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A Grand Data Challenge will beheld in conjunction with the 2016 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction and Behavior.
SBP-BRiMS is a multidisciplinary conference with a selective single paper track and poster session. The conference also invites a small number of high quality tutorials and nationally recognized keynote speakers. The conference has grown out of two related meetings: SBP and BRiMS, which were co-located in previous years.
A week-long workshop designed to provide "a comprehensive and intensive overview of the emerging science of the exposome" will be held June 12-17 at Emory University in Atlanta.
The Emory Exposome Summer Course will bring together exports from top institutions, including Johns Hopkins, Harvard, UCLA, Berkeley, NIEHS and NCATS to provide updates on scientific progress on the exposome and related areas. Interactive laboratory sessions will allow participants to use cloud-based programs to analyze exposome-related datasets.
If you are developing mobile health applications, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a mHealth Developer Portal that can help answer questions on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) may apply to mHealth apps.
Last week, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) posted some new guidance on the portal.
The White House is looking for organizations interested in hosting Precision Medicine events in their communities, which will play a vital role in making President Obama's vision of Precision Medicine a reality.
According to a website soliciting participation the Precision Medicine Initiative "requires an all-hands-on-deck approach, so as we continue the Federal Government's Work, we know that the work you are doing is just as important."
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California are teaming up to develop wireless sensors and other analytical devices that can predict and prevent the onset of pediatric asthma attacks.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $6.1 million grant to the Center for Biomedical Real-Time Health Evaluation for Pediatric Asthma (BREATHE) to study and develop the technology with a goal of reducing the incidence of medical emergencies and allowing caregivers and people with chronic conditions to monitor their health in real time.
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a flexible sensor that can measure metabolites and electrolytes in sweat and transmit its analysis to a smartphone.
According to a release from Berkeley, the device is "a flexible sensor system that can measure metabolites and electrolytes in sweat, calibrate the data based upon skin temperature and sync the results in real time to a smartphone."
Applications are open for the Global mHealth Research Training Institute, to be held June 6-9, 2016 by the Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at the Fogarty International Center.
CGHS will host the four-day institute at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This short-term, scenario-based training will promote multidisciplinary research, implementation science and novel research methodologies to a cohort of researchers from diverse fields who will help to lay the groundwork for future mHealth research projects and begin to build the evidence base for impactful technologies.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 mHealth Training Institute, to be held August 8-12 at UCLA.
The 5-day training institute brings together leaders in mobile technology and health sciences for a cross-training event for investigators with interest in mHealth. The training curriculum will cover the current state of the science in mobile technology computing and engineering, behavior change and clinical applications, and highlight the intersection among these areas for research related to health.
Stanford University, in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Research Councils of the United Kingdom (RCUK) with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is hosting a Transatlantic Data Science Workshop.
This two-day workshop will be held on March 1-2, 2016 at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
Applications have opened for the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR)/OpenSim Visiting Scholars program to be held next summer at Stanford University. The program fosters expertise and collaborations in biomechanical simulations for rehabilitation research.
According to the announcement, up to four individuals will be chosen to visit the NCSRR at Stanford University for a 5-week period during the summer of 2016, from mid-June to mid-July.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has announced a new challenge/prize competition, "Addiction Research: There's an App for that" which seeks novel mobile applications for future addition research.
The NIDA challenge seeks apps created exclusively on Apple Inc.'s ResearchKit framework. Apple released ResearchKit as open-source software designed to make it easy for researchers and developers to create apps for specific biomedical research questions.