Program of Excellence in Intelligent Medicine (PEIM)

The progress of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has recently grown exponentially and is shown to be both transformative and disruptive in many fields. At UT Southwestern we strongly believe that AI will have a significant impact on health care, especially in the areas of individualized and precision medicine, medical image analysis, disease diagnosis assistance, treatment solution recommendation, care delivery optimization/automation/safety, treatment outcome and toxicity prediction, patient care in resource-limited regions, medical error detection and quality assurance, assisted care and chronic disease management with wearable sensors, and surgical and rehabilitation robots.

The Program of Excellence in Intelligent Medicine (PEIM) was founded to provide a platform for interdisciplinary research collaborations among clinicians, medical physicists, biologists, computer scientists, data scientists, translational researchers, as well as product developers. Such inter-disciplinary collaborations are critical for the success of developing and deploying AI technologies to solve important clinical and biomedical research problems. PEIM provides shared resources to all members and collaborators, including a high performance computing core, a database core, grant submission support, research and education seminar series, journal clubs, and visiting professor lecture series, etc. PEIM will also serve as a unique education resource to provide general AI education to faculty, students, and trainees to better prepare them for the upcoming new era of medicine.