Webinar: Leveraging Data Science Approaches to Address Environmental Health Challenges in Africa
September 13, 2020

The United States National Institute of Health is hosting a series of virtual events, the State of Data Science Series, including weekly discussions on a range of data science topics.

As part of this series on Wednesday, September 23rd at 9:00 am EDT the NIH will host a session on Leveraging Data Science Approaches to Address Environmental Health Challenges in Africa. This session will explore unique aspects and analytic challenges of environmental health data and will highlight recent data science approaches to characterizing hazardous exposures on the African continent, connecting environmental exposures to health outcomes, and reducing the risk of disease connected to the environment. The event will include a 90-minute session of panelist presentations and Q&A, followed by an optional 30-minute networking activity.


·         Gwen Collman, Acting Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


·         Kiros Berhane, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
·         Engineer Bainomugisha, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, School of Computing & IT, Makerere University
·         Caradee Wright, Senior Specialist Scientist, Environment and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council


Schedule of upcoming events

Register to participate at https://bit.ly/nih-dsiafrica-register. After your registration is reviewed, you will receive instructions for joining the KIStorm platform, which is hosting the event on behalf of NIH. If you have already registered for the DS-I Africa Virtual Symposium, you can join through KIStorm as you have for past events.

Please contact DSIAfrica.Symposium@mail.nih.gov with questions about the program or contact support@knowinnovation.com for technical issues joining KIStorm.

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