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Julie Kiefer

Manager, Science Communications, University of Utah Health
Phone: 801-587-1293

Mar 17, 2019 5:00 PM


On Friday, March 22, 2019, University of Utah Health and the University of Utah College of Law will host the fourth annual Frontiers in Precision Medicine symposium exploring the scientific, policy, and legal implications of precision medicine. Frontiers in Precision Medicine IV: Artificial Intelligence, Assembling Large Cohorts, and the Population Data Revolution will tackle major questions regarding the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on advances in personalized medicine. 

Session topics include challenges with assembling large cohorts, associated ethical legal and social implications, and the role of artificial intelligence and deep learning in genetic analysis and phenotyping. These issues will be discussed by national experts in personalized medicine, artificial intelligence and machine learning, genomics, epidemiology, regulatory science, and bioethics.

The symposium will feature the following features guest speakers:

  • Lon Cardon, PhD, is the Chief Scientific Officer at BioMarin Pharmaceutical, a biopharmaceutical company specializing in novel therapies for rare genetic diseases. He is also a member of the All of Us Research Program advisory panel.
  • Laura Lyman Rodriguez, PhD, Director of the Division of Policy, Communications, and Education at the National Human Genome Research Institute, designs strategies to engage the public in genomic science, and prepare health care providers for integrating genomic medicine into the clinic.
  • Jenna Wiens, PhD, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, heads the Machine Learning for Data-Driven Decisions (MLD3) research group. In 2015, she was listed in Forbes’ top “30 under 30” science innovators.
  • Steve Mutkoski, PhD, is the Worldwide Policy Director at Microsoft where he formulates company positions drawing from his deep knowledge of health priorities across the globe and key policy issues related to data privacy.
  • Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville, is also affiliated with the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law. His research focuses on the ethics of genetic research and the translation of genomic technologies into clinical care.

Each session in this full-day symposium features a panel-based format designed to incite lively dialogue and audience participation. This unique event is free and open to all members of the university community and the public.

Visit the event website for the full agenda and to register to attend.

Frontiers in Precision Medicine IV: Artificial Intelligence, Assembling Large Cohorts, and the Population Data Revolution
University of Utah Alumni House
155 Central Campus Drive
Friday, March 22, 8:00 am – 4:15 pm

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