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Ogunyemi To Give Next Lovelace Lecture

head and shoulders of Dr. Omolola Ogunyemi
Dr. Omolola Ogunyemi

Dr. Omolola Ogunyemi will deliver the NLM Ada Lovelace Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. ET via videocast. She will discuss “Tackling Diabetic Retinopathy in a Safety Net Healthcare Setting with Telehealth and Machine Learning.”

The talk will describe the approach taken to address diabetic retinopathy in a medically underserved area (South Los Angeles) by researchers in the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, using telehealth and machine learning on data from patient electronic health records.

Ogunyemi is director of Drew University’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and a co-chair of the UCLA CTSI’s biomedical informatics program. She is also an adjunct professor of radiological sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA with the medical and imaging informatics group. She was recently a principal investigator on a National Library of Medicine-funded R01 grant to develop a variety of machine learning approaches for identifying patients with latent/undiagnosed diabetic retinopathy from electronic health records or digital retinal images. 

Her talk will be broadcast live and archived at

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