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2017 Seminars

Published: February 3rd, 2017

Category: Announcements, Departmental News, News, Seminars

Michael Goran, Ph.D.

Professor of Preventive Medicine; Physiology & Biophysics; and Pediatrics; Dr. Robert C. & Veronica Atkins Endowed Chair in Childhood Obesity & Diabetes; Co-Director, USC Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute; Director, Childhood Obesity Research Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

“Secondhand Sugars: Role of Dietary Sugars in the Early Development of Obesity & Metabolic Risk.”

Tuesday, March 7

Clinical and Translational Research Building
Room 3161/62, 12-1 p.m.


Yonghui Wu, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston, School of Biomedical Informatics

“Unlocking Patient Information from Clinical Narratives.”

Thursday, March 2

Clinical and Translational Research Building
Room 2161, 1-2 p.m.


Rui Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery; Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

“Leveraging Natural Language Processing in Health Sciences.”

Wednsday, February 22

Clinical and Translational Research Building
Room 2161, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.


Francis Bond, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University

“Linking and Enriching Lexicons: the Open Multilingual Wordnet.”

Thursday, February 16

Clinical and Translational Research Building
Room 3161/62, 1-2 p.m.


luisel-rickssanti-resize-smLuisel Ricks-Santi, Ph.D.

Director, Research Cancer Center; Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Hampton University

“Affluence Does Not Influence Breast Cancer Clinicopathological Characteristics or Outcomes in African American Women.”

Tuesday, January 10

Clinical and Translational Research Building
Room 3161/62, 12-1 p.m.