Translational Interdisciplinary Genito-Urinary Research (TIGUR)
Upcoming TIGUR Seminars
Previous TIGUR Seminars
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Functional MRI: Methodology and Applications | January 26, 2022
Presenter: Jeffrey Engelmann, PhD
Dr. Engelmann is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In this presentation, Dr. Engelmann introduces fMRI methodology using examples from his nicotine dependence research. Basics of data acquisition, statistical analysis, and interpretation of results are covered. The methodological introduction is followed by discussion of potential applications of fMRI to the mission of the TIGUR Center.
Evidence Based Incontinence Care – And Where Can We Improve? | July 14, 2021
Presenter: Emily Davidson, MD
Dr. Davidson is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology within the Women’s Incontinence & Sexual Health (WISH) Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In this presentation, Dr. Davidson summarizes the current standards for urinary incontinence care and the evidence behind them. Throughout the presentation, she reviews therapies as well as real world situations where there are still barriers to care or areas where further research is needed.
Improving Therapies and Treatment Outcomes for Non-Cancerous Urinary Conditions by Improving Data Capture and Usage | June 23, 2021
Presenter: Jim Hokanson, PhD
Dr. Hokanson is an assistant professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering between the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University, with an interest in developing new therapies to treat urological dysfunction. In this seminar, Dr. Hokanson discusses the problematic nature of the “try and see” approach to therapy selection when treating non-cancerous genitourinary conditions. He further explains how improved data collection and utilization in humans could guide therapy selection and therapy development.
Introduction to Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing | March 10, 2021
Presenter: Jay Urbain, PhD
Dr. Urbain is a Data Science and Machine Learning Consultant at Upstream Development LLC. Dr. Urbain consults academic and industrial partners on problems in machine learning, deep learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), search, and data engineering research and applications. In this seminar, Dr. Urbain explains deep learning, NLP, core NLP tasks, applications, challenges, and future directions.
Urinary Incontinence in Older Persons – Tricks of the Trade | January 27, 2021
Presenter: Catherine DuBeau, MD
Dr. DuBeau is a professor of internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. In her career, Dr. DuBeau has greatly contributed to research in geriatric medicine and urinary incontinence. In this seminar, Dr. DuBeau discusses the most common types of urinary incontinence in older persons. She then explains how to perform a patient-centered evaluation and initial management of urinary incontinence for this patient population.
- Best Poster–Clinical was awarded to Emily Davidson, MD, of the Medical College of Wisconsin P20 Exploratory Center at the Annual CAIRIBU Meeting.