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Bioinformatics & Inflammation

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ross Hall, Room 117 - The George Washington University
2300 I Street NW Washington, D.C. 20037


For more information, contact co-organizer Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS, Program Director, Integrative Medicine, and Executive Director, Office of Integrative Medicine and Health, at or 202-994-0184, or co-organizer Paul Marvar, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, or 202-994-5584.

GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is connecting academic research and inquiry across disciplines.

About this Event

Join us for GW Biomedical Cross-disciplinary Seminar Series: Connecting Academic Research & Inquiry Across Disciplines—a series of seminars that will explore a new cross-disciplinary topic each year. For the inaugural year, the focus is "Inflammation in Chronic Disease: Cause, Consequence, or Both?" and will address both the treatment and prevention of chronic inflammatory diseases.

This lecture is on “Using Machine Learning to investigate Intestinal Inflammation” with Sana Syed, MD, MS, assistant professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, UVA School of Medicine, and UVA Child Health Research Center.

Dr. Syed is a global health scientist with a background in pediatrics, gastroenterology and nutrition, and global health/epidemiology. She is on faculty at the University of Virginia in the Center for Global Health with an adjunct faculty appointment at the Aga Khan University, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Karachi, Pakistan with the overarching goal to study small intestinal structure and function in children who experience growth and vaccine failure in low- and middle-income countries around the world.

Her research focuses on understanding why a subset of children living in in low- and middle-income countries around the world develop growth and vaccine failure, an entity known as Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED).

The seminar series runs from November 2019 through September 2020. It was organized by the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology and the Office of Integrative Medicine and Health.

Can't attend in person? Please listen in via WebEx. The meeting number is 735 578 096 and the password is OIMH.

Each seminar includes a catered lunch. Registration required for lunch purposes.

The 2019-2020 seminars will focus on several areas of chronic inflammatory disease (CID) including:

  • Cancer and inflammation
  • Genomics and inflammation
  • Bioinformatics and and inflammation
  • Cardiometabolic disease and inflammation
  • Neuropsychiatric disease and inflammation
  • Precision medicine and inflammation
  • Treatment approaches and inflammation

Plus a final event on One GW Day!

The seminar series is supported by departmental funding and the generosity of Ellen J. LaBelle, MD `74, associate clinical professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and John Pan, MD, clinical professor, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, and founding medical director, Office of Integrative Medicine and Health.