Events + Announcements


BDS hosts a number of events throughout the year, including workshops, special seminars, social events, and the annual BDS Symposium.

Upcoming & Recent Events

BMIR/DBDS Special Seminar with Bin Yu (UC Berkeley)

Save-the-date for this seminar, co-hosted by Stanford's Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR) and the Department of Biomedical Data Science (DBDS), on the topic of "Veridical Data Science." Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 27th 12-1pm in MSOB x275! Lunch will be provided.


DBDS Scientific Retreat on September 27, 2019

This is an internal BDS community event and retreat, which features breakfast, primary faculty group presentations, a discussion panel on possible career paths for students, a poster session, and a student workshop on building a strong DBDS graduate community. 8:30AM-5:00PM in Stanford Arrillaga Alumni Center. 


Special Seminar with Mark Yandell on December 11, 2018

Dr. Mark Yandell, from the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah, will deliver a talk on “CAE: A Computational Infrastructure for Precision Medicine” at 1:30pm PT in Munzer Auditorium on Stanford campus.


Special Seminar with William H. Janeway on October 10, 2018

Dr Janeway, Senior Advisor and Managing Director of Warburg Pincus, will be presenting a talk entitled “Doing Capitalism: As illustrated by the Founding of Life Technologies and Resolution of the BioTech Paradox” at 2:30pm in LKSC 101/102 (first floor).


BDS Symposium on September 13, 2018

This is an internal BDS community event and retreat, the first of its kind, which features breakfast, faculty presentations, a faculty strategy meeting, a student poster session, and an evening reception. 8:00AM-5:30PM in Alway M114

Community Announcements

DBDS appoints two new Associate Chairs

May 1, 2020. Two new Associate Chairs have been appointed in the Department of Biomedical Data Science: Dr. Chiara Sabatti (pictured left) has assumed the role of Associate Chair of Education & Training and Dr. Lu Tian has been named Associate Chair of Faculty Development. 


Rubin Lab students won grand prizes at the 2020 Synopsys Championship!

May 5, 2020. Two high school students in the Rubin Lab were named Grand Prize Winners at the 2020 Synopsys Championship. Aalok Patwa won Best of Championship-Biological Sciences for his project "Predicting Recurrence in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patients through Analysis of Tumor-Immune Micro Environment" and  Josh Sanyal won Best of Championship-Physical Sciences for his project “Weakly Supervised LSTM RNNs for Longitudinal Breast Cancer Recurrence Prediction via Unstructured Clinical Narratives.”


Suzanne Tamang organizing AI4Function 2020 workshop, on AI, Function, Health and Disability

March 10, 2020. DBDS Instructor, Suzanna Tamang, is co-organizing the AI4Function 2020 workshop, which will address the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in collecting and analyzing information on function and disability. This event will take place from July 11-13, 2020 in Yokohama, Japan, and proposals are due May 6, 2020. 


Suzanne Tamang will be presenting at the 2020 US Public Health Service (USPHS) Scientific and Training Symposium 

February 27, 2020. Instructor of Biomedical Data Science, Dr. Suzanne Tamang, will be presenting a talk, entitled "Veteran’s Health Administration and US Food and Drug Administration Partnering to Advance Understanding and Safety of Opioids in Minority Veterans," at the USPHS Symposium, which is a major attraction for researchers working in Health and Human Services. It is taking place from June 15-18, 2020 at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel. 


Lu Tian receives new NIH award

February 15, 2020. DBDS faculty member Dr. Lu Tian has received an award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his project, entitled "Precision Medicine by Harmonizing Real World Evidence and RCT Data." This award will be active from February 15, 2020 to January 31, 2021. 

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