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NextGen Discovery Series - December 7

The NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series provides learning opportunities for UM System faculty and staff across disciplines, the statewide community and our other partners to learn about the scope of precision health research and identify potential collaborative opportunities. The series consists of monthly lectures geared toward a broad multidisciplinary audience so all can participate and appreciate the spectrum of precision health efforts. 

Information about the upcoming talk, including continuing education, is available below.

For questions about this event or any others in the Discovery Series, please reach out to Mary Christie at

Engineering Precision Health

Speaker: Giovanna Guidoboni, PhD - Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering

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Engineering has enabled a true revolution of how we approach health today, from telehealth to smart watches. Mizzou Engineering is ready to collaborate across disciplines to enable precision health. In this talk, Dr. Giovanna Guidoboni shared how engineers are analyzing and interpreting medical images, developing home sensors that monitor disease conditions, designing new biomaterials for novel treatments, and analyzing Big Data to connect the wide spectrum of information available for a single patient.

About the SpeakerGiovanna Guidoboni Headshot

Dr. Giovanna Guidoboni is Associate Dean of Research in the College of Engineering and a Professor with joint appointments in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mathematics. Her research focus is on mathematical modeling and data science applied to engineering and life sciences. She collaborates with colleagues across campus, nationally and internationally in areas such as ocular blood flow and risk factors associated with ocular diseases; noninvasive health monitoring; and plant physiology. She is currently providing mathematical modeling for research around organ function and COVID-19. Dr. Guidoboni has a PhD in Mathematics and an MS in Engineering of Materials from the University of Ferrara in Italy. 


Continuing Professional Education Credit


Up to 1.0 contact hour will be awarded to all participants who view the live sessions in their entirety and complete the evaluation form.

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest Multistate Division Provider Number MO1022-6


The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: All persons with influence over the content of this program have been asked to disclose relevant financial interests in the last 12 months that might have an impact. John Spertus, MD, is a consultant for Jannsen, Bayer, Myokardia, Merck and Novartis, and receives research support from Abbott Vascular. No other speaker or planning committee member has a relevant financial interest.