Use Big Data to Evaluate Pediatric Eye Disease and Treatment

By Jennifer Hull posted 05-31-2019 14:34



Imagine You Have Access to Millions of Patient Data Points and a Team of Data Scientists?  What clinical question would you ask?

As a pediatric ophthalmologist you are a vision scientist. You need a practical way to test your hypotheses and questions with big data.

Apply for a special research grant that gives you access to the American Academy of Ophthalmology IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) database to investigate both rare and common eye diseases affecting children and to analyze real-world approaches to prevention and treatment.

Awardees also receive $5,000, plus a trip to the Academy office in San Francisco to learn about big data analytics and work with Academy data science staff.

To apply, fill out the brief questionnaire before July 12.

Grants are provided by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) IRIS Registry Research Fund, which was recently established to advance research in pediatric ophthalmology. Any U.S. based member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who is in private practice and participates in the IRIS Registry is invited to apply.

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