How Data Mining Drives Pharma: Information as a Raw Material and Product

How Data Mining Drives Pharma: Information as a Raw Material and Product

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You can’t take a pill to make you smarter but you can use data to reshape an industry. Join Dr. Wendy Cornell from Merck and ACS Board Chair Dr. William Carroll to find out how Big Data and Informatics are utilizing new sources of information including social media and electronic health records to reshape the R&D pipeline.

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What You Will Learn

  • R&D drug pipeline decisions rely on high quality information
  • The essential role of information stewardship for maximizing value and re-use
  • Career opportunities are increasing in the pharmaceutical and other industries for information scientists, including those with Ph.D.s  in a scientific field



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Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


* Speaker slides are posted the day of the LIVE presentation and the recording will be available on this webpage one week after the LIVE  presentation date.  


Meet Your Experts

Dr. Wendy Cornell is Head of Informatics IT Proprietary Information and Knowledge Management at Merck where her group applies text mining to extract knowledge and support pipeline decisions.  She is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, member of the Committee on CAS, and Past Chair and Program Chair of the COMP Division. She received a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California at San Francisco where her research focused on Computational Chemistry and she completed her undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University.




Dr. William Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University, and is currently Vice President, Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation and also Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana. Bill is a Past President (2005) of ACS, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and member of a number of committees for the National Research Council. In 2009, he was chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. On behalf of OxyChem he has chaired numerous committees for industry associations, including the American Chemistry Council and has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme. He holds two patents, and has over sixty publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration and plastics recycling.



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