Informatics Research Seminars

Fall 2019 Seminar Schedule

The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University and a collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte, and ECU. NEW IN 2019 — WAKE FOREST HAS JOINED OUR COLLABORATION.

This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and include research results, overview of programs of research, basic, applied, and evaluative projects, as well as research from varied epistemological stances.

All seminars (live or broadcast) are held on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm in the Hock Auditorium.  

Date Speaker Seminar Location Topic
28-Aug Warren Kibbe, PhD Duke The Role of Data in Precision Oncology
4-Sept Ayesha Aslam, MD UNC-CH Wearable Device Data Access: Attitudes, Barriers and Possible Solutions
11-Sept Tracie Locklear, PhD NCCU Natural Products Drug Discovery
18-Sept George Shaw, Jr., PhD UNC-C Characterizing Diet, Diabetes, Exercise, and Obesity Comments on Twitter Using Unsupervised Machine Learning
25-Sept Ali Vahdati, PhD ECU Applications of Predictive Computer Modeling and Data Analytics in Precision Medicine
2-Oct Saif Khairat, PhD, FAMIA UNC-CH From the Bedside to Home: Applying Informatics Methods to Improve Health Outcomes
9-Oct Eric Kirkendall, MD WF Data Challenges with Real-Time Safety Event Detection & Clinical Decision Support
16-Oct Rajesh Dash, MD Duke Emerging Interoperability Initiatives in Diagnostic Pathology
23-Oct Franck Diaz, PhD UNC-C Clinical Data Quality for Secondary Use in the Learning Healthcare System
30-Oct Mary Tucker-McLaughlin, PhD ECU Geofencing: A Potential Catalyst to Audience Engagement in Health Communication
6-Nov John J. Sollers, PhD NCCU Advances in Sickle Cell Disease Research
13-Nov Eric Eisenstein, DBA Duke TRANSFORM-HF Study

Audience: If you have any questions about the upcoming seminars please contact Pegeen Ryan-Murray at 919-668-4647 or

Anyone interested in biomedical health informatics, including students, faculty, and staff in informatics and health information technology are welcome.

LOCATIONS:  All seminars are streamed via WebEx, recorded and available on our website.

Duke: Hock Plaza, Hock Auditorium (Ground Level)DCHI Logo

PARKING: Email to request a parking pass. The pass will be emailed to you in PDF format and must be printed for scanning at the gate. The system will not scan bar codes from smartphones. After parking, proceed to the 4th floor of the parking garage and exit across the driveway to enter the building. Sign in at the desk and take the elevator to the ground floor. Exit left off the elevator and walk down to hall, Hock Auditorium is on your right.

UNC-CH: Health Science Library, Room 227  CHIP

NCCU: James E. Shepard Memorial Library, Room 364  NCCU Logo

UNC-Charlotte: Fretwell 126 (Campus parking available.)  UNCC Logo

ECU-Greenville:  Health Sciences Building, Room 4340U. (Campus and meter parking available around the Health Sciences Building.)ECU Logo

Wake Forest:   525@Vine, Conference Room 4001