When: Apr 6, 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: DHMC Auditorium G
Presenters: Michael Krauthammer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Center for Medical Informatics and Dept. of Pathology
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Description: The talk will illuminate how the availability of high-throughput technologies, the arrival of novel targeted and immunotherapies, and the application of integrative data analysis techniques are changing the way we treat cancer patients. With a particular focus on skin cancer (melanoma) treatment, the talk will show how an emerging data-driven molecular disease classification enables precise and patient-specific treatment decisions. It will also discuss the need to establish oncology learning networks that allow for the rapid exchange of clinical and genotypic information for continuous refinement of treatment models. The second part of the talk will examine the role of informatics in patient trajectory management that relies on sequential data analysis for studying patient journeys across health and disease states. Using trajectories derived from large claims databases, the talk will demonstrate the potential of the approach in managing patients with heart disease. The third part of the talk will highlight the emerging role of informatics in helping health care professionals to navigate an increasingly digital clinical space, and the need to train computational experts across the many intersections of biomedicine and informatics.
About the Presenter: Dr. Krauthammer’s career spans across both medicine and biomedical informatics: He currently holds the position of Associate Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, with affiliations in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Pathology and Applied Mathematics. Prior to that, he received his M.D. degree at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. After clinical work in internal medicine and surgery, he obtained a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Krauthammer’s lab at Yale University is analyzing large text and image corpora, as well as high dimensional Omics data, with a focus on developing diagnostic, prognostic and predictive models of disease. Dr. Krauthammer is the recipient of multiple large NIH and foundation grants, the author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications, and a leading figure in biomedical informatics teaching and education.
Event contact information: Brian Goodness, Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
Phone: (603) 646-7000