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									NYU CENTER FOR HEALTH INFORMATICS &
BIOINFORMATICS
OFFICIAL LAUNCH 11-6-2009




          The mission of the Center for Health Informatics and
          Bioinformatics (CHIBI) is to catalyze transformative
          changes in biomedicine through breakthrough
          computational methodological research, best practices
          services, state of the art infrastructure, and cutting-edge
          education.
PROGRAM
   Guest arrival
   Welcome & program outline
   Opening remarks by Dean Robert I. Grossman, MD.
   Opening remarks by Vice Dean Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA.
   Highlights from Year #1 of CHIBI & Upcoming
    events/activities
   Research & researcher highlights:
       Yuval Kluger Ph.D.
       Alexander Alekseyenko Ph.D.
       Stuart Brown Ph.D.
       Alexander Statnikov Ph.D.
   Conclusion & social gathering
OPENING REMARKS BY DEAN & CEO
ROBERT I. GROSSMAN, MD.
OPENING REMARKS BY VICE DEAN
VIVIAN S. LEE, MD, PHD, MBA.
WHAT IS HEALTH INFORMATICS AND
BIOINFORMATICS (“AKA BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS”)?
The science that invents and studies computing methods for
  discovery, storage, retrieval, and optimal use of biological and
  medical information and knowledge
Brief History of Biomedical Informatics as a Discipline
   The field of Biomedical informatics is surprisingly old.
        1949: In Germany, the first professional organization for informatics, currently known as the Deutsche
         Gesellschaft fur Medizinische Dokumentation, Informatik und Statistik, was founded by Gustav Wagner.
        1960: The first appearance of medical informatics (broadly defined to include “biomedical informatics” as well
         as “health informatics”) as a term ("Informatique Medicale") occurred in France.
        1960s: Specialized university departments and training programs were created as early as the 1960s in
         France, Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands.
        1970s: Dedicated medical informatics research units also appeared in Poland, and in the U.S. (the identifying
         term being "Informatiyki Medycznej", and "Medical Informatics" respectively).
        Today the International Medical Informatics Association has 54 dues-paying national associations as members.
        Advanced Informatics in Medicine program in EU.
        NIH-funded training programs at informatics “centers of excellence” (currently 18 funded programs).
        The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has issued recommendations regarding the importance
         of and the approaches needed for successful introduction of biomedical informatics education in US medical
         schools.
HOW IMPORTANT IS HEALTH INFORMATICS AND
BIOINFORMATICS?

   A small but indicative list of cornerstone medical
    and bioresearch achievements that informatics
    made/makes possible
     Medline
     The Human Genome project
     CAT-scans, and MRIs
     Sequence alignment (e.g., BLAST)
     GenBank & other research-critical databases
     Microarrays, high throughput proteomics
     Next generation sequencing
     Molecular profiling and personalized medicine
UNIQUENESS OF NYU

 World-class Medical center
 World-class University

 World-class Researchers

 But until 2008: no organized academic
  informatics
 Although the need is exponentially increasing

 And researchers seek informatics service and
  collaborations daily
NOVEMBER 2009:
CENTER FOR HEALTH INFORMATICS & BIOINFORMATICS
http://www.nyuinformatics.org/
NOVEMBER 2009:
CENTER FOR HEALTH INFORMATICS & BIOINFORMATICS
SELECTED CHIBI ACCOMPLISHMENTS: OCTOBER 2008-OCTOBER 2009

