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On April 20, 2017, IEEE EMBS Atlanta hosted Dr. Jon Duke speaking on the subject of "Health Analytics: Translating Global Data Into Precision Medicine."

Precision medicine involves optimizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease through more precise definition of the genetic, clinical, behavioral, and environmental factors that contribute to an individual's health. While the idea of more personalized healthcare delivery has been around for several decades, we are only now beginning to converge the necessary data, computational power and methods, and interoperability mechanisms to turn precision medicine into a reality. In this seminar, Dr. Duke will trace recent advances in global clinical research networks and interoperable health platforms that are ushering in this new era.

Dr. Jon Duke is Director of the Center for Health Analytics and Informatics at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Georgia Tech College of Computing. He completed his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and a master's in human-computer interaction at Indiana University. Dr. Duke's research focuses on advancing techniques for identifying patients of interest from diverse data sources with applications spanning research, quality, and clinical domains. Dr. Duke has led over $21 million in funded research for industry, government, and foundation partners. He led the Merck-Regenstrief Partnership in Healthcare Innovation and was a founding member of OHDSI, an open-source international health data analytics collaborative. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed publications, his work has been featured in the lay media including the New York Times, NPR, and MSNBC.

The IEEE EMBS society is grateful to Dr. Duke for giving this lecture.

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