Monday, 21 November 2016
MHTP technical seminar: A data driven approach to research in the precision medicine era, 2 Dec
Presenter: Professor Jack London
Thomas Jefferson University and Sidney KimmellCancer Center
Jack London, PhD, is a Research Professor of Cancer Biology at Thomas Jefferson University, and Informatics Director at Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.He has been engaged for over 40 years in biomedical informatics research in the domains of bioinformatics, medical informatics, and health care information technology. This work has encompassed: computer simulation of biochemical systems, radiology image archiving and communications systems (PACS), hospital information, clinical trials management and telemedicine systems, and tissue banking applications. His focus in recent years has been on pathology and research data analytics (warehouse, data mining). A current project integrates clinical, biospecimen, genomic, and cancer registry data to support researchers in hypothesis generation and cohort definition, including predicting patient accrual to proposed clinical trials. He has served on a number of NIH study sections, and is a member of the i2b2 Foundation board of advisors and the Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC) organization leadership.