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OHSU Center for Health & Healing

3303 S.W. Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 15 2012
    SAO→ Healthcare/IT Innovation Series:Launch & Networking

    SAO→ Healthcare IT Innovation Series:Launch + Networking Event

    Details: Wed 2/15/ 2012:6–9:30pm

    OHSU Center for Health & Healing
    3303 SW Bond Ave
    Portland, Oregon  97239
    

    Speakers:

    Dr. Charles Kilo, Chief Medical Officer, OHSU 
    Eric Dishman, Dir. of Health Innovation & Policy, Intel
    

    Register: online: http://bit.ly/yqlvF3

    About the SAO Healthcare IT Innovation Series:

    Our community of healthcare executives, academic leaders,  
    software and technology companies continue to express a great  
    deal of interest in Health IT Innovation. To bring this community  
    together and kick start the year, the SAO is putting together an  
    event around Health IT Innovation on Feb 15th with OHSU’s Chief  
    Medical Officer, Dr. Charles Kilo and Eric Dishman, Director of  
    Health Innovation and Policy for Intel's Digital Health Group.   
    
    Following the launch of the series, The SAO is planning additional  
    community building Healthcare IT Innovation events & programs,  
    such as adding a Healthcare IT Innovation track for Innotech 2012.
    

    Contact: Sonya Duffin sony[email protected]

    Website
  • Thursday
    Dec 16 2010
    Portland R User Group Meetup

    Portland R User Group

    Main talk: "Rating Systems" Albyn Jones

    Lightning talk: "R, JavaScript, Protein Folds, and Compressed Sensing: A Quartet of Awesome" Kevin Lynagh

    Social hour (following talks): Le Hana Japanese Bar & Grill 3500 SW River Parkway

    Talk descriptions:

    "Rating Systems" An overview of rating systems: what is a rating system? (as opposed to polls, BCS, the NCAA RPI, bridge master points, etc), a little history (the Elo system for chess), and then a discussion of two or three in more detail, and how one might do the computations in R.

    "R, JavaScript, Protein Folds, and Compressed Sensing: A Quartet of Awesome" This talk is a lightning overview of a protein fold search algorithm based on compressed sensing. The focus of the talk will be on the algorithm's implementation and its testing; more specifically, how to complement R with other tools. I will discuss

    • speeding up R linear algebra routines
    • using Ruby to structure raw data into a lightweight SQL database accessible by R
    • presenting results on the web using Protovis and other JavaScript visualization libraries

    Details on the algorithm are online at

    http://www.dirigibleflightcraft.com/prote.cs/

    Speaker bios:

    Albyn Jones- BA UCLA 1978, PhD Yale (Statistics) 1986. I have worked as a research associate at the National Research Council, and served on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon, Reed, and as a visitor at Yale. I have worked on problems ranging from numerical analysis (error in floating point computation), to rating systems, earthquakes and microarray analysis. Former students have gone on to do Good Things, like starting R Meetups.

    Kevin Lynagh- Studied organic synthesis, graphic design, and traditional French baking before getting an undergraduate degree in physics. His first scientific program was a symbolic algebra system in LISP designed to solve and typeset his freshman homework. He is not qualified to speak on any of the subjects of this talk.

    Location information:

    OHSU's Center for Health & Healing South Waterfront district http://www.ohsu.edu/x.... 3303 SW Bond Avenue Between Moody Ave. and Bond Ave., Whitaker St. and Gibbs St. At the base of the Portland Aerial Tram Streetcar stops: SW Moody & Gibbs (coming from downtown) OHSU Commons (heading to downtown) On-street parking available Bicycle parking around Gibbs and Bond near base of Tram

    Room 3171 (Conference Room 1A) Take elevator to the 3rd floor, follow signs to the Conference Center

    Le Hana 3500 SW River Parkway Corner of River Parkway and Curry Street One block south and one block east of the Center for Health & Healing

    Portland, OR 97239 - USA

    Thursday, December 16 at 7:15 PM

    Photo: http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/7/7/e/event_16962878.jpeg

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/portland-r-user-group/calendar/15624674/

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 18 2010
    Portland R User Group meeting

    Main talk: "Debugging in R" Homer Strong

    Lightning talk: "R Therapy" Everyone

    Social hour (following talks): Le Hana Japanese Bar & Grill 3500 SW River Parkway

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 21 2010
    Portland R User Group Meeting

    OHSU Center for Health & Healing Room 3171 (Conference Room 1A) (location details at end)

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    Main talk: "Spatial Analysis with R" Ben Stabler

    Lightning talk: "R Therapy" Everyone

    Social hour (following talks): Le Hana Japanese Bar & Grill 3500 SW River Parkway

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    Talk descriptions:

    "Spatial Analysis with R"

    Ben will share some recent work he did using R for spatial data visualization. He will discuss how to read shapefiles and rasters into R, how to join and process data related to those shapes, and how to generate dynamic animated map products.

