Tutorial Speakers

ICITCS2017 Tutorial in Translational Informatics: Balancing Functionality and Security

Julio C. Facelli, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics; Director, Center for High Performance Computing
Dr. Facelli is interested in the biomedical aspects of nano materials and nano delivery systems. This research interest is both in the semantic and modeling areas of biomedical informatics. In the semantics area he seeks to define data models that can describe and characterize nanomedical materials in such a way that information about them can be interchanged among different organizations. In the simulation area he works to develop computational models that can predict the effectiveness of different nano delivery systems upon knowledge of their physical, chemical, and eventually atomistic properties.

Thomas E. Cheatham
Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Center for High Performance Computing

Bernard A. LaSalle
He is a clinical instructor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics with a focus on research data management, terminology and data integration. He is also the Operations Director of the Biomedical Research Informatics Service Core, which is part of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.His areas of expertise include the following: clinical research data management, database design, clinical trials, data ethics, and biospecimen management.Bernie is currently an American Medical Informatics Association Scientific Program Committee memeber (2014-2015), teaches the MSCI 6020 course: Clinical Research Data Management (2003 -present) and is a facilitatior for the Foundations in Medicine Case Based Learning program (2013 – present)”Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=mcVNjdkAAAAJ&hl=en

Ramkiran Gouripeddi
Biomedical Informatics – Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Ram Gouripeddi earned his MS from Arizona State University (2009) and his medical degree from MGR Medical University, India. He has broad interests in clinical and clinical research informatics. He participates in research in which investigators attempt to understand the requirements of the clinical research community and develop the means and tools to enable, accelerate and scale clinical research. In particular, these are in the use of informatics methods for comparative effectiveness research and health-services research; machine learning and data mining for knowledge discovery and personalized medicine; biomedical data modeling; biomedical terminologies and ontologies. Dr. Gouripeddi was previously a Research Associate with the office of the AVP for Health Sciences Information Technology and continues to work with the FURTHeR team. He played an instrumental role in extending and deploying FURTHeR as a platform for comparative effectiveness research. Dr. Gouripeddi practiced medicine before obtaining his informatics training from Arizona State University.

Younghee Lee
Biomedical Informatics – Assistant Professor
She is particularly interested in a bioinformatics approach in order​ to understand genome variation in complex human disease and develop research infrastructure for characterizing biological mechanisms connecting genotype to phenotype, with emphasis on alternative splicing as an important source of molecular diversity.

Samir E. AbdelRahman
Biomedical Informatics – Assistant Professor
Dr. Abdelrahman earned B.Sc. in Operations Research, and M.Sc, Ph.D. in computer science (artificial intelligence domain). He has trained as a research scholar in highly prestigious universities; namely the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, Vanderbilt University, the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and the University of Utah. Since 2010, he has been a research scholar in biomedical informatics domain. He has conducted several predictive analytics projects at University of Utah Health Care to predict patient risk factors and outcomes in the areas of congestive heart failure readmissions, clinic appointment no-shows/last-minute cancellations, bleeding or readmission events following left ventricular assist device implantation, pneumonia mortality, and sepsis. Currently, Dr. Abdelrahman is a faculty at Cairo University (Egypt) and the University of Utah in computer science and biomedical informatics domains respectively.



Tutorial in Translational Informatics: Balancing Functionality and Security Schedule( 4hrs )

00:00 Introduction to Translational Informatics: Computational and Security Challenges
Professor Julio C. Facelli (30 minutes)

00:30 Data Integration Methods
Professor Ramkiran Gouripeddi (45 minutes)

15 minutes break and Q&A

01:30 Genomics for Translational Science
Professor Younghee Lee (30 minutes)

02:00 Predictive Modeling in Translational Science
Professor Samir Abdelrahman (30 minutes)

15 minutes break and Q&A

02:45 Building a Complaint/Secure environment for Translational Science
Professor Thomas Chatham III (30 minutes)

03:15 Open Source Software for Translational Informatics
Professor Bernard LaSalle (45 minutes)