Upcoming Events

Fri Apr 20, 2018

John A. Lynch Lecture Series: Causes and Consequences of Chronic Pain


Location: Reading Room, Jordan Hall of Science

Vania Apkarian, Ph.D., professor of physiology, anesthesia, and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University, focuses on unraveling brain mechanisms that underlie acute and chronic pain, and more broadly, studies how the brain processes information that gives rise to perception.

His team is focused on disentangling brain circuitry shared between chronic pain and addiction, which can transform research into clinical treatment and prevention of chronic pain.…

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Thu May 3, 2018

Charles Edison Lecture Series: Precision Medicine and Data Science


Location: 107 Carey Auditorium

Eric Laber, associate professor of statistics, North Carolina State University, specializes in nonregular asymptotics, dynamic treatment regimes, and machine learning. Precision medicine holds tremendous potential to improve patient outcomes while reducing resources and treatment burden. Laber will review some of the basic methodologies used in data-driven precision medicine, the limitations of the framework in which these methods were developed, and discuss the need for an expanded framework that may narrow the existing research-practice gap.…

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