The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is developing a data science roadmap to advance discovery and innovation in infectious diseases and immune-mediated disorders research. Towards this end, NIAID will conduct a series of ideas and innovation webinars that bring together experts and stakeholders in data science, infectious disease, immunology, and immune-mediated disorders.

Through the webinar series, participants will have the opportunity to provide insights into the current landscape of data science research and development, as well as offer ideas that promise to shape the future of data-driven immune-mediated and infectious disease research. The webinar series will serve as a platform for collaboration, idea generation, and networking among participants and generate foundational materials that is expected to inform the prospective role of data science in advancing NIAID’s mission.

Insights that emerge from the series will be distilled into a roadmap for data science research, training, and innovation to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious and immune-mediated diseases by optimally harnessing the potential of data while embracing principles of open science.

Organizing Committee:

Dr. Purvesh Khatri, Stanford University – Co-Chair
Dr. Stephany Duda, Vanderbilt University – Co-Chair
Christopher Marcum, NIAID – Federal lead
Liliana Brown, NIAID
Ishwar Chandramouliswaran, NIAID
Anupama Gururaj, NIAID
Jane Lockmuller, NIAID
Emily Ricotta, NIAID
Steve Tsang, NIAID

A Virtual Expert Panel Discussion Towards the Development of a Data Science Roadmap

February 26th, 12:00-1:30 ET

This event is the first in the series to initiate discussions on provocative and untapped research topics at the intersection of biomedical data science and immune-mediated and infectious diseases.

Our expert panel will engage in a moderated discussion following short talks where they highlight the current landscape, future challenges, and the potential of data science within NIAID’s primary mission to conduct and support basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

12:00 - 12:05 p.m. Welcome, Chris Marcum
Dr. Jill Harper, NIAID Deputy Director for Science Management
12:05 - 12:10 p.m. Setting the Stage
Dr. Purvesh Khatri, Event Co-Chair
Associate Research Professor of Medicine
Research Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection and of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University
12:10 - 12:15 p.m. Panel Introductions
Dr. Stephany Duda, Event Co-Chair
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University
12:15 - 12:25 p.m. Dr. Lynda Stuart
Deputy Director of Vaccines and Immunobiology
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
12:25 - 12:35 p.m. Dr. Keri Althoff
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins University
12:35 - 12:45 p.m. Dr. Bradley Malin
Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Faculty Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society Vanderbilt University
12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Moderated Panel Discussion
Session will have a planned set of questions to discuss with the 3 panelists
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session

Lab: Title TBD

March 8th, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lab: Title TBD

April 7th, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.