Computing Community Consortium Blog

The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

NIH Names Dr. Philip E. Bourne First Associate Director for Data Science

December 10th, 2013 / in Uncategorized / by Ann Drobnis

bourneThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the formal appointment of Dr. Philip E. Bourne as the First Associate Director for Data Science at the Institutes.  Francis S. Collins, Director of NIH said,

Phil will lead an NIH-wide priority initiative to take better advantage of the exponential growth of biomedical research datasets, which is an area of critical importance to biomedical research. The era of ‘Big Data’ has arrived, and it is vital that the NIH play a major role in coordinating access to and analysis of many different data types that make up this revolution in biological information.

This appointment is very exciting for the computing community, as it signals the importance of computer science research and applications in healthcare.  The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has been involved in Health IT over the years, and continues to do so.

NIH Names Dr. Philip E. Bourne First Associate Director for Data Science

Comments are closed.