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Welcome and Introductions

Welcome!


Thank you for attending our two-day virtual workshop, Starting Cloud-Based Research on BDC.


Feel free to engage with other users or create a post with any questions before, during, and after the workshop. We encourage all questions! This forum will also be monitored by our technical support staff during the workshop.



Introductions


Take a moment to introduce yourself; feel free to include your area of research, institution, what you hope to get out of the workshop, or any questions you have in advance!


I'll go first - I am Amber Voght, and I am a User Engagement Specialist with the BioData Catalyst Coordinating Center. I am excited for this workshop to get underway, and to hear about the research that participants are interested in or are currently doing.




Note: Slides and meeting info will be made available on the post here.


Hello everyone!


My name is Emily Hughes. I am a Bioinformatics Systems Analyst as part of Paul Avillach's lab at Harvard Medical School. As part of BioData Catalyst, I work on the PIC-SURE data search and discovery platform. I'll be discussing this tool's functionality more at the session. 


I am passionate about searching, discovering, and understanding data, and helping researchers start their projects. I'm very excited to hear from you all on this Forum and in the workshop!


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Hi Everyone,


My name is Kat Thayer and I am a senior project manager at the Broad Institute and I represent BioData Catalyst powered by Terra. My background is in biostatistics and cardiology research and wish I had learned more about cloud computing at the time. I am excited I get the chance to make data search and analysis in the cloud more accessible to you all to help facilitate your own research!


Looking forward to meeting all of you :)


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Greetings! My name is Suzan Anwar, I am an assistant professor at Philander Smith College, computer science department. I teach intro to data science using Python, machine learning methods, and CS capstone courses. I am interested to learning about how BDC can help me and my students in providing resources to improve my career development, gain new skills, and networking/collaborating with you other attendees. Looking forward to participating in the BDC workshop!


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Hi everyone, my name is LaTonya Hill, I am the Associate Program Director for online education for our Justice Involved Care programs. I have a clinical background and have a desire to expand my knowledge base in the field of research. I am honored to be here and look forward to learning all that this workshop has to offer.

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Hello everyone! I am Lanisha Howze (she/her), and I am an online curriculum manager at Morehouse School of Medicine. I am here to learn about BDC in order to provide support to our instructors and students. I do hope to utilize it in my personal research as I am a doctoral candidate currently at Samford University.  


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I am Jill Keith (she/her) and am a Professor of Biochemistry at Winston-Salem State University. I synthesize small molecules that can address diseases/disorder. Currently using data science to find a cure for drug addiction.


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Greetings!


My name is Dave Roberson.  At Velsera I work in the role of community engagement.  I am fully focused on BioData Catalyst and making sure researchers know about about the ecosystem and can use it to help further their research and their careers.  I like talking to researchers and teachers to see how best we can accommodate their needs. 


Prior to Velsera I worked for 10 years at the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory operating Next Generation DNA/RNA sequencing machines.  


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I am Oyebade Kunle Oyerinde. At Clark Atlanta University, I teach students how to use data to identify and solve public affairs problems, including health disparities. I am strongly interested in learning about BioData Catalyst to help me be a better researcher and use research findings to advocate for the health of the voiceless in society.  


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I look forward to participating in this 2 days workshop. My research interest is the synthesis and characterization of novel antimicrobial agents. I am a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Clark Atlanta University.  I currently serve as the Director of the NSF-funded Partnership for Research and Education in Chemistry (PREC) at Clark Atlanta University.

www.https://cauprec.org/

  


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Hi Everyone,


I am a research analyst at the University of the Virgin Islands and my department is population and housing statistics focused. My research interests include trauma, grief and coping with loss, and women's health. Currently, I am the end of my dissertation journey and will defend my study within the next two weeks. I look forward to this workshop!


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Greetings! I look forward to attending the workshop. I hope to learn more about BDC and how this tool can be used in future research. My research interest are centered around business and how this information can assist organizations with making better ethical business decisions for all communities and ecosystems.


Faculty- Morris Brown College 


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Dear All, my name is Hung-Chung (Joe) Huang, and I am a faculty in the Dept. of Biology at Jackson State University in Mississippi. I am a Bioinformatician and Computational Biologist/Biochemist. I teach Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Biochemistry related courses. The research in my Bioinformatics Lab has a lot to do with genomics-based or structural-biology-based bioinformatics.  I will learn something on BDC from this NDSA workshop that I can implement into my research projects.


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Hello Everyone!


I am Tyesha Burks (she/her).  I am currently an Associate Professor of Biology (Genetics) at Bowie State University.  My research interests include aging and genetic health disparities.  I have a fond appreciation and interest in data science and analytics.  I have incorporated DSA and genomics in my courses.  I am trying to learn as much about it as possible so I can start using it in my research projects.


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Hi I'm Chuang Peng, Professor of Mathematics at Morehouse College, mathematician by training. In addition teaching Mathematics, I have been teaching statistics, programming, data science, and bioformatics. First cohort of faculty members at AUCC for its data science initiative. Still very excited for all the projects/workshops/webinars with data science.



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