The Goergen Institute for Data Science (GIDS) is seeking data science Bachelor’s and Masters’ degree students who are interested in working on biomedical and/or clinical research projects. Join us for the virtual School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD)-GIDS Medical Research Forum.

The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), GIDS, and the Health Science Center for Computational Innovation (HSCCI) are hosting a virtual Medical Research Forum for the purpose of bringing together GIDS data science students with SMD researchers who have data analytics needs. Projects can come from any area of research or discipline and will have a large data-intensive component.

The following Excel spreadsheet contains information on available projects, including titles, abstracts, preview videos, and registration links for Friday’s virtual forum.

Project themes include:

  • Evaluating Overnight Sleep Disturbances in the Inpatient Setting using the Electronic Health Record

  • Long COVID Risk Factors Using Machine Learning

  • Developing an Automated System to Classify, Count, and Assess Quality of Upper Extremity Exercises in the Clinical Rehabilitation Setting

  • Improvement of genomic variant interpretation in intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • Genetic Analysis of Expanded Repeats

Testimonials from Students:

The URMC research symposium connected me with several projects leads. Many of the conversations I had were a foot in the door onto ongoing research teams. I would highly recommend this event to any students regardless of their skill level and coding experience. Since I reached out to one particular lab group last January, I have been doing research analyzing rule inference outputs for a team in the department of computational biology.” - Alex Crystal, Class of 2022

"The medical research forum allows students to connect with like-minded individuals who are looking to apply their rigorous technical skillset to real-world issues. My work with Elaine Hill’s lab has allowed me to perform economic data analysis, using Python, R, and Stata, on pressing U.S. public health issues, including fracking expansion and the opioid epidemic. Ultimately, URMC provides GIDS students the opportunity to a make lasting, quantifiable impact on our outstanding UR community.” – Jordan Pappas ’20, December 2021 MS graduate

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

Event Details

  • Francisco, Sylvia
  • Wendy Chriss, MBA-HCM
  • Vivek Kothuru

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