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DCMB Seminar Series pres.

Application of Big Data in Medicine - Experience in China

Luxia Zhang MD, MPH (National Institute of Health Data Science at Peking University)

During the last few years, substantial enthusiasm has emerged towards the application of big data in medicine in China, in the expectation of resolving many existing challenges by combining powerful data resources with novel technologies. In the present talk, the data eco-system, status of current practice, existing challenges in the area will be discussed. In addition, the activities of National Institute of Health Data Science at Peking University will be briefly introduced.

Luxia Zhang, MD, MPH
Dr. Luxia Zhang is the professor in the renal division of Peking University First Hospital, and the Assistant Dean of National Institute of Health Data Science at Peking University. She obtained her M.D. degree at Peking University; and her MPH degree at Harvard School of Public Health.
Her research has focused on prevalence, risk factors, intervention and management of kidney disease in China. Her work provides first-hand information of kidney disease in China, and has gained wide attention internationally. During the last 3 years, she has initiated several projects based on big data and utilizing machine learning in the field of major non-communicable chronic diseases. Her studies have been published in top medical journals including the N Engl J Med, Lancet and BMJ. She was given 2016 Young Investigator Award by the Chinese Society of Nephrology. She is now the vice president of Beijing Young Nephrologists Society, and the editor of American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
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