A webinar discussing federal funding for research in computational health is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, from 10 to 11 a.m CST. The webinar will be broadcast remotely.
This session will provide information on new plans, give faculty an opportunity to discuss their research, and discuss next steps for how Vanderbilt can build its leadership in this space and shape future opportunities. This includes research on human biology, both under healthy and disease conditions, as well as computational approaches to developing new biomedical or health treatments or technologies. Agencies to be discussed include the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Defense (DOD).
The federal government currently has a major priority to increase investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and many federal agencies are looking at applications related to biomedical research and health care. Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC will discuss the federal landscape of computational health research opportunities in AI, machine learning and computational approaches to health care and biomedical research.
About the presenters
Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC, is a leading government relations firm specializing in advocating for the public policy interests of institutions of higher education and other research and education organizations. Lewis-Burke is a resource to faculty to help expand their access to federal funding by providing advice on funding trends, identifying new funding opportunities, and discussing barriers and advice to overcome funding challenges.
Miriam Quintal boasts a decade of advocacy at Lewis-Burke, managing the federal relations portfolios for large academic institutions, scientific societies and facility management organizations. Quintal co-leads the firm’s National Science Foundation practice and works closely with the higher education and research advocacy community to champion the foundation. Miriam’s issue expertise includes basic research (National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Energy Office of Science), STEM education, computing and computational science, math and physical sciences, engineering, and space and astronomy.
Leland Cogliani has over 15 years of experience advancing science and technology priorities for research institutions. As the firm’s lead for Department of Energy issues, Cogliani is a leading voice in the higher education and research advocacy community to advance basic and applied energy research and development programs. His issue expertise includes basic and applied energy research (DOE Office of Science; ARPA-E; renewable, energy efficiency, fossil, nuclear and grid-related research), DOE national laboratories, nuclear security and nonproliferation, and congressional appropriations and budget issues.
Dr. Nicole Parker supports the Lewis-Burke biomedical research portfolio in areas concerning federal research policy, higher education, workforce, and health care policy with a focus on the National Institutes of Health and other grant-making agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services. She uses her prior experience as an academic researcher and contractor in various offices within NIH to approach clients’ needs in their biomedical research portfolio. Parker has a passion and an in-depth knowledge of efforts to broaden participation in the STEM field and improve biomedical research workforce training.