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Informatics Research Seminar: Applications of Predictive Computer Modeling and Data Analytics in Precision Medicine

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Ali Vahdati, PhD
Presented from ECU

Broadcast Link: Seminar

At Duke, all seminars live or broadcast will be held in Hock Auditorium from 4-5 pm.


Organs, tissues and cells of the human body experience multi-directional
and complex mechanical loads in their natural environment. Consequently,
mechanical forces play an important role in pathogenesis of many connective tissue
diseases and in the outcome various surgeries. This talk will cover how
computational modeling and experimental techniques can be utilized to better
understand the interaction of both native tissue and implants with their mechanical
environment. Furthermore, examples will be presented from past and present research
dealing with predictive modeling of connective tissue pathologies and surgical
outcomes with the overarching goal of making various surgical techniques safer and
more effective.


Dr. Vahdati is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at
East Carolina University. His research is focused in the areas of multi-physics
computational modeling and multi-scale biomechanical testing of natural and
synthetic biomaterials for applications in precision medicine. He utilizes computer
modeling (virtual experiments) and experimental techniques to study the interaction
of implants with native tissue, to predict the outcome of subject-specific surgical
techniques and to prevent and diagnose mechanically-induced pathologies of soft
and calcified tissues. Dr. Vahdati joined ECU after working for a Fortune 500 medical
device company and the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.


September 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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