U-M will hold “hackathon” for health communication, with help from Sanjay Gupta and family

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Disease outbreaks. Medical discoveries. Natural disasters. The hope — and hype — that can come with new treatment options.

Sanjay Gupta, M.D. has covered them all in his years as medical correspondent for CNN. He’s seen over and over the crucial role of communication in responding to the health effects of every kind of crisis. He’s also seen the delays, missed opportunities and even tragedy that can come from poor communication of health information.

That’s why he and his wife Rebecca have teamed up with his alma mater, the University of Michigan, to support an effort to bring new ideas and tools to health communication.

Application is now open for participation in marathon event March 23-25, focused on innovation for sharing information in times of crisis & beyond.

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National Academies of Science Webinar: Undergraduate Data Science Education

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is conducting a study on Envisioning the Data Science Discipline: The Undergraduate Perspective. The study committee needs your help in identifying key issues impacting how data science is taught. During the webinar, committee members will discuss the study’s plans and solicit your input on directions and topics the study should examine.

For questions about the webinar, please email Michelle Schwalbe at mschwalbe@nas.edu.

Register to attend the webinar.