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Workshop: Applications of AI/ML in Health Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity
We are pleased to announce a workshop on September 9, 2023 at the University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus in Room 165 to disseminate scientific information related to applications of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) in healthcare and how it might be utilized for health disparities research; provider an opportunity for Atlanta area researchers on AI/ML in healthcare to network; and engage current and future healthcare researchers and practitioners who are from underrepresented communities in the research and practice of AI/ML.
Speakers will include researchers and practitioners in the fields of AI/ML, health disparities, and their intersections. The workshop will conclude with a brainstorming session to discuss future research priorities and directions.
Confirmed speakers include:
Dr. Joyce Ho, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Emory University
Dr. Min (Michelle) Chen, SunTrust Bank Professorship & Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, College of Business, Florida International University
Dr. Hui Shao, Associate Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Early stage researchers and students are encouraged to attend. The workshop is free to attend but an approved application is required. For questions, please contact Dr. Zhuo Chen at [email protected].
Travel Fellowships Available
Ten travel fellowships are available. The travel fellowship will cover up to $750 for each participant, including airfare, local transportation, and accommodation. Receipts are required for reimbursement. Additional funding may be available. Travel fellowship will be awarded on a rolling basis until the funding is depleted. Students and early stage researchers from underrepresented communities will receive priority for the fellowship. Under-represented populations in AI/ML, as defined by the National Science Foundation (https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsf23315/report/introduction), include women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to apply as early as possible. To apply for the travel fellowship, please follow instructions in the registration link https://forms.office.com/r/yv41qNzYFz.
About the NIH AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center
The AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center was established to enhance diversity in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), with an emphasis on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity. We hope to achieve this by engaging in a fair, equitable, and transparent process of building a consortium of AI/ML to promote health equity and an inclusive and diverse workforce. Many communities have untapped potential to contribute new expertise, data, recruitment strategies, and cutting-edge science to the AI/ML field. The AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center seeks to increase participation and engagement through mutually beneficial partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and outreach to advance health equity.
Organized by Project Team – PIs:
Dr. Zhuo Chen
Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, University of Georgia
Health Disparities Workgroup, College of Public Health, The University of Georgia
Dr. Henry Young
Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia