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MS, Chief Data Science Strategist, NIH/NHGRI

Biography
Valentina Di Francesco is the National Human Genome Research Institutes (NHGRI) Chief Data Science Strategist, and Director of the Office of Genomic Data Science (OGDS). In this role, she provides leadership, strategic guidance and coordination for NHGRI programs in computational genomic and data science. Her Office provides guidance for NHGRI's implementation of NIH's data sharing policies, promoting the proper governance, stewardship, and sustainability of shared data. Her office also coordinates NHGRI's involvement in NIH-wide data science efforts. It also leads efforts that encourage data scientists to become a part of the genomics research community through the support of training, mentored research experiences, and career development programs.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 2 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-4.00 P.M.


Track Chair:
Gad Getz, Broad Institute

  • PMWC 2024 Luminary Award
    Luminary Honoree: Heidi Rehm, MGH and Broad Institute
  • Opening Talk: The Power of Data by Track Chair Gaddy Getz, Broad Institute
  • Challenges of Remote Data Harmonization and Querying (PANEL)
    Chair: Heidi Rhem, MGH and Broad Institute
    - Chris Lunt, All of Us
    - Simona Carini, UCSF
    - Josh Peterson, Emerge/Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    - Nara Sobreira, Johns Hopkins/GeneMatcher
  • Promoting Global Collaboration for Data Sharing: Overcoming Organizational and Sectoral Barriers (PANEL)
    Chair: Gad Getz, Broad Institute
    - Peter Goodhand, GA4GH
    - Valentina Di Francesco, NHGRI
    - Melanie Courtot, ICGC-ARGO
    - Erica Galvez, Manifest MedEx
  • Keynote: Machine Learning for Therapeutic Discovery
    - Daphne Koller, insitro
  • Exploring the Power of AI and Data Sciences in Drug Discovery (PANEL)
    Chair: Michelle Chen, Insilico Medicine
    - Kim Branson, GSK
    - Laszlo Radvanyi, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
    - Martin Stumpe, Tempus
    - Sun-Gou Ji, BridgeBio
    - Angela Oliveira Pisco, Insitro
  • Foundation Models to Advance Precision Medicine (PANEL)
    Chair: Nigam Shah, Stanford
    - Aashima Gupta, Google
    - Rod Tarrago, AWS
    - Lana Feng, Huma.ai
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Janusz Dutkowski, Data4Cure

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