Informatics Research Seminars

Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule

The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University and a collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte, ECU and Wake Forest.

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.  

WK Site Date Speaker Topic
1 Duke 15-Jan Ed Hammond, PhD Introduction to FHIR
2 UNC-CH 22-Jan David D. Potenziani, PhD, Amy Finnegan, PhD The Rise of Global Digital Health, Big Data and Machine Learning
3 UNC-Charlotte 29-Jan Wlodek Zadrozny, PhD Natural Language Processing of Medical Guidelines
4 ECU 5-Feb William Irish, PhD, MSc Challenges in Kidney Transplantation where Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Could Help
5 Duke 12-Feb Jessie Tenenbaum, PhD From Precision Medicine to Precision Policy: Learning from Big Data
6 UNC-CH 19-Feb Jeran Stratford, MS, PhD

Advancing Personalized Medicine through Analysis of Large Cohort Genomic Data

7 WF 26-Feb Umit Topaloglu, PhD Informatics Driven Participant Engagement Efforts for Clinical Research
8 UNC-Charlotte 18-Mar Laura H. Gunn, PhD External Validation Study of SMART Vascular Event Prediction Model Using UK Primary Care Data Between 2000-2017
9 ECU 25-Mar Bhiba Das, PhD Using Social Media to Promote Physical Activity
10 NCCU 1-Apr Christopher Edwards, PhD State of the Biopsychosocial Union: Sickle Cell Disease
11 Duke 8-Apr Brinnae Bent, MS Validating Wearable Sensors for Digital Biomarker Discovery

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: WebEx & 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: WebEx & Health Science Library, Room 227 CHIP

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

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

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

Wake Forest: WebEx & 525@Vine, Conference Room 4001