session 2 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Join the Clinical Trials Support Office for our upcoming June Lunch & Learn. For this two-part series, understand how to convert a grant proposal into essential research documents (e.g., study protocol, manual of operations, consent document, and data forms) under the regulatory and administrative requirements of ClinicalTrials.gov, IRB, Study Sponsor, Data Sharing Repository, and more. During this applied and interactive session, participants will use examples from their own research portfolio to: Review essential study document mapping from Session 1 Learn how to…

Who is reading your trial documents, and what does that impact? | Session 1

May 20, 2020

Who is reading your trial documents, and what does that impact? Session 1 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Join the Clinical Trials Support Office for our upcoming June Lunch & Learn. For this two-part series, understand how to convert a grant proposal into essential research documents (e.g., study protocol, manual of operations, consent document, and data forms) under the regulatory and administrative requirements of ClinicalTrials.gov, IRB, Study Sponsor, Data Sharing Repository, and more.? At the end of this session, participants will be able to: Describe the impact of ClinicalTrials.gov requirements and how that impacts the study protocol, what data needs…

Dissertation Seminar – Swimming upstream: Overcoming the challenges of gigantic gene expression and lengthy cilia assembly in Drosophila spermatogenesis – Jaclyn Fingerhut

May 12, 2020

The Department of Cellular & Molecular Biology is pleased to welcome Jaclyn Fingerhut., to present a Virtual Dissertation Seminar Livestream on Blue Jeans! https://bluejeans.com/359617222 Hosted By: Yukiko Yamashita, Ph.D.

Learning Health Systems in the Time of COVID-19

May 11, 2020

This 90-minute webinar is designed to introduce individuals to the overall concept of learning health systems, focusing on core components of learning cycles and infrastructure. It is appropriate for anyone interested in how health systems function, and particularly for individuals working within health systems. We will use examples that span countries and clinical problems, with special emphasis on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.  Please register in advance. Presentations: Origins of Learning Health Systems and Introduction to the Learning Health Cycle Framework Charles P. Friedman, PhD    Learning Systems and Infrastructure Jody Platt, PhD    Ethical and Policy Issues in Learning Health Systems Ray De…