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June 15, 2021

Regenstrief researcher completing prestigious global fellowship on artificial intelligence

Regenstrief research scientist and Indiana University School of Medicine faculty member Suranga Kasthurirathne, PhD, has been selected as a fellow for the Intercontinental Academia (ICA) on Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence. He and other early and midcareer researchers will work together on cross-disciplinary projects while being mentored by some of the most renowned scientists from around the world, including Nobel Prize winners.

Each fellow proposed a project. Dr. Kasthurirathne’s focuses on the role of operationalizing artificial intelligence (AI) within learning health systems. In a learning health system, real-world evidence is generated from every patient encounter, providing information on how to improve care for future patients and populations. AI can improve the analysis of that data.

Dr. Kasthurirathne has conducted a number of research projects on AI, including how to use it to address social determinants of health in a primary care visit as well as how to deal with biases that may exist in algorithms.

The ICA is organized by the Paris Institute for Advanced Study and the University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS). It features three intensive workshops, an online event held in June 2021, a second based in France in October 2021 and the 3rd in Brazil in June 2022.

About Suranga Kasthurirathne, PhD

In addition to being a research scientist at Regenstrief Institute, Suranga Kasthurirathne, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

About Regenstrief Institute

Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.

Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.

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