A Successful Research Data and Technology Fair

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Left to Right: Bart Ragon, Michael Huerta, Atul Butte, Gretchen Arnold, Andrea Horne Denton

Over 100 participants attended last Friday’s Research Data and Technology Fair, made possible by the support of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)/Southeastern Atlantic Region and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

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Left to Right: Donald Brown, Peter Kasson, Stephen Turner, Lianne Landers

The morning keynote speaker was Atul Butte, MD, PhD, from Stanford University.  Dr. Butte, a bioinformatician and pediatric endocrinologist, spoke of his lab’s use of publicly available molecular measurements to find new uses for drugs.  The lunchtime keynote, Michael Huerta, PhD, from NIH, provided an overview and status report of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative.  In between the two keynote speakers, a panel of speakers from UVA spoke about their areas of expertise.  Panelist included Stephen Turner, PhD, Director, Bioinformatics Core; Lianne Landers, UVA Innovation; Donald Brown, PhD, William Stnsfield Calcott Professor of Engineering and Applied Science; and Peter Kasson, MD, PhD, Departments of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics.

IMG_2430Bart Ragon and Andrea Horne Denton, organizers of the event, felt the fair was a big success and wish to thank the speakers, participants, and the staff at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library for their assistance.

Speaker presentations are available at the following site: http://guides.hsl.virginia.edu/content.php?pid=484279&sid=3970363.

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