HPC and Precision Medicine: A New Framework for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

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In this video from the HPC User Forum in Tucson, Joe Lombardo from UNLV presents: HPC and Precision Medicine – A New Framework for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

“The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health have been awarded an $11 million federal grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of General Medical Sciences to advance the understanding of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. In this session, we will present how UNLV’s National Supercomputing Institute plays a critical role in this research by fusing brain imaging, neuropsychological and behavioral studies along with the diagnostic exome sequencing models to increase our knowledge of dementia-related and age-associated degenerative disorders.”

Joseph Lombardo has been director of UNLV’s supercomputing institute since 1997 and served as technical lead there from 1991 to 1996. He is a consultant to numerous industries, academia, and government laboratories with an expertise in 3-D modeling codes, massively parallel computing, data management, and data visualization. He has served as principal investigator on numerous grants totaling more than $10 million. Recently, Lombardo served as a witness for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness in Washington, D.C. The hearing offered an opportunity to inform the committee firsthand about some of the more important policy issues affecting high-performance computing as it relates to computational research and education.

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