Photo: UCSF AI4ALL Director Marina Sirota and Co-Director Tomiko Oskotsky with 2022 UCSF AI4ALL Lecture TAs
The UCSF AI4ALL three-week program took place virtually in July with 29 talented high school students, most from California, who learned about AI applications to Biomedicine with a focus on machine learning approaches.
This program, founded and directed by Dr. Marina Sirota and co-directed by Dr. Tomiko Oskotsky, targets students from backgrounds dramatically underrepresented in AI and is free for students to attend. Students had an opportunity to engage with UCSF faculty, including many from BCHSI – Sergio Baranzini, Tony Capra, Jean Feng, Gabriela Fragiadakis, Julian Hong, Sara Murray, Katie Pollard, Ida Sim, and Catherine Tcheandjieu.
They also had a chance to participate in hands-on group research projects guided by UCSF and UC Berkeley graduate students and UCSF staff, including Leen Arnaout, Gunvant Chaudhari, Krishna Choudhary, Kenneth Gao, Albert Lee, Karla Lindquist, Bhavika Mam, Abhe Rajagopal, Poojan Shukla, Alice Tang, Maggie Tsui, Lucas Waldburger, Sarah Woldemariam, Oluwaseun Adegbite, Saumya Bollam, Shiron Drusinsky, Kate Crawford, Pooja Kathail, Santiago Lopez, Jennifer Cummings, Parker Grosjean, and Brenda Miao.
The projects focused on application of AI to biomedicine ranging in topics from identification of biomarkers in atopic dermatitis, to classifying schizophrenia from imaging data, to predicting the effect of microbiome on pregnancy outcomes.
The program concluded with the program’s Final Symposium (See Video), which featured keynote speaker Dr. Ziad Obermeyer, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at UC Berkeley, and showcased the students’ research project work.