Past Events

December 7th, 2022, noon-1pm: Seminar – Launching an AI Startup - by Alison Pankowski

Ali Pankowski is a fourth year veterinary student at the University of California, Davis. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Public Policy and International Affairs at Princeton University. Alongside her sister and CEO Scott Brown, Ali co-founded Transfur, a clinical tool that utilizes AI to process referral records and allow users to search, sort, and filter the data within them. She is interested in pursuing an internship and specialty residency following graduation.  


October 5th, 2022, noon-1pm: Journal Club – Stefan Keller – Infectious disease prediction
Article links here and here

August 3rd: Seminar – Dr. Matt Lungren – Amazon Web Services: Clinical Machine Learning – how the concept of ‘One Medicine’ can advance AI in Healthcare


Matt Lungren Full Bio

Matt Lungren is Principal for Clinical AI/ML at Amazon Web Services in World Wide Public Sector Healthcare. He also holds affiliate positions with UCSF, Duke, and Stanford University.  Prior to joining AWS, Dr Lungren was an interventional radiologist and research faculty at Stanford University Medical School where he led the Stanford Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging (AIMI). He served as advisor for dozens of early stage startups and large fortune-500 companies on healthcare AI go-to-market strategy. His work has led to more than 100 scientific publications, including work on multi-modal data fusion models for healthcare applications, new computer vision and natural language processing approaches for healthcare specific domains, opportunistic screening with machine learning for public health applications, open medical data as public good, and prospective clinical trials for clinical AI translation. He is also a top rated instructor on Coursera where his course Fundamentals of Machine Learning in Healthcare, designed especially for learners with clinical non-technical backgrounds, has been completed by more than 10k students around the world.


June 1st Moved to June 8th: Journal Club – Dr. Stijn Niessen  - Article links here and here

June 14th: Seminar - Dr. Titus Brown, UC Davis - Campus Facilities for Data and Compute-Intensive Research in SVM - DataLab and the HPC

Time: 12pm-1pm (bring your lunch!)

Location: 1105 VetMed 3B*

This is a faculty forum for learning about some options for using big computers through the campus supported DataLab and HPC. This will be of interest for faculty who are working on large-scale data analysis and simulations and modeling. 20 minutes presentation, 40 minutes Q&A. Please contact for recordings if you are unable to attend.

April 6th: Seminar– Presented by Antech Imaging Services – AI in Veterinary Radiology by Dr. Mark Parkinson, Director of Next Generation Technology Group in MARS; Dr. Michael Fitzke, AIS AI project within the Next Generation Technology Group; Dr. Diane Wilson, Director of AI and Academic Affairs
Video (Secure access only)

February 9th: Journal Club – Krystle Reagan – Improving veterinary student awareness of AI in clinical decision making
Article links here and here

December 1st, 2021: Rachael Callcut, M.D., M.S.P.H, F.A.C.S. - UC Davis Health
AI in Medicine: Risk & Reward
No recording available

October 6th, 2021: Journal club, presented by Picasso Vasquez

August 4th, 2021: Beatriz Martinez-Lopez, DVM, MPVM, Ph.D. Professor VME, UC Davis.
Big Data and smart-epidemiology in practice: the value for prevention and control of infectious diseases

July 7th, 2021: Pranav Pandit, BVSc, MPVM, PhD, Researcher, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis.
Interpretable Machine Learning for Veterinary Science

June 2nd, 2021: Journal club, presented by Titus Brown

May 12th, 2021: Dr. Krystle Reagan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis.
Artificial Intelligence in Veterinary Medicine: How data can help pets. 


Upcoming Events

If you are interested in presenting or if you have ideas for future presenters, please contact us at

Types of events:

  1. Speaker series. Featuring an expert in the field, open to anyone, no active participation expected.
  2. Journal club. For people that want to get more involved; active participation expected.
  3. Workshops. Defined topics with or without specific prerequisites (to be announced)


February 8th, 2022, noon-1pm: Journal Club – Krystle Reagan – topic to be determined

Until further notice, all events will be hosted remotely. Dates and times will be communicated through our announcement listserve and through the SVM Activities and Impacts newsletter.



The event series is supported through a grant from the Virginia Perry Wilson Endowment and the UC Davis DataLab