Seminars and Events

Artificial Intelligence Research for Health

Navigating the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Virtual Only)

Event Details

Speaker: Thomas A. Buchanan, USC – Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI)

The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides a broad array of expertise and services across USC and CHLA for the development and conduct of clinical, health service and community-partnered research. This presentation will describe those service and how to access them. I will also provide an update on the Health Data Innovation Program, which provides access to health system data and related databases for research.

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Host: Michael Pazzani, Principal Scientist

The AI Research for Health seminar features AI and health researchers presenting their research on AI and Data Science with an impact on human health. The goal is to foster new collaborations among researchers in these fields.

Register for zoom by clicking here: Webinar Registration – Zoom

Speaker Bio

Thomas A. Buchanan, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Physiology and Biophysics; Vice Dean for Research; Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes in the Department of Medicine. He is also the founding director of the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Scientifically, Dr. Buchanan conducts research into the etiology, pathogenesis, genetics and prevention of gestational and type 2 diabetes with a focus on diabetes in Hispanic Americans. Buchanan and colleagues have conducted longitudinal studies of high-risk individuals to define patterns of change in insulin resistance and insulin secretion that lead to type 2 diabetes. Based on their findings, they then conducted the first successful type 2 diabetes prevention study in the United States. 

Administratively, Dr. Buchanan has championed the development of clinical and translational research at USC, first through his role as director of the General Clinical Research Center from 1996-2010. Since 2010, he has been director and principal investigator of USC’s new Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI). During his career, Dr. Buchanan has brought more than $180 million in extramural research funding to USC and the Keck School. He has been ranked as highly 1st at USC and 50th world-wide in annual NIH funding.  Dr. Buchanan received his medical degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, where he completed residency training in internal medicine. He completed his fellowship training in endocrinology and metabolism at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.