Research Conferences

Health Systems Research Conference  |  University of Memphis Health Care Research Journal Club   |  Obesity Research Journal Club

Health Systems Research Conference

Purpose
To bring together individuals across Memphis interested in health systems research in order to:

  • provide a forum exchanging research ideas and presenting preliminary work, particularly by junior faculty.
  • facilitate growth and collaboration in health systems research.

Location
UTHSC Campus, 956 Court Avenue, Second floor, Coleman Building, Room D227. Parking is available in the parking garage across the street (entrance on Court Ave.)

Format
The agenda will vary from presentations to open discussions and will be announced in advance. Lunch will be provided.

Schedule
First Wednesday of each month, September through June, Noon – 1 p.m.
(Lunch available at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Oct 3, 2018

“Applying Artificial Intelligence to Identify Physiomarkers Predicting Severe Sepsis in the PICU”

Severe sepsis is a life-threatening condition occurring in approximately 8% of hospitalized children. UTHSC researchers developed a novel algorithm to predict the onset this condition in critically ill children. Their algorithm uses minute-by-minute heart rate, mean blood pressure, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and Spo2 data streams. Please join us for a discussion of their findings. (See attached publication.)  

Presenters:

  • Rishi Kamaleswaran, PhD
    Center for Biomedical Informatics, Department of Pediatrics
    Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Oguz Akbilgic, PhD
    Center for Biomedical Informatics, Department of Pediatrics
  • Robert L. Davis, MD, MPH
    Center for Biomedical Informatics, Department of Pediatrics
  • Samir H. Shah, MD, MBA, FRCPC
    Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

For more information, or to volunteer to present at upcoming meetings, contact:

University of Memphis Health Care Research Journal Club

Purpose
Presentations and discussions of practical health and health care delivery issues

Location
Fogelman College of Business and Economics, The University of Memphis

Format
Presentations followed by Q & A. Lunch will be provided.

Schedule
Usually held on the second or third Wednesday of the month six times per year from September to April, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Program Host
Cyril Chang, Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics

RSVP
Contact Janis Lamar

Obesity Research Journal Club

Purpose
Discuss basic, clinical, and translational research on the prevention and treatment of obesity. 

Location
Children's Foundation Research Institute (Le Bonheur campus)
Administrative Teleconference Room, Lobby Level

Format
Presentations followed by Q & A. Light breakfast provided

Schedule
Usually held every Thursday, 9-10 a.m.  

Contact
Angela Cooper