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MedStar Health Research Institute is pleased to announce Nawar Shara, PhD, Director for the Center of Biostatistics, Informatics and Data Science (CBIDS), Associate Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University, Director BERD-CTSA (Georgetown-Howard) and Co-Director of BI-CTSA (Georgetown-Howard) as the site primary investigator of the data science training core for the Coordinating Center for the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Research Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program. This project is a new two-year, $15 million dollar award funded by the National Institute of Health.
The AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center’s initial charge will be to build a consortium of partners and engage with stakeholders. The two-year planning, assessment and capacity building award will identify priority research aims in health equity, artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as the necessary training and infrastructure.
The AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center (A-CC) will consist of 4 Cores:
- Administration/Leadership Core - Lead, recruit, and coordinate the AIM-AHEAD Consortium
- Data Science Training Core - Assess, develop, and implement data science training curriculum
- Data and Research Core - Address research priorities and needs to form an inclusive basis for AI/ML
- Infrastructure Core - Assess data, computing, and software infrastructure to facilitate AI/ML and health disparities research