Jessica D. Tenenbaum, PhD, Associate Director for Bioinformatics, Duke Translational Medicine Institute, is the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of AMIA’s 2013 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI), March 18-22, 2013 in San Francisco. As described by AMIA, “Translational Bioinformatics focuses on applications of bioinformatics innovations in the context of human health and disease, and touches nearly all areas of biological, biomedical, and clinical research. Since 2008, the TBI Summit has been the premier forum for interacting with leaders in informatics at the interface of biology and health care.”
The Summit will include a wide variety of exciting and informative panels. Dr. Tenenbaum will facilitate the “Alternative Careers for Biomedical Informatics PhDs,” which will provide an overview of career options outside the traditional academic path. Others will feature a contrast-comparison discussion of panelists’ experiences developing and implementing CDS for pharmacogenomics; an overview of the ways bio-ontologies support clinical and translational science; and presentation of tranSMART, a new informatics and data sharing platform for clinical and translational research.
In addition to Dr. Tenenbaum’s panel, Duke is also represented at the Summit by a number of individuals presenting posters.