A signature annual event of the Big Data Health Science Center is its National Big Data Health Science Conference. Uniting leaders from academia, government, health care and industry, key topics of the conference include electronic health records, geospatial, social media, genomics, and bionanomaterial Big Data research. Sessions include plenary addresses, breakout panel discussions, workshops and poster presentations. Speakers for the 2021 Annual Conference included leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Statistical Analysis System (SAS), The Columbia Veteran Affairs (VA) Health Care System, Innovation Think Tank Siemens Healthineers (IIT), and leaders from dozens of academic institutions from across the country. More detailed information about speakers, panels, workshops and other conference details is available on the conference website.
Robert L. Caslen Jr.
President, University of South Carolina
Robert L. Caslen Jr. will deliver the Welcome and Opening Remarks.
G. Thomas Chandler, Ph.D., M.Sc
Dean, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
Dean Chandler will chair the Opening Session and announce the winners of Student Big Data Case Competition.
Stephen J. Culter, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina
Dean Culter will deliver the Closing Remarks.
Sean Young, Ph.D., M.S.
The Executive Director of the University of California Institute for Prediction Technology, the Center for Digital Behavior
Cui Tao, Ph.D.
Professor at the School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Dolores Albarracin, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Business, and Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Susan Gregurick, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Data Science and Director of the Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) at the National Institutes of Health
Bankole Olatosi, M.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., FACHE
Program Director for the MHA program in the Department of Health Services Policy and Management, at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
Head of Innovation Think Tank, Siemens Healthineers; Program Director and Adjunct Professor at Innovation Think Tank Lab at University of South Carolina
Wenbin Lu, Ph.D.
Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University
Steve Bennett, Ph.D.
Director, Global Government Practice, SAS
Office of the Director, Columbia VA HCS
The two-day conference has helped accelerate the overarching goals of the center, including achieving its mission which is to be an innovative driven enterprise that can facilitate and accelerate a sustained high-caliber transformation of the University of South Carolina into a global leader in Big Data health science.