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Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon: Isaac Kohane and David Shaywitz

March 21st, 2023 ~ 04:30pm - 06:00pm

Countway Library, Room 102 at Harvard Medical School in Boston or join us via Zoom (access the Zoom registration link via Eventbrite's "Online Event Page" after registering with Eventbrite).

A monthly conversation about medicine, biology, computers, and entrepreneurship, hosted by Harvard OTD and the HMS Dept. of Biomedical Informatics. Open to all.

Fireside Chat

Isaac Kohane, Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), HMS

Interviewed by

David Shaywitz, DBMI lecturer and VP-Distinguished R&D Fellow, Data and Digital at Takeda

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Featured Speaker

Isaac “Zak” Kohane, MD, PhD

Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), HMS

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Isaac “Zak” Kohane, MD, PhD, is the inaugural chair of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, whose mission is to develop the methods, tools, and infrastructure required for a new generation of scientists and care providers to move biomedicine rapidly forward by taking advantage of the insight and precision offered by big data. Kohane develops and applies computational techniques to address disease at multiple scales, from whole health care systems to the functional genomics of neurodevelopment. He also has worked on AI applications in medicine since the 1990’s, including automated ventilator control, pediatric growth monitoring, detection of domestic abuse, diagnosing autism from multimodal data and most recently assisting clinicians using whole genome sequence and clinical histories to diagnose rare or unknown disease patients. His most urgent question is how to enable doctors to be most effective and enjoy their profession when they enter into a substantial symbiosis with machine intelligence. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American College of Medical Informatics.

David Shaywitz

DBMI lecturer and VP-Distinguished R&D Fellow, Data and Digital at Takeda

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A physician-scientist by training, Dr. David Shaywitz has focused his career on biomedical innovation as an operator and investor. He is currently VP-Distinguished R&D Fellow, Data and Digital at Takeda; a lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School; and an adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

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