Medicine Grand Rounds

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


This event is hosted as part of the Medicine Grand Rounds lectures by the UA Department of Medicine. The Annual Farness Lecture series is named for Orin J. Farness, MD (left), a Tucson physician, who—in 1938—was the first to report a positive culture for coccidioidomycosis (cocci or Valley fever), a fungal disease that primarily affects the lungs caused by inhaled spores found in the soil which are endemic to the U.S. Southwest. The lecture is coordinated through the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence. Learn more

TOPIC: "Keep it Secret, Keep It Safe: Cryptographic Tools for EMR Security"
SPEAKER: David Archer, PhD | Principal Scientist (for cryptography and multiparty computation), Galois Inc., Portland, Ore., and Principal Investigator on several DARPA, IARPA and DHS research programs
LOCATION: UAHS 5403 (LIVE) and Banner-UMC-SC 3030 (Video Conferenced)

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(or archived here for later viewing)

About the Speaker
Dr. Archer has over 35 years of research and development experience in computer and software architecture, data privacy, secure computation, cryptography, and database systems. Dr. Archer’s research interests in the last 7 years focus on  technology for data privacy and integrity, and specifically on cryptographic approaches to secure computation and blockchain techniques for these purposes. Currently, Dr. Archer is Principal Investigator for projects in several DARPA, IARPA, and DHS research programs in these and other cyber security related areas. He has built extensive academic partnerships to advance practice and literature in those programs. In the DARPA Brandeis program, Dr. Archer’s team develops database systems that use secure multi-party computation and advanced encryption techniques to keep data encrypted at all times, including during computation. Dr. Archer’s team for the IARPA RAMPARTS project develops programming systems for automatic compilation and configuration of homomorphic encryption technology. In the DARPA SafeWare program, Dr. Archer’s team contributes significantly to cryptographic program obfuscation research and programming frameworks. In the DARPA Transparent Computing program, Dr. Archer’s team develops new techniques for using the provenance of computation to determine whether that computation is malicious or benign. In past programs, his teams have contributed to fundamental research in secure multi-party, garbled circuit, and homomorphic encryption computation, and programming languages for cyber warfare. At Galois, Inc., Dr. Archer leads the company’s work on data privacy, data provenance, and applied cryptography. Dr. Archer also serves as an advisor in these areas to several federal agencies and private sector companies. Dr. Archer holds a PhD in Computer Science from Portland State University in the area of  dataintensive systems, and an MS in Electrical Engineering in the area of computer architecture, and BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Medicine Grand Rounds

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:

1.Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses

2.Understand more clearly advances in therapy

3.Become truly professional physicians

Event Location: 

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson, Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724


Banner-University Medical Center South, Conference Room 3030
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713