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Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

february, 2022

04feb12:00 pm1:00 pmPrecisely Practicing Medicine from 700 Trillion Points of DataJOIN WEBEX MEETING


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Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D.

Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D., is the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor and inaugural Director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Butte is also the Chief Data Scientist for the entire University of California Health System, with 20 health professional schools, six medical schools, five academic medical centers, 10 hospitals and over 1,000 care delivery sites. Dr. Butte has been continually funded by NIH for 20 years, is an inventor on 24 patents, and has authored over 200 publications, with research featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Wired. Dr. Butte was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015, and in 2013, he was recognized by the Obama Administration as a White House Champion of Change in Open Science for promoting science through publicly available data. Dr. Butte is also a founder of three investor-backed data-driven companies: Personalis (IPO, 2019), providing medical genome sequencing services; Carmenta (acquired by Progenity, 2015), discovering diagnostics for pregnancy complications; and NuMedii, finding new uses for drugs through open molecular data. Dr. Butte trained in computer science at Brown University, worked as a software engineer at Apple and Microsoft, received his M.D. at Brown University, trained in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology at Children’s Hospital Boston, and then received his Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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(Friday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm