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Duke AI Health Announces Data Science Fellowship Program Leadership Transition

The Duke AI Health Data Science Fellowship Program is a 2-year training program in data science with direct application for healthcare. Designed for early-career data scientists with strong backgrounds in quantitative disciplines, the program is part of a multidisciplinary, campus-spanning initiative that applies machine learning and quantitative sciences to rich sources of healthcare and administrative data, using the insights gained to improve healthcare delivery, quality of care, and the health of individuals and communities.

Under the leadership of program director Lisa Wruck, PhD, and associate director Silvana Lawvere, PhD, the Data Science Fellowship program enrolled the first fellows in February 2020, and 12 fellows have participated in the program to date.

“Dr. Wruck and Dr. Lawvere have been integral to the success of this program,” said Michael Pencina, PhD, vice dean for data science and director of Duke AI Health. “Their expertise and commitment to the trainees has created a rigorous and supportive environment for them to learn and thrive, and I’m grateful to them for creating the success of the program.”

As Dr. Wruck and Dr. Lawvere step away from the program, the leadership will transition to Matt Engelhard, PhD as the faculty director and Andrew Olson, MPP as the senior operations leader. Dr. Engelhard is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and Mr. Olson is AI Health’s Associate Director, Policy Strategy and Solutions for Health Data Science.

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New video highlights success of the spring 2023 poster showcase

A new video highlights the experience of the Duke Health Data Science Poster Showcase, held April 24, 2023 at the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Medical Education.

Created by Duke videographer Michael Blair with support from the Duke Center for Computational Thinking, the video features interviews by Matt Engelhard, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and faculty director of the AI Health Data Science Fellowship Program; and Hanxue Gu, a PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department and a member of the Mazurowski Lab who won the award for Best Computational Thinking Poster.


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Call for Participation: Posters for the April 24 Duke Health Data Science Showcase

The Health Data Science poster showcase will be held on Monday, April 24 from 12:00-2:00 PM in-person in the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Medical Education (Trent Semans). We’re excited that this cross-disciplinary event will be hosted by multiple organizations, including Duke AI Health, the Laboratory for Transformative Administration, and the Center for Computational Thinking.

We invite any member of the Duke community to propose a poster entry for participation in this event, including students, trainees, staff, and faculty. This experience is intended to be especially valuable to individuals seeking to gain experience in presenting their work in front of a scientific audience, and the poster itself can become a valuable part of an academic portfolio.

Submit your poster topic at: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1HuvnGKOY4YMa9w

The preferred deadline for poster topics to be submitted is Monday, March 13, 2023 by 11:59 PM (Eastern time).

Update on March 10: We’ve heard from several people that their research is ongoing, and we’ve decided to accept poster topics on an rolling basis, to allow everyone the full opportunity to participate.

Poster topics must be centered around health data science, but can cover a wide range of potential topics, such as statistics, informatics, machine learning, data engineering, implementation, process engineering, technology development, or applications. We especially encourage submissions describing experiences with Duke data sources. Student posters describing class projects (at both the undergraduate and graduate levels) are also encouraged.

After you submit your topic, you’ll then receive a poster template with the correct dimensions.

You’ll need to submit your finalized poster by Friday, April 14 in order to have it printed. If your poster is accepted, the event organizers will print it for you and you will have no cost to participate. The showcase will include poster judging, with recognitions including best poster.

We’re excited to do another poster session after the very successful December event, and we invite you to join us! Please email aihealth@duke.edu if you have any questions.