Training

Principal Instructor


  • Course: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics Abiel Roche-Lima, Ph.D. Graduate course. Master of Science in Clinical Research. Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. 2016 - Present
  • Course: Bioinformatics and Medical Genomics Abiel Roche-Lima, Ph.D. Graduate course. Master of Science in Clinical Research. Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. 2017- Present.
  • Course: AI/ML+HDR V2: Abiel Roche-Lima, Ph.D. Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. The course focus is to provide concepts and applications of Health Disparities, Minority Health and Biomedical Informatics, as well as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and other cutting-edge techniques to extract knowledge and create predictive models from Hispanics dataset February 6, 2023, April 28, 2023.
  • Course: AI/ML+HDR: Abiel Roche-Lima, Ph.D. Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. The course focus is to provide concepts and applications of Health Disparities, Minority Health and Biomedical Informatics, as well as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and other cutting-edge techniques to extract knowledge and create predictive models from Hispanics dataset April 18, 2022, July 11, 2022.
  • Course: FAIR+AI/ML+CAPAC: The course focus is to provide concepts and applications related to Cancer Prevention, Health Disparities and Biomedical Informatics, as well as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and other cutting-edge techniques to extract knowledge and create predictive models for cancer diagnostics and treatments. May 27, 2022, August 05, 2022, May 06, 2024, July 19, 2024.
  • Certificate: Data Science: Abiel Roche-Lima, Ph.D. Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. Training on Principles of Machine Learning ML, Inference and Modeling, Algorithms fundamentals in Python, Data Wrangling, Classification and Regression ML models. October 15, 2018, April 2019. Currently available at RCM-online
  • Pre-procesing of Scientific Data Usying Python Abiel Roche-Lima, Ph.D., Brenda Nieves. Roberto Feliu, Jovaniel Rodriguez. Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. June 7-8, 2018.

 

 

Invited Talks and Seminars


  • 44 Annual Research and Education Forum - UPR MS (March 15, 2023) Mr. Joshua Melendez had a Poster Presenation.
  • Mini-Symposium Artificial Intelligences Applied to Health Disparities (January 31, 2024): The seminar was focus on various aspects of artificial intelligence in the context of healthcare, specifically addressing disparities in health outcomes, workforce diversity in AI/ML, validation of AI tools in pathology, and ethical guidelines for AI in high-stakes decisions. The event included discussions, presentations, and collaborative activities aimed at advancing the application of AI in healthcare with an emphasis on ethical considerations and equity
  • Forward Research Innovation Summit – Science Space Edition (November 30, 2023): This conferences was hosted by the Trust for Science, Technology and Research of Puerto Rico (FCTIPR). Mr. Dylan Cedres had a poster presentation at this event.
  • Taller ChatGPT (November 16, 2023): Workshop aimed to address ChatGPT functionalities and how it can be useful in our work environment. 
  • IV Brazilian Congress of Assisted Technology (November 6-10, 2023): Drs. Abiel Roche-Lima Frances Heredia was invited as a guest speaker. E ach had a presentation at Florianopolis, Brazil
  • Southeast IDeA Conference (September 15-17): D r. Frances Heredia had a poster presentation at the hosted by South Carolina INBRE and talked about the course “Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Applied to Health Disparities Research "(AI/ML+HDR)
  • Graph Pad Seminar (August 30, 2023): Conducted by Dr. Eduardo Tosado and Mr. Joshua Melendez, this seminar provided insights into using Graph Pad, focusing on data analysis and visualization in biomedical research.
  • CEC - Laboratory Visit for Kids (August 15, 2023): An innovative seminar involving laboratory visits for children, aiming to spark interest in science and research from a young age. This session was led by Drs. Eduardo Tosado, Frances Heredia, and Mr. Joshua Melendez.
  • 2nd AIM-AHEAD Annual Meeting (August 1,2023): Drs. Abiel Roche-Lima Frances Heredia had a Poster presentation on Identify Reference Intervals of Cardiometabolic Related Laboratory Test for Hispanic Populations using Machine Learning (ML) Methods)
  • ICML Conference on Machine Learning (July 24, 2023): Dr. Abiel Roche-Lima had an Oral presentation on Data sparsity, incompleteness and complexity at the
  • REDCap Training Sessions (June to October 2023): A series of workshops and seminars were held to train participants on REDCap, including specific projects like Genes association study of early-stage Alzheimer Disease risk in Puerto Rican; Expanding Effective Report Back of Environmental Exposure Among New Researchers and Clinic Based Studies ; Pediatric Sarcopenia and Androgenic Hormones Levels in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD); Registry of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Puerto Rico; the aging studies in Puerto Rico (known as the PREHCO study These sessions were aimed at enhancing research capabilities through REDCap.
  • 1st UPR Comprehensive Cancer Center Scientific Congress: Advances in Cancer Care, Research, and Health Policies in Puerto Rico (May 5, 2023): Drs. Abiel Roche-Lima Frances Heredia had a poster presentation.
  • 12th Scientific Day, by the Hispanic Alliance for Clinical and Translational Research (May 3, 2023): Dr. Abiel Roche-Lima had a poster presentation on Development and User’s Experience of an Assistive Technology Web App in promoting older adults’ functional health.
  • 6th International Conference on Information Technology Systems (ICITS'23) (April 25,2023): Drs. Abiel Roche-Lima & Frances Heredia had an Oral Presentation on Machine Learning Approaches to Study Death Incidence by Race in Colorectal Cancer Patients after Treatments.
  • AIM-AHEAD Pilot Project Updates and Research Fellowship Updates (April 24-25, 2023): Seminars were conducted by Abiel Roche-Lima, Frances Heredia, Dr. Herman Taylor and Dr. James Washington, focusing on updates related to the AIM-AHEAD Pilot project and research fellowship. These sessions emphasized biomedical informatics and computational biology.
  • RCMI Conference 2023 (April 12, 2023): Dr. Abiel Roche-Lima had an Oral Presentation and talked about the course “Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Applied to Health Disparities Research "(AI/ML+HDRV2) and Drs. Eduardo Tosado, Frances Heredia and Mrs. Brenda Nieves from IIS facility had an abstract presentation.
  • AIM-AHEAD Southeast Hub Morehouse School of Medicine (November 9-10, 2023): Dr. Eduardo Tosado had a presentation at about his AIM-AHEAD fellowship.
  • 43 Annual Research and Education Forum - UPR MS (March 29, 2023): Dr. Abiel Roche Lima and Mrs. Brenda Nieves had a presentation on Design and development of Mi Guía de Asistencia Tecnológica WebAPP for older Hispanics with disabilities in daily activities and Dr. Abiel Roche Lima had a presentation on Identification and evaluation of repurposed drugs as antiviral candidates for SARS-CoV2.
  • Society on NeuroInmmune Pharmacology 2023 (March 15, 2023): Dr. Abiel Roche-Lima had a presentation on “Host Factors associated with COVID-19 Severity and Neurological Mechanisms in a Hispanic Population”
  • Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez (April 17, 2018): Dr. Abiel Roche-Lima and Jovaniel Rodriguez had a Seminar Series on Machine Learning in Biomedical Science and Data Science.
  • Puerto Rico Research and Innovation Meet-up in Bioinformatics (October 2016): Dr. Abiel Roche-Lima was an invited panelist and speaker.
  • Biosciences Educational Forum (September 2016): Dr. Abiel Roche-Lima was Invited speaker at this forum in University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus. The presentation was Bioinformatics: Introduction and Applications.
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Fajardo Campus (April 2016): Dr. Abiel Roche-Lima had an oral presentation on Software Development for Data Analysis: Preparation in Bioinformatics.