Professor Discusses Computational Intelligence Applications in Healthcare

Jefferson’s Les Sztandera (second from right) and Tshilidzi Marwala, of the University of Johannesburg (center), discussed potential collaboration opportunities.

Jefferson’s Les Sztandera (second from right) and Tshilidzi Marwala, of the University of Johannesburg (center), discussed potential collaboration opportunities.

Les Sztandera, PhD, professor of computer information systems, recently met with Tshilidzi Marwala, PhD, vice chancellor and principal of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, to highlight computational intelligence applications in medicine and healthcare, as well as collaboration opportunities.

“Prof. Marwala stressed Jefferson’s prominent global reputation for innovation and collaboration in healthcare and discussed the 2016 trip by Jefferson leadership to the country,” said Dr. Sztandera, who also visited Poland and England this year to review University initiatives.

As part of a South Africa Heritage Tour to foster trade, investment and educational ties between the United States and South Africa, Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president of Thomas Jefferson University, and Joseph B. Hill, senior vice president and chief diversity officer for Jefferson and Jefferson Health, spent time in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg and met with leaders from the for-profit sector and representatives from healthcare and educational institutions.

“Through continued dialogue and collaboration, we hope to enhance our bidirectional partnerships with health systems and universities in South Africa to leverage our respective strengths,” Dr. Klasko said at the time.

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