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Developing Advanced CyberInfrastructure for Precision Medicine: A View from the Trenches

Time 10/06/15 02:00PM-02:50PM

Room Room 25-A

Session Abstract

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the largest biomedical research institution in Ohio and perennially ranks among the nation's best-funded medical schools from the National Institutes of Health and boasts eight Nobel laureates among its faculty and alumni. The School of Medicine was awarded $64 million from the NIH/NCRR to form the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative in Ohio, which was renewed for five years and increased to $64.6 million in 2012. CWRU School of Medicine faculty members carried out the first surgical treatments of coronary artery disease, created the first simulated milk formula for infants, developed the first heart-lung machine for use in open heart surgeries, performed the first successful genetic alteration of human cells in a test tube, and created the first artificial human chromosome. Maintaining such a high standard of biomedical research means the School of Medicine must continually look to the future.

Advanced cyberinfrastructure is a critical component for supporting present-day research, especially in the emerging field of precision medicine, a medical model that customizes health care by tailoring medical decisions, practices, and products to the individual patient. This session presents the CWRU approach to using advanced cyberinfrastructure to address research needs in precision medicine and other areas utilizing sensitive and regulated data through the development of a Secure Research Environment that encompasses virtual desktop access to a secure data center. Topics of the session include architecture, security, governance, HIPAA/FISMA considerations, and an examination of the SRE's impact on campus research.


Speaker Roger Bielefeld Case Western Reserve University

Speaker Jeffrey Gumpf Case Western Reserve University

Speaker James Warfe Case Western Reserve University

Primary track Research

Secondary tracks Security

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