The AIM-AHEAD coordinating center was established to enhance diversity in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), with emphasis on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity. We hope to achieve this by engaging in a fair, equitable, and transparent process of building a consortium of AI/ML to promote health equity and an inclusive and diverse workforce. Many communities have untapped potential to contribute new expertise, data, recruitment strategies, and cutting-edge science to the AI/ML field. AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center seeks to increase participation and engagement through mutually beneficial partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and outreach to advance health equity.
The AIM-AHEAD Research Fellows Program will engage a group of early-career researchers from under-represented populations to actively participate in biomedical research that involves the use of AI/ML methodologies on Electronic Health Record Data. Modeled after the NHLBI BioData Catalyst Fellows Program and other existing fellows programs, this Fellowship will support early-career researchers (graduate students, postdocs, junior faculty, and others) in implementations of novel and innovative data science and data-focused research problems. The program will provide both funding support and additional AIM-AHEAD resources, giving priority to researchers from under-represented populations who will leverage AIM-AHEAD to gain access to training, data, and infrastructure needed to rapidly develop research skills required in the AI/ML field.
AIM-AHEAD Research Fellows cohort 1 will begin on September 1st 2022. Only limited access to AIM-AHEAD data (EHR data), infrastructure (Centralized AWS cloud computing environment) and training will be made available starting in Q4 2022. As the AIM-AHEAD consortium develops, more data, infrastructure and training will be made available to the fellows.
Click here to register as a “mentee/learner” on AIM-AHEAD Connect (our Community Building Platform)
Click here to submit a fellowship application for review using InfoReady platform
Questions regarding the Fellows Program may be directed to:
Director: Paul Avillach, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Co-Directors: Anisha Abdul-Ali DNP, MPH, RN , OCHIN and Gloria Washington, PhD, Howard University