Virtual Webinar Series
February 22, 2023
Scientific data management is undergoing revolutionary changes and fresh opportunities are emerging. The National Institutes of Health released new scientific data management requirements, scientific data, repositories, and other opportunities are changing publication practices, and innovative methods are emerging for data analysis transforming biomedical research. While this is happening, greater volumes of well curated and cleaned datasets are becoming available for use by researchers.
The purpose of this three-part, action-oriented data science webinar series is providing an update on the latest developments and offer practical solutions. The intended audience includes biomedical researchers, health sciences librarians, health informaticians, and other health professionals.
Increasing Reproducibility with Advanced Methods of Data Science
With the expansion of public and private databases and innovative tools, data science research is becoming one of the most dynamically evolving research methodologies. Such studies can not only explore the real world, nature and society, but also be helpful in triangulation of basic or applied research studies. This webinar will introduce several file management, data gathering, matching, curation, and specialized analytical techniques, and machine learning models among others. The presentation will also cover NIH recommended terminology standards. Attendees should get a helpful overview, recommendations, checklists, and pointers to further resources.
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AGENDA & SPEAKERS
Sandra Franklin, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Library, Emory University
Sandra is a Medical Library Association Fellow and delivered the 2021 Janet Doe Lecture. In 2022, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries presented Sandra with the Gerald J. Oppenheimer Cornerstone Award for notable contributions that assisted AAHSL in achieving its mission and for significant impact on the profession of academic health sciences librarianship.
Sue Boren, PhD, MHA, FACMI is Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Health Management and Informatics Department at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Boren builds her research work around two themes 1) Consumer Health Informatics, and 2) Health Informatics and Health Administration Pedagogy with an emphasis on improving patient and learner outcomes.
Andrew Balas, MD, PhD, Professor and Lead, Biomedical Research Innovation Laboratory, Augusta University
Andrew Balas MD, PhD is a Professor of Public Health at Augusta University, Vice President of the Friends of the NIH National Library of Medicine, member of the American College of Medical Informatics and elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. His studies about delay and waste in the transfer of research results to health care are frequent reference points in translational research initiatives. The results have been cited by many researchers, policy-makers, and the President of the United States. Currently, he leads the Biomedical Research Innovation Laboratory, a team of researchers conducting ‘science of science’ studies.
Nandini Selvam, PhD, MPH is President, IQVIA Government Solutions, and VP and GM at IQVIA, a Fortune 300, multinational healthcare services company, where she is responsible for all aspects of business and scientific strategy. She has a background in Science and Business, and has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, research, strategy, portfolio management, profit and loss, business development, and personnel management in consulting, pharma, government, and academic settings. She is an experienced Epidemiologist who has worked across disease and therapeutic areas; vaccines, infectious and chronic disease epidemiology, surveillance, domestic and global health policy, and public health.
Peace Ossom-Williamson, MLS, MS, AHIP is Associate Director of the NNLM National Center for Data Services and Associate Curator at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Ossom-Williamson’s background includes numerous roles leading research data services, scholarly communications, and health sciences information literacy efforts. Her research areas are in scholarly research behaviors, open data, open science, and DEIA. In recognition of her research, Peace received the 2021 Texas Woman’s University Hallmark Alumni Award as well as the Medical Library Association’s 2020 Ida and George Eliot Prize which recognizes the most effective article in furthering medical librarianship. She is also an active educator, teaching at San Jose State University’s graduate iSchool program and The University of Texas at Arlington’s undergraduate public health program.
Wade Davis, PhD, Vice President of Computational Science, Moderna. He holds a PhD in Statistics and completed an NIH Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics. He was previously VP of Analytics at Karius, a late-stage start-up using artificial intelligence for unbiased diagnosis of pathogens using microbial cell-free DNA. Prior to that, Dr. Davis spent seven years at AbbVie, where he was Global Head of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. He and his teams use computational methods to solve complex problems in R&D. He has authored many publications focused on target identification, predicting target-indication success, mechanism of action, and precision medicine.