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Events at Brown

Biology and Medicine Events

  • Virtual

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

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    January 22, 2021

     

    Speaker :

     

    Chandy C.John, MD

    Ryan White Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology

    Indiana University School of Medicine

    Topic :

    “Preventing Neurodevelopmental Impairment

    after Severe Malaria”

     

    Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

     

    • Identify key factors involved in the pathogenesis of severe malaria
    • Recognize that neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) is a major long-term complication of severe malaria
    • Define potential risk factors for NDI in severe malaria
    • Identify potential pathway targets to prevent NDI after severe malaria
  • Join Virtual Event Code: Zoom Registration Required

    I2S2 Seminar: Computational Modeling for D&I -An Overview with Examples from the Field featuring Bo Kim, PhD.

    Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research focuses on strategies that are used to distribute and promote the uptake of evidence-based practices in health care settings. These settings are often complex systems that have multiple dependencies, competitions, relationships, and other interactions between their components and/or with their environments. To study these complexities, D&I researchers have begun to turn to computational modeling. This seminar session will discuss the relevance of computational modeling to D&I, and share examples of how computational modeling is being used by D&I studies (e.g., to enhance stakeholder engagement, to guide resource allocation). This session will additionally highlight several issues for consideration when using computational modeling to examine D&I, and propose future directions in which computational modeling can contribute to D&I research. As data-driven approaches to enhancing care remain central to learning health systems, this session will aim to serve as a forum on how D&I can harness computational modeling to support those systems’ implementation and sustained delivery of evidence-based practices.

    Headshot of Dr. Kim

     

    Dr. Kim is a mental health services researcher at the VA Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). With an academic background in systems science and engineering, her research interests are in applying multidisciplinary methodologies toward studying the quality and implementation of mental health services.

     

    I 2 S 2 covers the breadth of topics in effectively using data and technology to advance biomedical discovery and healthcare delivery. Each learning activity (seminar, journal club, workshop, or tutorial) features methods, applications, or resources that are aligned with components of a learning health system. This series is a joint initiative between the Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics , Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Implementation Science Core , Rhode Island Quality Institute , and Advance Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR) .

  • Virtual

    BrainExPo Seminar: Intracortical brain-computer interfaces

    Location: Zoom Cost: Free
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    Join the Carney Institute for its first Brain Science External Postdoc Seminar Series (BrainExPo), featuring Sergey Stavisky, postdoctoral research fellow in the Neurosurgery Department of Stanford University. 

    Stavisky will discuss “Intracortical brain-computer interfaces: from fundamental science and engineering to restoring speech, reach and grasp.” 

    Abstract: Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are poised to profoundly transform human neuroscience and health by treating devastating – and currently incurable – nervous system injuries and diseases with precise, circuit-level measurements and interventions. BCIs can potentially restore the ability to speak, move, remember, and more. However, going from proof-of-concept studies in animal models to repairing or replacing patients’ damaged abilities requires a platform for understanding human-specific neural functions and designing, testing, and refining therapies in people. My strategy for accomplishing this is to develop advanced intracortical BCIs to restore reach & grasp movement and speech for people with paralysis. Motor BCI clinical trials can help individuals with severe speech and motor impairment in the near-term, and in doing so, validate the safety of new human-use devices capable of reading from and writing to thousands of neurons. These clinical trials also provide direct access to human neural circuits for gaining a deeper neuroscientific understanding of how the brain generates movements, which I believe will ultimately lead to better BCI therapies.

  • If one of these scenarios sounds familiar, consider attending this workshop:

    • Your scholarly project (literature review, research paper, presentation, quality improvement effort, medical education product, etc) is stuck because you can’t find that article you want to include in the bibliography.
    • You have a physical or electronic stack of articles you’ve been meaning to organize but keep finding more important things to do.
    • When you hear people talk about “reference management tools” like Endnote, Mendeley, and others, you A) think to yourself “sounds great, but I don’t have time for that”, or B) tried to use them in the past, but stopped after encountering barriers to using them.

    Get those projects “unstuck”, those articles organized, and save yourself time and energy on your academic and scholarly pursuits by attending this workshop. The presenters will help you build your skills and increase your research efficiency and productivity through this interactive, hands-on workshop designed specifically for busy faculty. Participants are encouraged to attend regardless of their stage of familiarity and skill using reference management tools.

    Following this session participants will be able to…

    1. Identify benefits of reference management tools, including time saved, productivity increased, and ability to easily collaborate and share references with others.
    2. Choose a reference management tool to use in their own work and increase comfort using this tool to achieve their scholarly goals.
    3. Describe the supports and resources available through Brown and affiliated institutions, especially librarian consultations for reference management and literature searches.

    REGISTER HERE