Center for Biomedical Informatics Presents the Precision Medicine Summit

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Peter Tonellato, PhD, is the director for the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the MU School of Medicine. He will be moderating the Precision Medicine Summit.

The Center for Biomedical Informatics at the MU School of Medicine will host a summit for research and medical professionals to discuss MU’s vision for precision medicine. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Acuff Auditorium, MA217, and continues throughout the morning.

 The summit, which is a follow-up to a June 2018 summit held by UM System leaders, will gather clinicians and quantitative scientists involved in the planning for the Translational Precision Medicine Complex (TPMC). The TPMC will be a resource for researchers and clinicians to work together on advanced technologies and share important initiatives across the UM System.

The event will include presentations from Mark McIntosh, PhD, MU vice chancellor for research, graduate studies and economic development, and UM System vice president for research and economic development; Patrick Delafontaine, MD, Hugh E. and Sarah Stephenson Dean of the MU School of Medicine; and two panels featuring MU researchers and clinicians. A full schedule of events can be found below.


7:30 a.m. - Coffee

8:00 a.m. - Implementing UM's Vision for Precision Medicine
Presented by:

  • Mark McIntosh, PhD, Vice President, Research and Economic Development, UM System

8:10 a.m. - The Practice of Precision Medicine
Presented by:

  • Patrice Delafontaine, MD, Dean of the MU School of Medicine

8:20 a.m. - Pediatric Precision Medicine
Presented by:

  • David Gozal, MD,Chair, Child Health MU School of Medicine

8:30 a.m. - Panel on Progress and Proposed Translational Medicine
Presented by:

  • Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
  • David Gozal, MD, Chairman of Child Health
  • Leslie Lyons, PhD, Gilbreath-McLorn Endowed Professor of Comparative Medicine.
  • Douglas Miller, MD, PhD, Director, Pathology Residency Program
  • Steven Segal, PhD, Chancellor's Professor of Research Excellence
  • Kevin Staveley- O'Carroll, MD, Director of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
  • Wes Warren, PhD, Professor, Animal Sciences Research Center

10:30 a.m. - Quantitative and Computational Methods in Precision Medicine
Presented by:

  • Sounak Chakraborty, PhD, Associate Professor, Statistics
  • Trupti Joshi, PhD, Director of Translational Bioinformatics
  • Tim Middelkoop, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Research Computing Support Services, College of Engineering
  • Abu Mosa, PhD, Director, Research Informatics
  • Danny Myers, PhD, Research Strategist, Health Sciences Informatics Group
  • Mihail Popescu, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Management and Informatics
  • Dmitriy Shin, PhD, Director of Pathology Informatics/IT
  • Kat Usop, Biomedical Engineer and HMI student
  • Katie Wilkinson, Director, Information Management and Population Health
  • Dong Xu, PhD, Professor and Director of Information Technology

12:00 p.m. - Adjourn for Lunch in Acuff Atrium

Center for Biomedical Informatics

The mission of the Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) is to connect University of Missouri health care professionals and basic scientists who have a problem to solve with quantitative experts across campus in fields such as computer science, math, statistics and engineering.

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