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Research is the gateway to solutions to our world’s most urgent needs. From fundamental to applied to translational work, everything starts with research. Research in Action brings the stories behind the life-changing, mind-blowing work solving humanity’s most urgent needs. The podcast tackles familiar topics like vaccine and cancer research but also challenges like food insecurity, clean water, and income inequality. It includes mind-blowing topics like gravitational space waves, blackholes, brain science, and the eye-raising discoveries that bumblebees may know how big they are. Join us for Research in Action to learn about the people and stories behind the life-changing, mind-blowing research solving humanity’s most urgent needs.

Jan 11, 2023

What is Human Activity Recognition and why is it so important for Parkinson’s research? What is the relationship between freezing of gait or FOG and brain circuitry? And how are edge computing, wearables, AI, and self-reporting helping researchers in the fight against Parkinson’s? We’ll be exploring those questions and much more with two Emory University professors focused on better understanding Parkinson’s to help push toward a cure. Dr. Lucas McKay is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine. He also holds a courtesy position and receives funding from the Biomedical Engineering Department at Emory/Georgia Tech. Dr. Hyeok Kwon is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Emory University and received his Ph.D. in computer science at the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. His research is focused on human-centered artificial intelligence systems and the application of computational analysis in the domain of health-related behaviors. The two were recently awarded an Oracle for Research cloud computing award to further their research around Parkinson’s disease. Learn more about how Oracle for Research can help you speed up your research with grants, cloud computing, and hands-on support and expertise.