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December 2022

The Biomedical Data Science Innovation Lab (BDSIL) is seeking applications! Read below to learn more about this exciting grant-writing workshop opportunity for early career faculty and researchers.

2023 BDSIL: Data Science and the Public Health Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 26-30, 2023 • Kenmore, Washington


Applications due January 8, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET

Join us for the 2023 BDSIL: a unique hybrid program consisting of online team-building activities and a series of scientific presentations that lead-up to an all-expenses-paid, 5-day in-person intensive workshop at The Lodge at St. Edward Park in Kenmore, Washington!


Working under the direction of professional facilitators and the guidance of experienced mentors, teams at this year's event will develop interdisciplinary projects to generate creative strategies on the use of data science approaches for predicting health effects secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the lab will include opportunities for learning about NIH and NSF funding through interaction with program officers.


In the words of BDSIL Director Dr. Jack Van Horn, "We help to encourage interdisciplinary teams, comprised of biomedical and computational scientists, to think differently, spark new ideas, develop novel research projects, challenge themselves, and to be innovative." Junior faculty or late career post-doc fellows from the biomedical fields or the quantitative and data science disciplines are highly encouraged to apply. Priority acceptance will be given to those who apply early, so apply today through the BDSIL website!

Check out pictures from the 2022 BDSIL at the Boar's Head Resort in Charlottesville, VA

2023 Biomedical Data Science Seminar Series

Fridays through May at 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET 

In coordination with the in-person Innovation Lab, all are invited to attend the free, virtual 2023 Biomedical Data Science Seminar Series focused on the many data science and health challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are already dozens of thought-provoking seminars featured on the Foundations of Biomedical Data Science YouTube Channel, with an excellent line-up of more seminars to come this spring composing of experienced speakers from NIH, Duke University, University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and more! Check out the full schedule on the BDSIL website.


What past participants have to say about the BDSIL and Seminar Series 

"The whole process was magical. At the end you have an amazing set of projects, and people that you legitimately want to work and hangout with." - 2022 BDSIL Participant 


"What a great experience this was! Excellent speakers and mentors! But the best part was meeting all the incredibly smart and motivated participants, each bringing ideas and different expertise to the table!" - 2021 BDSIL Participant 

"It's super exciting and very stimulating. It's a very unique opportunity to make a lot of progress very quickly." - 2019 BDSIL Participant 


What are you waiting for? Tune in to this year's Seminar Series and apply to the 2023 Biomedical Data Science Innovation Lab by January 8, 2023! 

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