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Pan-African Pulp: A Commission by Meleko Mokgosi
9:00am, Museum of Art
In Pan-African Pulp, Botswana-born artist Meleko Mokgosi explores the history of Pan-Africanism, the global movement to unite ethnic groups of sub-Saharan African descent. His Vertical Gallery installation, which inaugurates a new biennial commission program at UMMA, features large-scale panels inspired by African photo novels of the 1960s and ’70s, a mural examining the complexity of blackness, posters from Pan-African movements from around the world, including those founded in Detroit and Africa in the 1960s, and stories from Setswana literature. Pan-African Pulp vividly connects to Detroit’s deep history of activism, where organizations such as Black Nation of Islam, The Republic of New Afrika, Shrine of the Black Madonna (Black Christian Nationalism), Pan-African Congress, and United Negro Improvement Association were founded. The renewed urgency for diversity and civil rights in Detroit, and the country as a whole, heightens the relevance of Mokgosi’s project and reveals the deep connections between these historical movements and those developing today. Lead support is provided by Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan African Studies Center and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.
Pride Outside 2021
2:00pm, Palmer Field
Come one, come all! Out in STEM, Spectrum Center, Central Student Government, and the College of Engineering are extremely PROUD to host Pride Outside 2021! Join us for music, free food and "Michgian Pride" t-shirts, a drag show, lawn games and tons of cool LGBTQ+ and affirming student organizations and local groups!
LHS Collaboratory 2021-2022 Kick-off Session
12:00pm, Off Campus Location
Presentation 1 The Learning Health (Record) System Speaker: Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, FAIMBE, FIAHSI Janet and Bernard Becker Professor and Director, Institute for Informatics (I2), Associate Dean for Health information and Data Science, Chief Data Scientist, at Washington University in St. Louis This presentation will explore the ways in Biomedical Data Science and Informatics research are helping to realize the potential of EHR technologies in the context of creating an LHS, from the optimization of workflow and human factors, to the generation of reproducible and systematic clinical phenotypes, to the delivery of emergent knowledge to both providers and patients via advance clinical decision support systems. Presentation 2 Techniques and Challenges for EHR Phenotyping Speaker: Lisa Bastarache, MS Research Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Electronic health records (EHR) contain a wealth of real world data that can be used for research purposes. However, extracting phenotype information from EHRs can be challenging. EHR phenotyping can be divided into two types: (1) Fast phenotyping which seeks to capture a broad swath of the medical phenome, and is often accomplished using coded EHR data (e.g. billing codes) and (2) slow phenotyping that seeks to achieve high precision and recall for a single phenotype, and often uses multiple EHR data types (e.g. medications, text, lab results). This talk will describe specific use-cases for both fast and slow phenotyping, and review challenges that are commonly encountered in creating research-grade EHR phenotypes.