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2019 Summer Internship

2019 DBMI summer interns

9th Annual UC San Diego Department of Biomedical Informatics Summer Internship Program Symposium Recap

Previously, over 100 summer interns participated this program. This year, a total of 14 students presented during the symposium.

Event held Friday August 23, 2018 

Opening Presentation: 

Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD

Keynote Speaker: 


Valerie Florance, PhD, FACMI

Director of Extramural Programs Division and Associate Director of National Library of Medicine (NLM) 

Presentation Title: Careers in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science: 3 Questions 


Andrew Shen & Marehan Waly

Presentation Title:  Full Stack Web Development and Database Design (PDF)

Advisors: Dr. Lucila Ohno-MachadoKai Postand Paulina Paul

Jeffrey Tellew

Presentation Title: Contract-based On-chain Training Certificate Logging (PDF)

Advisors: Dr. Tsung-Ting Kuo and Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado

Jade Licerio 

Presentation Title: Diabetic Care and Prevention (PDF)

Advisors: Dr. Amy Sitapati and Dr. Barbara Berkovich

Joshua Fuller 

Presentation Title: Using NLP for Vancomycin induced Toxicity (PDF)


Charles Yu 

Presentation Title: Using Digital Phenotyping to Assess Cognitive Status of Patients with Advanced Liver Disease (PDF)

Advisor: Jejo Koola, MD, MS

Yoon Kang

Presentation Title: HRS Risk Prediction (PDF)

Advisor: Dr. Jejo Koola

Gabriela Betancourt 

Presentation Title: Revamping the Antibiotic Time Out Workflow (PDF)

Advisor: Dr. Robert El-Kareh

Scott Phillips

Presentation Title: Annotation and Reporting of Cancer Bio-Repository Data (PDF)

Advisor: Dr. Olivier Harismendy

Justin Castro

Presentation Title: Applying Supervised Learning to Aid the Coding of Qualitative Data (PDF)

Advisors: Dr. Cinnamon Bloss and 

Kevin Ngo

Presentation Title: Using Deep Learning to Assist in Coding Qualitative Research Data (PDF)

Advisors: Dr. Cinnamon Bloss and 

Madeleine Myers

Presentation Title: Physician Perceptions of Consumer Health Technology (PDF)

Advisors: Dr. Cinnamon Bloss 

​Sneha Lakshmanan

Presentation Title: Interplay of Decision Styles and Attitudes Toward Privacy in a Large Patient Cohort (PDF)

Advisors: Dr. Cinnamon Bloss 

Bolarin Lawrence

Presentation Title: Information Visualization for CURES Data (PDF)

Advisors: Dr. Gregory Polston and 

Closing Presentations:

Jejo Koola, MD, MS
Internship Director

Tsung-Ting Kuo, PhD
Internship Director