    "R Therapy"

    Do you have a problem that you are trying to solve with R that you just can't get to work? A model you can't seem to specify? A graph you can't tweak? A dataset you can't tame? An interface you can't bridge? A bug you can't trap? Well, try some group theRapy.

    Bring your laptop, problem, and/or dataset and we will try to tackle the problems you are having as a group. If there are multiple problems, we can break into smaller groups. Don't have any current unresolved problems of your own? Then maybe you can help someone else, or at least learn from their problems before they are yours.

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    Speaker bios:

    Ben Stabler is a Supervising Modeler at Parsons Brinckerhoff. Parsons Brinckerhoff "provides strategic consulting, planning, engineering, and program and construction management services to both public and private sector clients ... in multiple market sectors, including transportation, power, buildings/facilities, water/wastewater, environmental, and urban/community development."

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    Location information:

    OHSU's Center for Health & Healing South Waterfront district http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/visiting/locations/chh.cfm 3303 SW Bond Avenue Between Moody Ave. and Bond Ave., Whitaker St. and Gibbs St. At the base of the Portland Aerial Tram Streetcar stops: SW Moody & Gibbs (coming from downtown) OHSU Commons (heading to downtown) On-street parking available Bicycle parking around Gibbs and Bond near base of Tram

    Room 3171 (Conference Room 1A) Take elevator to the 3rd floor, follow signs to the Conference Center

    Le Hana 3500 SW River Parkway Corner of River Parkway and Curry Street One block south and one block east of the Center for Health & Healing

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 21 2010
    Portland R User Group monthly meeting

    Main talk: "Getting Started with R" M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

    Lightning talk: "R in the Wild: Qmedtrix" Homer Strong

    Social hour (following talks): Le Hana Japanese Bar & Grill 3500 SW River Parkway

    Meet in room 3171 in the third floor conference center

    Talk descriptions:

    "Getting Started with R" will cover:

    * Downloading and installing R from CRAN on Windows, Mac or Linux. Linux includes openSUSE, Ubuntu and Fedora.
    * Running a few demos.
    * The structure of CRAN.
    * Where the documentation is on an installed system.
    * The RSeek search engine.
    

    Mr. Borasky will also have .ISO files of his R-based openSUSE appliance, which is at http://borasky-resear.... If you bring blank DVDs, copies can be burned for you. At the moment it has R, GGobi, Mondrian, Rcmdr and a bunch of natural language processing / text mining software, both in R and otherwise, and will also have the Spatial and ReproducibleResearch task views by the meeting. It will run on a 32-bit PC but may not support everyone's WiFi hardware.

    "R in the Wild: Qmedtrix" is the first of a (hopefully) recurring series of "R in the Wild" talks that explore how R is actually being used in various companies and organizations in the Portland area. Qmedtrix is "the health care reimbursement decision expert in the workers' compensation, group health and auto medical markets."

    Speaker bios:

    M. Edward (Ed) Borasky is a freelance developer / engineer specializing in applied mathematics / statistics, social media analytics research and Linux performance engineering / capacity planning. He has created Linux appliances for social media analytics research and algorithmic composition and synthesis of music. His hobby is collecting hobbies.

    Homer Strong is a research & development engineer at Qmedtrix Systems Inc. He enjoys reading through the R base package and avocado milkshakes.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 11 2009
    Funding Innovative Research: SBIR/STIR Conference

    Small business is the heart of Oregon's economy, but during these difficult economic times it can be a serious challenge to find funding to support even the most promising companies. We cannot afford to let innovative ideas fall by the wayside because small business owners can't access the money they need to perform research and develop and commercialize new products.

    At more than $2.3 billion per year, the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs comprise the largest source of federal support for technological innovation in the private sector. Awardees can receive critical support for projects from early stage R&D through commercialization.

    Please join me and other small business owners, researchers, venture capital representatives, and others at a one-day conference with key SBIR/STTR program managers to learn more about opportunities for funding your small business and to discuss upcoming changes to the SBIR/STTR program.

    Congressman David Wu presents:

    Funding Innovative Research: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs

    When: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

    Where:OHSU South Waterfront

                                           3303 SW Bond Avenue, Portland
    

    What:Panel discussion and breakout sessions with key SBIR/STTR program managers

    Presenters from agencies including the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and others will discuss how to develop a successful application for SBIR/STTR funding. Topics will include:

    ·What are each agency's priorities for research topics?

    ·What criteria does each agency use to select awardees?

    ·What can applicants do to make their proposals more competitive?

    The afternoon session will include opportunities to talk in small groups with program managers, past and current SBIR grantees, and prospective applicants. I hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about this important funding resource for small technology businesses here in Oregon.

    If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Kelly Brooks at kelly.brooks "at" mail.house.gov or 503-326-2901.