   Enabled CTSA award to NYU (previously denied because of lack of informatics!)
   Hired 5 new informatics faculty in critical new methods innovation and service areas
   Brought together 15 total faculty and fostered common academic research, teaching and educational environment
   Launched 3 new research informatics labs with cutting edge research
   5 new staff hires and training of new and existing staff
   High Performance Computing Phase I design & implementation completed and Phase II design completed
   Launched integrated consultation service: Best Practices Informatics Consultation Service (BPIC)
   Launched Research and Clinical Data Base Management service
   Acquisition of computing infrastructure
   Developed fiscally responsible and sustainable Business Plans with flexible cost recovery and several free service
    components to researchers
   Developed full range of next generation sequencing informatics capabilities to support all next generation sequencing
    protocols
   Developed extensive and in-depth working relationships with MCIT, CTSA, Genomics Center, CoEs, Cancer Center, and
    numerous research labs
   Secured extensive IP portfolio for free use at NYU
   Launched comprehensive educational activities: tutorials, courses, seminars, invited speakers, resident training
   Leading the charge for a powerful and cost-effective design of FDW and LIMS for all high-throughput data
   Informatics participation in >30 grants
   Launched comprehensive CHIBI web site
   Launched benchmarking activities spanning sequencing informatics methods, and pathwhay analysis algorithms
   Faculty grants management and career development: exceeding Dean’ standards & moving toward consistency with national
    informatics RPT standards
   Assembled external advisory board with distinguished advisors
   >40 papers in peer-reviewed journals including highest-profile journals in biology, medicine and informatics
   Published 1 book and contracted 2 more
GOALS FOR YEAR #2

   High Performance Computing Phase II implementation
   Design, defend and launch MS/PhD/ Post-Doctoral Training program in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics
   Execute remaining faculty and staff hires & training
   Move to final dry lab space
   Launch walk-in BPIC stage 1 consultation
   SoPs and Policies, white papers for BPIC and NG sequencing informatics
   Issue FDW recommendations
   Issue LIMS advisory report
   Informatics faculty RPT advisory
   Library informatics innovations and Library Collaborative
   Remodel find-a-researcher methods and tools
   Re-design biorepository informatics
   Launch data mining unit and pilot projects
   Further enhance NG sequencing informatics capabilities and expand R&D
   Cancer Center Informatics Core
   Continue and enhance education activities with new tutorials, speakers, and classes
   Strengthen collaborations with Courant and other NYU entities
   Complete current benchmarking cycle and launch new cycle
   Broad informatics needs survey
   Expand informatics faculty grant and paper portfolios; faculty career development
   Explore regional informatics synergies
   Expand Web presence functionality and information
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

   First and foremost Dean B. Grossman and Vice Dean Lee without their support CHIBI
    would not exist.
   The CHIBI faculty, staff and trainees. Special thanks to Heidi Fitterling for organizing
    this event.
   Our colleagues at NYULMC and especially:
        MCIT: Paul Conocenti, Nader Mherabi and their team
        Webteam: Michael Mainiero, Matt Lisowski, and their team
        Graphic designers: William Sommer & Korgun Maral
        CTSI: Co-directors Drs. B. Cronstein and J. Hochman and their staff
        Vice Dean S. Abramson
        Department Chairs and Division Chiefs where informatics faculty is housed: especially Dr. M. Blaser, Dr.
         D. Sabatini, Dr. D. Roth, Dr., B. Cronstein, Dr., Marc Gourevich.
        The SPA office
        The Cancer Center Director Dr. Bill Carroll and his associates
        All our research collaborators, especially Drs Harry Ostrer, Ed Fisher, M. Blaser and their associates
        The business & administration colleagues who are constantly helping CHIBI: especially Heidi Aronin,
         Karen Berlinger, Keith O’brien, Swasti Raghava, Susan DiGeronimo Wild, Anne Crozat, the HR team,
         Andrea Hines, Lyllian Mundo.
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT:
YUVAL KLUGER PH.D., DIRECTOR, KLUGER LAB
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT:
ALEXANDER ALEKESYENKO PH.D., MEMBER,
MOLECULAR SIGNATURES LAB
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT:
STUART BROWN PH.D., SENIOR INFORMATICS
FACULTY RESPONSIBLE FOR NEXT-GEN
SEQUENCING INFORMATICS
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT:
ALEXANDER STATNIKOV PH.D., DIRECTOR
COMPUTATIONAL CAUSAL DISCOVERY LAB
THANK YOU AND ENJOY!

								
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