University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)


8:00 a.m. Registration and light breakfast
8:30 a.m. Introduction
Adrian Lee, PhD
8:50 a.m. Moving from Big Data to Better Models of Disease and Drug Response Dr. Joel Dudley
Joel Dudley, PhD
Director of Biomedical Informatics, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Co-Author of, “Exploring Personal Genomics
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9:20 a.m. Implementation of Individualized Medicine at Mayo Clinic: an Informatics PerspectiveDr. Jean-Pierre Kocher
Jean-Pierre Kocher, PhD
Chair of the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic
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9:50 a.m. Extracting Deep Phenotype for Discovery and Decision Support - A Grand Challenge for Big Data InformaticsDr. Rebecca Crowley
Rebecca Crowley MD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Chief Information Officer, Institute for Personalized Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Director, University of Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program
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10:20 a.m. Break – Coffee and cookies
10:50 a.m. Accelerating the Speed of DiscoveryDr. John Frenzel
John Frenzel, MD
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
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11:20 a.m. Big Data and Personalized Medicine for Complex Chronic Medical DisordersDr. David Whitcomb
David Whitcomb, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Giant Eagle Foundation Professor of Cancer Genetics
Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology & Physiology, and Human Genetics
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11:50 a.m. Closing Comments