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Women in Data Science @Lane Medical Library Virtual Conference

WiDS at Lane

WiDS Stanford @ Lane Medical Library is an independent event that is organized by Lane Medical Library as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference, the WiDS Datathon, and an estimated 200 WiDS Regional Events worldwide. Everyone is invited to attend all WiDS conference and WiDS Datathon Workshop events which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work.

WiDS @ Lane Medical Library aims to inspire, engage, and support data scientists and women in the field. Join us on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, for our fifth annual conference. The theme for our 2023 event is “connecting health and the environment through data.”

This event will be recorded via Zoom – register to receive the recording.


9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Colleen Cuddy — Lane Medical Library

9:10 AM - 9:55 AM
Opening Keynote — The Accidental Data Librarian: A Journey to Data Science
Dr. Lisa Federer — National Library of Medicine

9:55 AM - 10:05 AM

10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
“Connecting Health and the Environment through Data” Panelist Lightning Talks

  • Genomic Data Science for Planetary HealthDr. Julia Salzman, Biomedical Data Science, Biochemistry and Statistics (by Courtesy) @ Stanford University
  • Connecting the Dots from Bioengineering to Public Health to PathologyDr. Iny Jhun, Stanford Health Care
  • Exposure Uncertainty in Environmental Epidemiology: Statistical Approaches and OpportunitiesSaskia Comess, Interdisciplinary Environment and Resources Program @ Stanford University
  • Community Exposure Research in Bayview-Hunters PointDr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, Hunters Point Biomonitoring Foundation, Inc.
  • Precision Environmental Health Monitoring by Longitudinal Exposome and Multi-omics ProfilingDr. Xinyue "Allison" Zhang, Genetics @ Stanford University
  • Leveraging Data Science to Prevent Disease EmergenceDr. Caroline Glidden, Mordecai Lab @ Stanford University
  • The Interface of Vector Borne Disease and Community Empowerment: Creating a Healthier Community Through a Cleaner EnvironmentDr. Desiree LaBeaud, Pediatric Infectious Diseases @ Stanford Medicine

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
“Connecting Health and the Environment through Data” Panel Q&A
Sam Wilairat — Lane Medical Library (Moderator)

11:35 AM - 11:40 AM

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Closing Keynote — The Pipeline for Women in Data Science: Key Strategies with Social & Environmental Impact
Karen Matthys — Co-founder of WiDS and Executive Director of Stanford Medicine Biomedical Informatics Training Program

12:10 PM - 12:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Sam Wilairat — Lane Medical Library

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
9:00am - 12:30pm
Data Science Discussion Groups
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