BMI 205: Precision Practice with Big Data

  • Location: Li Ka Shing Center, Room 120 Seminar Room, Stanford University.
  • PLEASE NOTE: On October 19, 2016, class will be in LKSC 130
  • Time: Wednesdays 12:30-1:20pm, lunch will be provided and served at 12:00pm.
  • VIDEOS: Recordings will be posted after each lecture.

Schedule, Fall 2016

Date Presenter Department Title Slides Reading Questions
Sep 28 Jennifer Frankovich Pediatrics
Examples of how an MD can use informatics to improve clinical care Introduction Slides
None W1_Questions
Oct 5 Daniel Rubin Radiology
Medicine (BMIR)
Research Discovery and Precision Practice with Unstructured Biomedical Data Slides Rapid-Learning System for Cancer Care
Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America
Oct 12 Trevor Hastie Statistics
Biomedical Data Science
Statistical Learning with Big Data Slides REVEL: An Ensemble Method for Predicting the Pathogenicity of Rare Missense Variants W3_Questions
Oct 19 Sylvia Plevritis General Radiology Radiogenomics of Nonsmall Cell Lung Carcinoma - Prognostic PET 18F-FDG Uptake Imaging Features Are Associated with Major Oncogenomic Alterations in Patients with Resected Non−Small Cell Lung Cancer
Identifying Prognostic Imaging Biomarkers by Leveraging Public Gene Expression Microarray Data— Methods and Preliminary Results
Oct 26 Stephen Montgomery Genetics and Pathology Genetics of Gene Expression Slides Local genetic effects on gene expression across 44 human tissues
The role of regulatory variation in complex traits and disease
Nov 2 Robert Shafer Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine Point-of-care Testing for HIV Drug Resistance Slides None W6_Questions
Nov 9 Robert Tibshirani Health Research & Policy, and Statistics Cancer detection via the lasso and customized training Slides Molecular assessment of surgical-resection margins of gastric cancer by mass-spectrometric imaging W7_Questions
Nov 16 Hulya Farinas Senior Principal Data Scientist, Pivotal Pivotal Data Science Practice Slides None W8_Questions
Nov 23 No Class Enjoy your break!
Nov 30 Eric Brown Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Watson and Cognitive Computing for Healthcare Slides Automated Problem List Generation from Electronic Medical Records in IBM Watson W9_Questions
Dec 7 Joshua Knowles Cardiovascular Medicine Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Personalized public health epitomized Slides Familial hypercholesterolaemia is underdiagnosed and undertreated in the general population: guidance for clinicians to prevent coronary heart disease
Treatment Gaps in Adults With Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia in the United States


  • Welcome to BIOMEDIN 205!
  • Lunch will be served before each lecture.


Mailing List

Non-enrolled students who would like to receive announcements: please email Alice Yu ( your request with BMI 205 included in the subject line.


The only requirement is weekly attendance. If you are unable to attend, you will need to view the videotaped seminar (see top of the page) and complete a short written assignment / answer questions based on the content of the seminar. These make-up questions will be posted shortly after lecture and are due prior to the next scheduled talk. Submit by emailing to Alice Yu ( with BMI 205 at the beginning of the subject line.

Past Quarters

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