This seminar series features one to two hour overviews of various topics involving “big data”, typically offered every other month. Topics include big data in multiple contexts: omics technologies, wearables, imaging, electronic health records, and more. 

Presenters first present their expertise which is followed by a questions and answer session with the speaker, and sometimes a panel of experts on the topic of interest. These events are engaging and interactive so attendees can get answers to questions they have or connect with audience members who may be able to help them.

A topical overview is provided, along with some examples of the types of questions that can be investigated (and answered using big data) in the given domain. Practical tips for handling the domain-specific data and the accompanying statistical analyses are also offered.

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Big Data Seminar Series: An Introduction to Health Data Compass


October 11th, 2023 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. MT.

Health Data Compass integrates a variety of data from patients seen at UCHealth and Children's Hospital Colorado. This presentation will highlight the data available via Compass and how to access that data for your research and quality improvement needs.


Michelle Edelmann, PhD

Michelle Edelmann earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience and started working with patient data during her postdoc at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Michelle joined Health Data Compass in 2016 and is now the Data Services Program Director. In this role, she has launched new service lines to allow for self-service de-identified data export and continues to optimize processes for providing data in a compliant manner to Compass end-users.

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