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Summer 2023

Confronting AIDS in Florida with artificial intelligence

A University of Florida research team is playing its part to stop the global HIV epidemic, applying the power of artificial intelligence to medical records to uncover patterns of risk and bias that have left some patients in Florida with poor access to today’s effective treatments — so effective that HIV infections are not sexually transmitted.

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upcoming and recent EVENTs

Hobi @ conferences

Artificial Intelligence

AI & Learning Health Systems

The first version of this conference was held in September 2023: the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network and UF CTSI Conference: Transforming Patient-Centered Health Care Delivery through an AI-enabled Learning Health System.

OneFlorida+ conference

HOBI Seminars

HOBI Seminars are presentations by visiting faculty, guest speakers, faculty candidates and graduate students. For recent and upcoming HOBI Grand Rounds speakers, please visit the HOBI Grand Rounds web page.


  • June 29 – Gina T. Eubanks, HOBI PhD candidate dissertation defense, “Patient and Provider Characteristics Associated with Guideline-Concordant Metabolic Screening and Monitoring Among Adults Prescribed a Second-Generation Antipsychotic”
  • May 24 – Xinsong Du, HOBI PhD candidate dissertation defense, “Reproducible Computational Workflow for Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Metabolomics Data Processing”


  • May 26 – Tianyao Huo, HOBI PhD candidate dissertation defense, “Examination of Disparities in Pediatric Lipid Screening and Management in Florida Medicaid”
  • May 24 – Satish E. Viswanath, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, “Computational Imaging for Precision Medicine: A quest for generalizable AI models”
  • April 12 – Rui Yin, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, “Machine learning modeling to facilitate the precaution and diagnosis of diseases”
  • March 31 – Richard Moffitt, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, “Building the National COVID Cohort Collaborative: Investigating Acute and Long-term Outcomes of COVID-19”
  • March 29 – Wei Zhang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Central Florida, “Computational Frameworks for Multi-omics Data Integration to Improve Disease Outcome Prediction”
  • March 1 – Matthew Ruppert, HOBI graduate student master’s thesis defense, “Optimization of Inpatient Level of Care Through Multi-Task Learning”

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