Previous Seminars (Archive)

Collaborative Search in Electronic Health Records
- Seminar by Kai Zheng, Ph.D.
Monday, May 12, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CAL-IT2 Auditorium
Kai Zheng, Ph.D.

A full-text search engine can be a useful tool for augmenting the reuse value of unstructured narrative data stored in electronic health records (EHR). A prominent barrier to the effective utilization of such tools originates from users’ lack of search expertise and/or medical-domain knowledge. To mitigate the issue, we experimented with a ‘collaborative search’ feature through a homegrown EHR search engine that allows users... read more

Publishing Journal Articles: An Inside Look from the Editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior
- Seminar by Gilbert C. Gee
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Social Science Plaza B, Room 4250
Gilbert C. Gee

The goal of this discussion is to increase your chances of having articles accepted in peer-review journals, particularly those related to medical sociology and public health. Dr. Gee will briefly review the "journey" of a paper from submission to publication from the perspective of an editor. He will also discuss common mistakes and helpful strategies. In the discussion that follows, he will discuss his own research on how racism... read more

Evaluation of the California Safer Consumer Products Regulation and the impact on consumers and product manufacturers
- Seminar by Dallas Cowan, Ph.D.
Monday, May 5, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dallas Cowan, Ph.D.

Chemistry enables more than 95% of products in the marketplace. Over the past 20 years, various entities began to generate inventories of chemicals (‘‘chemical watch lists’’) potentially associated with human or environmental health risks. Some lists included thousands of chemicals, while others listed only a few chemistries with limited properties or toxicological endpoints (e.g., neurotoxicants). Enacted on October 1,... read more

The Developmental Origins of Human Health and Disease Risk: Concepts and Recent Findings
- Seminar by Pathik Wadhwa, M.D., Ph.D.
Monday, April 21, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pathik Wadhwa, M.D., Ph.D.

Developmental robustness, or how well an individual is built, has an important implication for her or his subsequent state of health and risk of developing over the lifespan complex common disorders that currently confer the major global burden of disease. Development is a plastic process, wherein a range of different structural and functional phenotypes can emerge from any given genotype as a function of the nature of... read more

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