Chandrasagar (Sagar) Dugani, M.D., Ph.D. (HIM ’20), receives funding on upcoming project, Mayo Clinic Rochester
Chandrasagar (Sagar) Dugani, M.D., Ph.D. (HIM ’20), Division of Hospital Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, received funding for the project “Assessment of Rural-Urban Disparities in Diabetes Care and AI: Diabetes Rural Urban Risks for Acute and Long-Term Events (Diabetes RURAL) Study” from the Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Enablement Awards. The awards in this program are delivered in partnership with the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity and are funded as part of a grant from Dalio Philanthropies. The awards support projects that demonstrate how AI can be integrated into clinical practice to benefit health care professionals, patients and consumers in meaningful and measurable ways. The projects selected for 2023 promote the development and implementation of strategies to prevent or minimize the bias or social inequity that AI can introduce or reinforce. Dr. Dugani’s enterprisewide project will develop AI models to predict hospital and posthospital outcomes in rural patients with diabetes. The project will be foundational for clinical trials to reduce rural-urban inequities in AI and health. Dr. Dugani is an assistant professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.