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New grant program encourages bringing AI into health care

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DePaul University is teaming with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science to sponsor a new research grant that brings together the field of artificial intelligence with that of biomedical discovery and health care.

The new grant aims to spark collaborative research between the institutions that recognizes the opportunities and transformational potential of AI in health care. Grantees will publish their findings in peer-reviewed publications and apply for long-term extramural funding for new collaborative research between the two institutions, with the goal of results sparking commercially viable ideas for industry.

Grant funds will be awarded on a competitive basis following a peer review committee process. Proposals must include at least one principal investigator each from DePaul and from RFUMS. More information is online.

This is the latest example of a decade-long partnership between RFUMS and DePaul. The two schools seamlessly integrate a strong undergraduate and liberal studies foundation, contemporary professional health education, and state-of-the-art health and medical training facilities.

"With the recent advancements in AI and deep learning algorithms, along with the exponential increase in computational power and digital data, AI is destined to make an impact on the medical field, including clinical decision-making, early detection and diagnosis, and training," says Daniela Stan Raicu, DePaul's associate provost for research. "DePaul and RFUMS are well-positioned to bring forward this excellent and timely interdisciplinary initiative. The program will act as a hub for collaborations and research projects seeking to shift current research and clinical practice paradigms through novel theoretical concepts, methodologies, instrumentation and interventions to transform medicine and health care."

To be considered for the AI in health care grant, faculty must submit a letter of intent no later than Sept. 28, with full proposals due by Oct. 27. Contact Raicu to discuss potential research ideas suited for this initiative.

Scott Butterworth is an editor of Newsline.