Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series
CANCELLED EVENT: Precisely Practicing Medicine from 700 Trillion Points of Data
When: Oct. 5th, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented By: Atul Butte, MD (UCSF)
Atul Butte, M.D.
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
About this Class
There is an urgent need to take what we have learned in our new data-driven era of medicine, and use it to create a new system of precision medicine, delivering the best, safest, cost-effective preventative or therapeutic intervention at the right time, for the right patients. Dr. Butte's teams at the University of California build and apply tools that convert trillions of points of molecular, clinical, and epidemiological data -- measured by researchers and clinicians over the past decade and now commonly termed “big data” -- into diagnostics, therapeutics, and new insights into disease. Dr. Butte, a computer scientist and pediatrician, will highlight his center’s recent work on integrating electronic health records data from over 8 million patients across the entire University of California, and how analytics on this “real world data” can lead to new evidence for drug efficacy, new savings from better medication choices, and new methods to teach intelligence – real and artificial – to more precisely practice medicine.