The University of Virginia Health System's Claude Moore Health Sciences Library invites you to a:
Research Data & Technology Fair
Friday, October 25, 2013
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Collaborative networked science is dramatically impacting research and is inspiring several movements which seek to “open” knowledge and resources using network technologies. Our half-day event is designed to engage the research community around the topic of access to biomedical data and will feature two nationally known keynote speakers, a panel discussion of innovative research and data initiatives at UVa, and poster exhibits to highlight UVa research support service providers.
Our keynote speakers are Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Stanford University, and Michael Huerta, PhD, NIH's Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K):
Translating a trillion points of data into therapies, diagnostics, and new insights into disease
Dr. Butte, a bioinformatician and pediatric endocrinologist, will highlight his lab’s work on using publicly-available molecular measurements to find new uses for drugs including drug repositioning for inflammatory bowel disease, discovering new treatable inflammatory mechanisms of disease in type 2 diabetes, and the evaluation of patients presenting with whole genomes sequenced.
Exa, Zetta, Yotta: More Data – More Progress
Dr. Huerta will provide an overview and status report of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, including: findings from a series of recently held workshops, synopses of funding opportunities and a vision of the manner in which BD2K will affect the scientific landscape in biomedicine.
We also will host representatives of UVa's research and data support services as exhibitors. Visit them over refreshments to learn more about UVa's statistical consulting services, data visualization, bioinformatics resources, and more.
Our Innovations Panel will feature UVa faculty discussing how innovations in technology and collaboration are impacting biomedical research at UVa.
This event is sponsored by:
National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Southeastern Atlantic Region
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Virginia
For more information about the Fair contact:
Andrea Denton, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org