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  1. Portrait of Duke Rubenstein Fellow Eric Perakslis, PhD
    February 12, 2019

    In late January of this year, we welcomed health data expert Eric Perakslis, PhD, to Duke Forge as a Rubenstein Fellow. In Eric’s first blog...

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    January 14, 2019
  3. Dr Califf
    January 3, 2019

    This blog post continues our series on the power of words - especially the ones we apply to people. This post, co-authored...

  4. Dr Califf
    December 20, 2018

    Academic medical centers and the universities that house them have become big businesses. To take two examples: Duke and Stanford University (together with their associated health systems) are relatively modest in size by...

  5. Dr Califf
    December 13, 2018

    “What is above all needed is to let the meaning choose the word, and not the other way around.”

    --George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language”

    One thing that I quickly learned during...

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    December 6, 2018

    Convolutional neural networks. Random forests. Hyperplanes. Multilayer perceptrons. Confusion matrices. As more clinicians and biomedical researchers wade into the disciplines of data science and machine learning, they quickly find themselves...

  7. Portrait of Duke Forge Director Erich S. Huang, MD, PhD
    September 20, 2018

    In the kickoff symposium for Duke Forge in 2017, I noted that that a 2012 issue of the Harvard Business Review heralded “data scientist” as the “...

  8. Portrait of Duke Forge Co-Director Megan E.B. Clowse, MD. MPH
    September 10, 2018
  9. Yousef Zafar, MD
    August 27, 2018

    “One day, all cancers will be rare cancers.”

    I remember oncologist and Flatiron vice president Neal Meropol saying this at a...

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    August 22, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: AI unleashed on culprit genes in rare diseases; nightmare Ebola scenarios; quitting smoking still good for your health; Twitter bots have thoughts on vaping; CRISPR applied to human embryos; Medicaid work requirements and...

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