Funded by the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative (NIH R25 EB201381), Weill Cornell Medicine, the University of Minnesota, and Johns Hopkins University is jointly offering a "Big Data Coursework for Computational Medicine (BDC4CM)" research education program between July 10 - 13, 2017 in New York City.
BDC4CM will emphasize how to navigate the interface between research and clinical practice by offering participants in-depth lectures, case studies and hands-on training from leading big data researchers. Also, new for 2017, we will organize a datathon to solve a real-world health data-driven problem. Topics covered will include data and knowledge representation standards; information extraction and natural language processing; visualization analytics; data mining and predictive modeling; privacy and ethics and mHealth and participatory medicine. Trainees will survey the most relevant research domains for big data in healthcare, interact with distinguished scholars and world-renowned experts from academia, and receive information concerning careers and opportunities in the field.
Those eligible to apply include faculty, scientists, post-doc fellows and researchers with a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent in computer science, biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, statistics, health information technology or a related degree, and graduate students currently enrolled in a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent program in computer science, biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, statistics, health information technology or a related degree.
A travel stipend will be provided to those trainees traveling from outside of New York City.
The deadline for application submission is March 31, 2017.