Alabama A&M University
Alabama A&M University is partnering with Meharry School of Applied Computational Sciences to work on identifying artificial intelligence (AI) biases and educate others on AI. The funding is through a grant awarded to Meharry Medical College from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
The $218,250 grant is a supplement to NIMHD funding to the Meharry RCMI Program in Health Disparities Research. AAMU alum and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science/Biomedical Data Science, Dr. Ebony Weems, is Co-PI on the research. Weems will help design virtual tutorials and develop AI ethics modules that will help students analyze the ethical implications of AI in Biological Sciences and its potential impact on health disparities.
Weems earned her microbiology degree from AAMU in 2009, her master’s degree in secondary education and teaching from Belmont University, and a doctorate in biological and biomedical sciences from Meharry Medical College.