News & Events
Featured faculty: Ida Sim, MD/PhD
JAMA Editor in Chief Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, in conversation with Ida Sim, Professor of Medicine, UCSF and CPH co-Director, about the promise and perils of AI in the clinical encounter, and how to keep humanity at the center.
Source: JAMA Network
September 27, 2023
Featured faculty: A. Jay Holmgren, PhD
Host Dr. Christine Sinsky, AMA Vice President of Professional Satisfaction, and guest A Jay Holmgren, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research, discuss how assessing Epic Signal data and other EHR metadata can be a useful tool for evaluating team-based interventions to reduce inbox volume.
Source: American Medical Association
September 13, 2023
Featured faculty: Ziad Obermeyer, MD; Stuart Russell, PhD
Time highlights Ziad Obermeyer’s work on detecting racial bias in algorithms and use of machine learning to improve physician decision making, and Stuart Russell’s pioneering work to make sure that AI is beneficial to humans.
September 7, 2023
Featured faculty: Atul Butte, MD/PhD
In the NEJM AI Grand Rounds podcast, Atul Butte describes his trailblazing and storied career as a biomedical informatics researcher and entrepreneur, and Chief Data Scientist for UC Health.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine
August 23, 2023
Featured faculty: Marina Sirota, PhD
Marina Sirota, principal investigator at the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at UCSF, and colleagues Dr. Tomiko Oskotsky and Dr. Jonathan Golob discuss using big data to launch a DREAM Challenge that succeeded in creating two predictive models for preterm birth risk.
Source: March of Dimes July 17, 2023
Featured faculty: Stuart Russell, PhD
Stuart Russell offers this opinion piece on “giant AI experiments”, the March 2023 open letter calling for their pause, and the role that governments may need to take if tech companies cannot control for risk.
Source: The Guardian
April 2, 2023
Featured faculty: Yulin Hswen, ScD, MPH
Yulin Hswen appointed as a JAMA associate editor in artificial intelligence and medicine. Hswen joins the editorial board, where she will help guide the strategic direction for JAMA and the JAMA Network.
Source: UCSF News July 10, 2023
Featured faculty: Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD
Julia Adler-Milstein has been appointed chief of the newly created Division of Clinical Informatics and Digital Transformation (DoC-IT) at UC San Francisco. DoC-IT will be the academic home at UCSF for applied clinical informatics researchers, UCSF’s Clinical Informatics Fellowship, and will foster research, career development, DEI and new training opportunities.
Source: UCSF News June 12, 2023
Featured faculty: Jennifer Chayes, PhD
The UC Board of Regents has voted to establish UC Berkeley’s College of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS), the campus’s first new college in more than 50 years.The college will develop, implement and share high-quality, ethics-oriented and accessible curricula, educating a diverse student body in data science, computing and statistics.
Source: UC Berkeley News May 18, 2023
Featured faculty: Ida Sim, MD/PhD
UCSF Vice Chancellor for Research, Hal Collard, announced that Ida Sim will lead UCSF’s research informatics strategy as the inaugural Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO). This role will work to advance a broad vision of technology-centric research, including artificial intelligence, computational science, and digital health.
Source: UCSF News March 6, 2023
Thursday, September 28 2023, 4-6pm PST
Ethics in the Age of AI Health Monitoring
A discussion between Anita Ho, PhD, MPH and Ida Sim, MD, PhD on remote health monitoring and artificial intelligence ethics using case studies from Dr. Ho’s new book, Live Like Nobody Is Watching: Relational Autonomy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Health Monitoring. Discussion 4-5pm, with catered reception to follow.
Presented by UCSF Bioethics, the UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, and the UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Program in Computational Precision Health
Location: Byers Auditorium, UCSF, or stream online: zoom link here
Tuesday, October 18, 2023, 3-4pm PST
CPH PhD Presentation: UC Berkeley Virtual Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair
Computational Precision Health will be presenting in the Virtual Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair, Tuesday October 18 from 2-3pm.
The Virtual Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair is for prospective professional, master's, and doctoral students to learn more about UC Berkeley, the application and funding process, and programs of interest. By attending, prospective students can access over 60 different sessions from UC Berkeley graduate programs in one hour general information sessions, panel discussions, bootcamp-style workshops, and hands-on forums.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9am-4pm PST
Toward Algorithmic Justice in Precision Medicine
In this workshop, community members will convene with health systems professionals, biomedical investigators, and AI tool developers to consider systemic flaws in data collection, datasets, and AI tools that perpetuate structuralized inequities, and how the resultant algorithmic injustices can be uncovered and addressed, enabling the equitable implementation of precision medicine. This workshop will be delivered in person and virtually.
September 12, 2023
ML4H Rising Stars Series, #5: Machine learning for clinical trials & precision medicine
A presentation by Dr. Ruishan Liu, Incoming Assistant Professor, Stanford University
August 28, 2023
ML4H Rising Stars Series, #4: LLMs for Transformative Healthcare at Scale (Med-PaLM)
A presentation by Karan Singhal, Staff Research Engineer, Google Research
August 15, 2023
ML4H Rising Stars Series, #3: Toward Next-Generation Health and Well-being
A presentation by Dr. Xuhai "Orson" Xu, Postdoc, MIT
April 19, 2023
How AI Fails Us, and How Economics Can Help
A presentation by Michael I. Jordan.
April 13, 2023
(Machine) Learning About Sudden Cardiac Death from ECG Waveforms
A joint presentation of UCSF’s Center for Intelligent Imaging (ci2) and UCB/UCSF Computational Precision Health (CPH).
April 5, 2023
How Not to Destroy the World with AI
A presentation by Stuart Russell.