26Oct, 2020

“Outbreak Informatics from Ebola to Covid-19: Lessons Learned and Unlearned” with Eric Perakslis

Zoom - Wednesday, November 11 - 5:00 p.m.

The University of Kentucky International Society for Pharamceutical Engineering (ISPE) student organization will host a seminar related to the COVID-19 pandemic on November 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The talk will be given by Eric Perakslis, Ph.D., former chief information officer and chief scientist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is titled, “Outbreak Informatics from Ebola to Covid-19:  Lessons Learned and Unlearned.”

Perakslis is currently a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University, where his work focuses on collaborative efforts in data science that span medicine, policy, engineering, computer science, information technology and security while also contributing to training and mentoring future leaders in the field. Immediately prior to his arrival at Duke, he served as Chief Scientific Advisor at Datavant, Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and Strategic Innovation Advisor to Médecins Sans Frontières.

As a Rubenstein Fellow, Perakslis is developing and leading cross-campus collaborations that span programs as diverse as medicine, public policy, engineering, computer science and information technology with the overarching goal of helping to position Duke University as a global leader in data science applications and training.

ISPE is a collegiate/professional organization. Students gain real-world advice from actual pharmaceutical engineers and can learn more about the field. RSVP here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Students, Graduate / Professional Students, Faculty / Staff, Alumni, Public