CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: BIG DATA COURSEWORK FOR COMPUTATIONAL MEDICINE 2017 SUMMER TRAINING AT WEILL CORNELL MEDICINE IN NEW YORK CITY

Funded by the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative (NIH R25 EB201381), Weill Cornell Medicine, the University of Minnesota, and Johns Hopkins University is jointly offering a "Big Data Coursework for Computational Medicine (BDC4CM)" research education program between July 10 - 13, 2017 in New York City.

BDC4CM will emphasize how to navigate the interface between research and clinical practice by offering participants in-depth lectures, case studies and hands-on training from leading big data researchers. Also, new for 2017, we will organize a datathon to solve a real-world health data-driven problem. Topics covered will include data and knowledge representation standards; information extraction and natural language processing; visualization analytics; data mining and predictive modeling; privacy and ethics and mHealth and participatory medicine. Trainees will survey the most relevant research domains for big data in healthcare, interact with distinguished scholars and world-renowned experts from academia, and receive information concerning careers and opportunities in the field.

Those eligible to apply include faculty, scientists, post-doc fellows and researchers with a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent in computer science, biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, statistics, health information technology or a related degree, and graduate students currently enrolled in a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent program in computer science, biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, statistics, health information technology or a related degree.

A travel stipend will be provided to those trainees traveling from outside of New York City.

The deadline for application submission is March 31, 2017.

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