From Science Fiction to Science: What Have I Learned Trying to Build a Fitness Tracker for the Brain

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From Science Fiction to Science: What Have I Learned Trying to Build a Fitness Tracker for the Brain


31March

Event Info
Category Date and Time
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic and Speaker
  • From the Lab to the Real World: What Have I Learned Trying to Build a Fitness Tracker for the Brain
  • Alex Leow MD PhD
    • Professor in Psychiatry and Bioengineering
    • University of Illinois Chicago
    Alex Leow

Location
  • Online - via Zoom
Event Coordinator
  • Alexandria C. Springer
  • (312) 413-0997
  • aspring1 [at] uic.edu
Video Recording
Event Details

Joining the University in 2009, Dr. Leow received clinical training in Psychiatry and research training in biomedical imaging, both at UCLA. Having co-authored more than 70 articles, Dr. Leow's current research interests focus on developing novel probabilistic reconstruction, tractography, and network analyses techniques for high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) and their clinical applications. Prior to joining the faculty of the Departments of Psychiatry and Bioengineering at UIC, Dr. Leow was affiliated with the Laboratory of NeuroImaging (LONI) at UCLA, and developed several key high-dimensional non-linear image registration techniques. Dr. Leow continues to collaborate extensively with Professor Paul Thompson at LONI, Drs. Lori Altshuler and Jamie Feusner at the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, Prof. Tony Simon at UC Davis, and Prof. Moo Chung at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with joint projects investigating a wide range of neuropsychiatric illnesses including bipolar, late-life depression, Alzheimer's disease, body dysmorphic disorder, Fragile-X syndrome, and diabetes-related neuroimaging abnormalities. Besides research, Dr. Leow enjoys playing classical piano as both an amateur soloist and a chamber musician. Dr. Leow currently performs, as a piano trio, with another physician scientist Dr. Jennifer Goldman (violin) at Rush University and Grammy award winning Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist (now retired) Donald Moline.


Audience:

Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and other affiliated professionals interested in mental health

Purpose:

To provide current information on research, treatment, and policy issues relating to psychiatry and its adjunct fields

Instructional level:

Advanced

Objectives:

  1. Understand how mobile technology and machine learning may transform brain research and mental health.
  2. Name specific examples of scientific discoveries.
  3. Some of the ethical challenges in this emerging field of digital behavioromics.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1credit AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (1) will be available for Social Workers and affiliated reciprocal agencies. Illinois Board License number 159-000112.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event is 1 credit hour continuing education.

No member of the planning committee for this activity have reported a relevant relationship with a commercial interest.  There is no conflict of interest and nothing to disclose.

Dr. Alex Leow has disclosed serving on the medical board of Buoy health, serving as a consultant to Otsuka US, and is cofounder of KeyWise AI.