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Analysis and Dissemination of School-based Immunization Data to Improve Public Health Outcomes in Missouri
Presenter:

Angela Johnson

Date:

03-25-2021

Time:

3:30PM-4:00PM

Location:

Zoom

In Missouri, immunization is required for both public and private school students against common vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) including polio, pertussis, varicella, measles, mumps, and rubella; however, parents may forego vaccination for their child by claiming medical or religious exemptions. Like many states across the US, Missouri is experiencing increasing vaccine exemption rates. However, health officials

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Computational Subgroups Stratification and Precision Drug Repositioning Using Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Presenter:

Zainab Al-Taie

Date:

03-22-2021

Time:

11:00AM-12:00PM

Location:

Zoom

Enabling precision medicine requires developing robust patient stratification methods and identifying drugs tailored to homogeneous subgroups of patients from a heterogeneous population. Once discovering these subgroups, we can align patients and medications more specifically to achieve precision-based therapy. Developing de novo drugs is expensive and time-consuming with an ultimately low FDA approval rate. These limitations make developing

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Virtual Campus Visit with NSF CISE AD Dr. Margaret Martonosi
Presenter:

Dr. Margaret Martonosi

Date:

03-18-2021

Time:

3:30PM-5:00PM

Location:

Zoom

The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports a majority of US academic research in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) topic areas. Since February, 2020, Dr. Margaret Martonosi serves as NSF CISE AD, stewarding the CISE directorate’s $1B annual budget on behalf of research, education, workforce and infrastructure funding in CISE topic areas and for science as

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Dissertation Defense – Utilizing Blockchain Technology for Clinical Trial Optimization
Presenter:

Yan Zhuang

Date:

03-16-2021

Time:

9:00AM-10:00AM

Location:

Zoom

Clinical trials are the cornerstone of treatment discovery because they provide comprehensive scientific evidence on the safety, efficacy, and optimal use of therapeutics. However, current clinical trials are facing multiple challenges such as patient recruitment, data capture, and overall management. There are various causes of patient recruitment challenges such as inefficient advertising models, complex protocols,

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Comprehensive Exam Announcement – A Case-Control based Genomic Analysis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Presenter:

Anjana Ramnath

Date:

03-12-2021

Time:

2:30pm-3:30pm

Location:

Zoom

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a respiratory illness that affects millions of people all over the world. It is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality and a serious global public health problem. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Although the environmental causes of COPD which predominantly include cigarette smoking

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