2015 Invited Speakers Announced!
Chief, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine
Deputy Director, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (NUCATS)
Director, Center for Data Science and Informatics (CDSI)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Justin Starren, M.D., Ph.D., FACMI, is Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is also founding Chief of the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Deputy Director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and Director of the Feinberg Center for Data Science and Informatics (CDSI). Dr. Starren’s research focuses on the translation of computer and informatics research into real-world solutions. Dr. Starren was Co-PI and chief technology architect for the Informatics for Diabetes Education And Telemedicine Project (IDEATel)--the largest civilian telemedicine project ever attempted up to that time. Later, Dr. Starren turned his focus to the integration of genomic research and clinical computing as the lead informatician on the Wisconsin Genomics Initiative. Currently, Dr. Starren leads the EHR integration workgroup of the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) project, focusing on the integration of genomic decision support into clinical care. He also leads the doctoral programs in Health and Biomedical Informatics, serves on the university Big Data Taskforce and oversees a variety of bioinformatics, research computing, and data sciences for NUCATS. He is a member of the board of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
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Acting Professor at Hanover's University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Deputy Head Open Science Lab, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
Ina Blümel is acting professor at Hanover's University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HsH), Department of Information Management, and postdoctoral researcher at the Open Science Lab (OSL) of the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). Her teaching and research focuses on e-Science, Research Information, Semantic Web, and Digital Libraries. Ina graduated from the Institute of Library and Information Science at Humboldt University of Berlin, where she completed her doctorate in 2013 on a topic about metadata for non-textual documents and Linked Data. Since last year, she has integrated the topic VIVO and research information with linked data into her information management classes. Ina successfully involves students and young researchers in VIVO context, leading projects at HsH working as basis for OSL VIVO developments, such as "Open Science VIVO" for Leibniz Research Association Science 2.0. She is co-organizing VIVO workshops in Europe (6.2014 at European Library Automation Group (ELAG) conference, 9.2015 at TIB - the first workshop for the growing German VIVO community). Ina reviews for several international conferences, i.e. International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business (i-Know) or Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR).
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National Information Standards Organization
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Director for Programs at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISOs topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO in 2011, Nettie worked for a library software vendor, where she served for 11 years as project training librarian and product manager. She holds a M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan.
Twitter Handle: @abugseye
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