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  1. Dr Califf
    February 12, 2018

    Amid a great deal of current excitement, shading into hype, surrounding biomedical applications for machine learning, Vanderbilt University professor of statistics Frank Harrell sounds a timely note of caution.  At his...

  2. Dr Califf
    February 9, 2018

    Years ago, when I was conducting rounds on the intensive cardiac care unit, I noticed that our savvy interns, residents, and fellows were becoming increasingly frustrated. Ever-growing clerical work was one culprit; another was the proliferation...

  3. Dr Califf
    January 25, 2018

    Recent evidence points to a series of alarming trends in U.S. health outcomes. Overall life expectancy has declined for the second year in a row, deaths from...

  4. Dr Califf
    October 18, 2017

    After considerable discussion, polling, and “socializing,” we have officially arrived at a name for our new center for actionable health data science – the Forge. We chose a name that would capture the essence of what we’re working to build at...

  5. June 30, 2017

    We are entering an era in which the full stream of biomedical data—from genes to genome, to traditional medical data gathered from EHRs, to social interactions and environmental context—will enable us to better understand the drivers of health...

  6. June 19, 2017

    Following the completion of a truly inspiring experience at FDA, I chose to return home to Duke while also devoting half of my time to Verily Life Sciences, a member of Google’s Alphabet family.  Many people have asked me why I made this choice....

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