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July 29 Lecture on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning To Explore Salutogenesis

July 9, 2024

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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Aaron Y. Lee, M.D., M.S.C.I.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) invites you to attend “Harnessing AI To Explore Health Restoration in Diabetes,” a lecture in our Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series, on Monday, July 29, 2024, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. ET. Aaron Y. Lee, M.D., M.S.C.I., University of Washington, will present this free online lecture.

His talk will focus on one of the promising areas in medical research: the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to analyze large sets of data in order to gain better understanding of the restoration of health (salutogenesis) and the development of disease (pathogenesis). 

Dr. Lee is a principal investigator on the AI-READI study, funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund’s Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program. Bridge2AI seeks to create model datasets that scientists can use with AI and ML to study grand challenges across the domains of medicine. Dr. Lee is recognized as a leader in the field of AI and ophthalmology. He is an associate professor and the C. Dan and Irene Hunter Endowed Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. 

AI-READI is generating multimodal (i.e., combining various types/contexts of data), high-quality, and ethically sourced data that will be ready for AI/ML methods to study salutogenesis, with type 2 diabetes as the disease model. 

Research on whole person health has been identified as one of NCCIH’s key scientific priorities in the Center’s strategic plan. In addition to describing AI-READI, Dr. Lee will also discuss researching the health of the whole person, not just separate organs or body systems, and provide examples of AI/ML advances from ophthalmology. 

No registration is necessary to attend, and all are welcome to view the lecture on NIH VideoCast. More information is on the event page. Please join us to hear about this timely topic!

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