Research Opportunities

Opportunities in 2022-2023

Dr. Christopher Tignanelli - Clinical Decision Support (CDS)

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Research Description:

Clinical Decision Support (CDS), implementation science, multi-modal (computer vision/NLP/structured data) AI-enabled CDS, federated learning, surgical automation

Financial Compensation: Yes


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Other desired skills: Robotics or computer vision

Dr. Sisi Ma - Clinical Causal / Predictive Analysis

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Research Description:

Applications of causal and predictive analysis in medicine

Financial Compensation: Yes


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Other desired skills: N/a

Dr. Peter B. Kang - Genomics / Epidemiological Study of Muscular Dystrophy

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Research Description:

I have two projects that may be of interest to IHI students: (1) a longstanding genomics project that seeks to solve genetically undiagnosed cases of muscular dystrophy. We have significant amounts of exome and genome data available for re-analysis. (2) a newer epidemiologic study of muscular dystrophy that requires a significant volume of medical record abstraction. I am interested in pursuing a natural language processing project to streamline this abstraction process.

Financial Compensation: Yes


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Other desired skills: Enthusiasm and a potential interest in learning about genetics

Dr. Steven Johnson - Secondary Use of EHR / CDS / Data Quality

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Research Description:

Secondary Use of EHR Data, Data Quality, Clinical Decision Support

Financial Compensation: Yes


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Other desired skills: Ability to write proper documentation

Dr. Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia - Modeling Gene Regulatory Networks

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Research Description:

The Rivera-Mulia Lab (https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/rivera-mulialab) focuses on understanding DNA replication timing, large-scale chromosome organization and their regulation and remodeling during development and evolution. We are also interested in understanding how alterations in nuclear architecture disrupt gene function in human disease and aging. To address these questions, we exploit multi-omics approaches, and are developing integrative models of gene regulatory networks.

Financial Compensation: Yes


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Other desired skills: SAMTools, BEDTools

Thomas Byrd IV, MD, MS - Evaluation/Implementation of AI-Based CDS

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Research Description:

Evaluation and implementation of AI-based clinical decision support models in healthcare

Financial Compensation: No


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Other desired skills: ML/AI knowledge and programming skills

Serguei Pakhomov, PhD - NLP: Conversational Agents

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Research Description:

Artificial Intelligence; Natural Language and Speech Processing, Conversational Agents; wearable sensors; effects of neurodegenerative disorders and medications on cognition

Financial Compensation: Yes


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Other desired skills: Interest in language modeling; familiarity with deep learning and ability to use standard deep learning libraries (e.g. pytorch, Huggingface, tensorflow))