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MED 299: Intro to Data Science

Instructor: Jejo Koola, MD
Co-Instructor: Tsung-Ting Kuo, PhD and Matteo D'Antonio, PhD
Quarter: Summer, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, BRF-II 5A07

Overview:  Projects in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at UC San Diego Health's summer internship program cover a range of topic areas and vary according to the intern's background and interests. Past projects have included predictive modeling for personalized medicine; privacy technology; natural language processing; image processing and retrieval; integration of genotypic, phenotypic, and behavioral patient data for discovery; informed consent ontology/tools; and blockchain technology.

Class organization:  In class lecture, hands-on practice, discussion and student presentation.

  • Biomedical data analysis
  • Overview of data science and informatics
  • Privacy considerations for future data stewards
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Informatics research ethics
  • The computational environment (R/RStudio, R Basics, etc.)
  • Literature reviews
  • Omics
  • Visualizing data and analyses
  • Introduction to machine learning and AI

Materials and Prerequisites:

  • Participation in a 2-Day Bootcamp, and Full Summer Curriculum Training Program
  • Learning about biomedical data analysis
  • Work with experienced faculty, postdocs and students
  • Work with a designated Mentor
  • Office space