VISE Spring Seminar with Susan Gregurick, PhD 4.7.22
VISE Spring Seminar
to be led by
Susan Gregurick, PhD
Associate Director for Data Science
National Institutes of Health
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
NOTE Time Change: 4:15 p.m.
NOTE Location Change: Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium/Featheringill Hall
Connecting Data, Enhancing Software, and Creating a Digital Data Health Ecosystem
The NIH works to maximize opportunities that data science can bring to aid in our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of all US citizens. NIH’s strategic plan for data science serves as a north star to optimizing data storage, creating connected data resources, modernizing our data repository ecosystem, sustaining software development, expanding the national data science workforce, and supporting the NIH data management and sharing policy. Inspired by the strategic plan, and in partnership colleagues from across the NIH Institutes and Centers, this talk highlights work to catalyze new data science capabilities in biomedical data science.
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.