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The fourth seminar in the Carolina Seminar Series: Science meets society at the intersection between precision medicine and justice, equity, and inclusion.”​

Confronting Bias in Medical Algorithms at UNC Health

In person Event

Date: Wednesday, April 17

Time: 12:00 pm—1:15 pm

Location: MacNider 322

Registration required —

Lunch will be provided. Please place your order during registration before Friday April 12


This seminar features three UNC faculty who will offer their perspectives on bias in medical algorithms. Dr. Gibson, a nephrologist, will discuss race corrections for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Dr. Goralski, Pulmonary/Critical Care, will discuss bias in pulse oximeter and pulmonology function tests. Dr. Seashore, Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for UNC Health, will discuss how UNC Health is approaching AI for clinical use, particularly when bias is “baked-in” to Epic@UNC.

Moderated by Gail Henderson, PhD


Featured Speakers:

Keisha L. Gibson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Nephrology Division, UNC School of Medicine

Jennifer Goralski, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, UNC School of Medicine
Carl Seashore, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, UNC School of Medicine


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