AI Health virtual seminar: What are informatics and data science, and why do they matter in health?

March 28, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Event sponsored by:

AI Health
+DataScience (+DS)
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Center for Computational Thinking
Computer Science
Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)
Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs - Pratt School of Engineering
School of Nursing (SON)


Duke AI Health



W. Edward Hammond, PhD; Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health, Research Professor in the School of Nursing, Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Warren Kibbe, PhD; Professor in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Shelley Rusincovitch, MMCi; Managing Director, Duke AI Health

The disciplines of informatics and data science are critical to the use of technology in clinical research and healthcare. In this one-hour virtual seminar, we'll discuss the foundations of these fields with 2 experts:

Dr. Hammond, who is one of the great pioneers in medical informatics and a founding member of HL7®; and

Dr. Kibbe, who is chief for Translational Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and Chief Data Officer for the Duke Cancer Institute.

Our conversation will include what the COVID-19 global pandemic has taught us about challenges and opportunities in data infrastructure, a debate on the future and direction of the HL7® FHIR® standard, and a broad-ranging perspective into the evolution and future of informatics and data science.