Events on October 15, 2021
Susan Gregurick, Director, Office of Data Science Strategy Presents:
Connecting Data, Enhancing Software...Creating a Data Ecosystem
October 15, 2021 at 2:00pm for 1hr
Susan K. Gregurick, Ph.D., was appointed Associate Director for Data Science and Director of the Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) at the National Institutes of Health on Sept. 16, 2019. Under Dr. Gregurick’s leadership, the ODSS leads the implementation of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science through scientific, technical, and operational collaboration with the institutes, centers, and offices that comprise NIH. Dr. Gregurick was instrumental in the creation of the ODSS in 2018 and served as a senior advisor to the office until being named to her current position. Dr. Gregurick was previously the Division Director for Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Prior to joining the NIH in 2013, Dr. Gregurick was a program director in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research at the Department of Energy. Before beginning a career of government service, Dr. Gregurick was a professor of computational chemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research interests included dynamics of large biological macromolecules, and her areas of expertise are computational biology, high performance computing, neutron scattering and bioinformatics. Dr. Gregurick received her undergraduate degree in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Maryland.
The complexity and richness of basic, translational, and clinical research data generated by biomedical researchers hold the keys to understanding biology, enabling better health, and enhancing treatments for diseases. To take full advantage of these data, NIH has developed its first Strategic Plan for Data Science. The Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) leads implementation of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science through scientific, technical, and operational collaboration with the institutes, centers, and offices that comprise the NIH. This talk highlights activities across the NIH that are harnessing the power of data, creating new paths for interoperability, hardening software for scalability, and creating opportunities for researchers of the future.