Microsoft a Bereaved Father and His Team of Microsoft Data Scientists Combat Infant Deaths
Microsoft’s John Kahan lost his baby son, Aaron, to SIDS shortly after his birth 13 years ago. The team of data scientists Kahan manages at Microsoft are now deploying analysis and data visualization tools that can identify trends and the team has found promising leads in combating SIDS. They are partnering with a research team at Seattle Children's Hospital, led by neuroscientist Dr. Nino Ramirez, director of the Center for Integrative Brain Research. With access to a lab where they can do things like test different factors on slices of mouse-brain tissue, Ramirez's team is examining which avenues hold up when researched further.
About Seattle Children’s
Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.
Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.
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