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"Research in Action" explores the dynamic world of life sciences, covering topics such as drug discovery, clinical trials, commercialization, and the importance of real-world data and real-world evidence. Our episodes feature insightful conversations with scientists, clinicians, and industry leaders from pharma, biotech and CROs, who are pioneering patient-centered research, and driving innovation in life sciences and health. Navigate the complexities of drug development, gain a deeper understanding of clinical trials, and explore how technology is shifting paradigms in patient care. Join us to witness the transformative power of life sciences and health research—from lab to life. 

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.