Seminars/Presentations

  • When: Sep 21 2018 - 3:30pm

    Location: DHMC Williamson Building, Room 372

    Description: SYNERGY Imaging Sciences, fMRI Brain Imaging Didactic (The General Linear Model (GLM) and Single-subject fMRI Analysis), Sept.21, 3:30pm

    The Brain Imaging Lab/SYNERGY Imaging Sciences Group will hold an Imaging Didactic series on Fridays beginning September 7. Anyone with an interest in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is welcome to attend. An RSVP is recommended to ensure receiving scheduling updates and other notices.
    All sessions will be held in DHMC Williamson building, Room 372, Fridays at 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
    Sessions are taught by Jamie Ford, PhD, unless otherwise noted.

    A tentative program, to be adjusted based on input from the participants, follows.

    PROGRAM
    [9 Aug: Introduction to topics, MRI/fMRI overview]
    Note from instructor Jamie Ford: If anyone wants to join, but missed the August 9 overview, I can schedule a repeat session, or the slides are available. While not strictly necessary (it is redundant with content in the rest of the series), we have found that this summary helps many people by providing a conceptual framework for the pieces that follow. Email Jamie Ford, PhD for information, slides and to reserve space.

    7 Sep: fMRI Preprocessing background
    14 Sep: More fMRI Preprocessing background
    21 Sep: The General Linear Model (GLM) and Single-subject fMRI Analysis
    28 Sep: More Single-subject fMRI Analysis
    5 Oct: Demo Single-subject fMRI Analysis, begin fMRI group level analysis and statistics
    12 Oct: BOLD and the biological basis of fMRI
    19 Oct: More BOLD and the biological basis of fMRI
    26 Oct: (Speaker TBD) MR Physics
    2 Nov: MRI Acquisition
    9 Nov: MRI Safety and MRI Safety Screening
    16 Nov: Diffusion Tensor Imaging

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  • When: Sep 27 2018 - 12:00pm

    Location: DHMC Auditorium E

    Description:
    Biography
    Dr. Lenert works as a health systems engineer to create advanced social technical processes that address critical problems in translational and clinical research using information technology. His primary job as Chief Research Informatics Officer at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is to work to integrate clinical and research environments to create a learning health system that, in turn, supports the communities served by MUSC. A major focus of the work at MUSC is how to best use the Epic electronic health records system to bring the opportunity to participate in research to as many patients at MUSC as possible. At Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC), Dr. Lenert works to expand the learning health system to the state and throughout the south. Dr. Lenert’s research interests, in addition to the design and implementation of learning health systems, focus on the use of collaborative filtering for decision support in medicine to help clinicians with diagnostic and therapeutic reasoning and to help patients be more satisfied with their treatment choices.

    Presentation Summary
    The Learning Health System (LHS) is a model and, in some ways, a philosophical ideal, that links the practice of medicine, with its art, randomness, and inherent compromises, to the advancement of the science of human health. In an LHS, gaps in knowledge of how to practice medicine drive scientific investigation even as the results of scientific investigations advance the treatment of patients. This talk will review how informatics contributes to the foundations of the LHS and describe how advances in electronic health records systems and interoperability make learning possible at an unprecedented scale. But even as the LHS takes hold of the culture of medicine, advances in data science and artificial intelligence are disrupting our prior notions of what an LHS is by offering tools that advance the art of medicine, largely independent of the advancement of the science of human health. Examples will be drawn from the LHS developed over the past 10 years at the Medical University of South Carolina and at Health Sciences South Carolina, a statewide LHS partnership.

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  • When: Sep 28 2018 - 9:00am

    Location: DHMC Auditoriums C and D (light breakfast provided)

    Description: Light breakfast is provided so please let us know you are coming!

    Learn more and register at https://tinyurl.com/synergy-i2b2-workshop

    or email: informatics@synergy.dartmouth.edu

    Dartmouth SYNERGY is hosting a workshop on informatics and available tools, like i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside), a scalable informatics tool that enables researchers to use existing clinical data to discover patient cohorts for their clinical and translational research. Widely adopted all over the world as a standard healthcare informatics tool, i2b2 is installed in more than 100 CTSA, academic research, and industry settings internationally, and is now available at Dartmouth.

    i2b2 enables Dartmouth researchers to use existing clinical data sources to explore and discover cohorts of patients for their research purposes. The Dartmouth system is currently loaded with Dartmouth Hitchcock and Norris Cotton Cancer Center data, updated monthly, and is easily queried using common inclusion/exclusion criteria to identify potential research subjects.

    The workshop will include a short introduction and a demonstration, followed by Q&A and hands-on opportunities to experiment with this SYNERGY research tool, so bring your laptop and start discovering!

    See the attached flyer: https://synergy.dartmouth.edu/sites/default/files/pictures/i2b2_workshops_fall_2018.jpg

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  • When: Dec 13 2018 - 8:30am

    Location: Dartmouth campus (Hanover), The Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, Oopik Auditorium (room 100)

    Description: This comprehensive, all-day presentation addresses both practical and conceptual aspects of writing NIH research grant and fellowship applications. It is appropriate for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students. Dr. Robertson will spend time focusing on writing a Specific Aims page, along with the research strategy. An emphasis is given to doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between success and failure.

    All participants will receive an extensive handout, as well as a copy of “The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook” (NIH version).

    To register please email: Grant.Proposal.Support@dartmouth.edu indicating your primary department and title.

    Registration deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018.

    NOTE: This is the first of two NIH grant-writing seminars being offered on successive days (December 13th and 14th).

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  • When: Dec 14 2018 - 8:30am

    Location: Dartmouth campus (Hanover), The Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, Room 201

    Description: This half-day seminar is for Career Development Award (CDA) candidates and their mentors. It emphasizes the partnering between candidate, mentor and institution that is necessary to make these proposals successful, resulting in protected time for research. The National Institutes of Health’s mentored K Awards, and F32 National Research Service Award for individual post-doctoral fellows, are used as representative applications; the principles and fundamentals learned are transposable to the CDAs of other agencies – only the specifics vary.

    Content of the seminar includes tips and strategies on getting reference letters; selecting and getting the most from a mentor; how review criteria can be used to inform the writing of a CDA; the kinds of research and training that should be proposed, and much, much more.

    NOTE: If you haven’t previously attended the “Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals” seminar, you are strongly encouraged to attend the all-day seminar on Thursday, December 13, 2018. See https://synergy.dartmouth.edu/Write-Winning-NIH-Grant-Proposals for information and to sign up for the Dec 13 seminar. All participants will receive an extensive handout, as well as a copy of “The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook” (NIH version).

    To register please email: Grant.Proposal.Support@dartmouth.edu indicating your primary department and title.

    Registration deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018.

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