Annoucement: NIH Hire Formally Recognizes Age of ‘Big Data’

NIH Hire Formally Recognizes Age of ‘Big Data’

The National Institutes of Health has hired its first permanent associate director of data science — a formal signal by the biomedical agency that the age of “big data” has arrived in scientific research. The NIH’s director, Frances S. Collins, said that Philip E. Bourne, associate vice chancellor for innovation and industry alliances at the University of California at San Diego, would help ensure that the NIH plays a “major role in coordinating access to and analysis of many different data types that make up this revolution in biological information.” Bourne, who is also a professor of pharmacology, will take over from Eric D. Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, who Collins appointed in an acting role earlier this year to drive the agency’s big data work.

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Inside Higher Ed

Comment: NIH, as usual behind the curve, responding, reacting, and  rarely proactive.  Let the people determine the research…It is OUR tax dollars!

Taboo Subject?

A black female professor says she has been repeatedly investigated by her college for talking about race in ways that offended some white students.

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Inside Higher Ed

Comment: Will big Data help identify these higher Education companies/universities that discriminate? Discrimination is the enemy of diversity.


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

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