Utilizing the Seven Bridges Platform for Training of a New Generation of Health Data Scientists

July 28, 2021 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

During this month's NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC)  webinar series, two Georgetown University staff members about leveraging the CGC in their data science courses and curriculum.

Building from their experience as trainers in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology, Dr. Yuriy Gusev and Ms. Krithika Bhuvaneshwar will cover:

  • approach and methodology for establishing their online data science course “Demystifying Big Biomedical Data: A User’s guide.”
  • examples of graduate-level courses that leverage the CGC as a teaching platform in the Masters in Health Informatics and Data Science program at Georgetown University.

As one of the three Cloud Resources within the NCI CRDC, the CGC provides researchers access to a wide variety of data sets, a catalog of tools to analyze and visualize the data directly from the browser, and scalable computational resources to perform large-scale analysis on the cloud.

Yuriy Gusev, Ph.D.

Dr. Yuriy Gusev is an associate professor of bioinformatics and a bioinformatics Lead at the Georgetown University Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Gusev is the director of the graduate program for a Masters in Health Informatics and Data Science and co-director of the informatics shared resource for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching and training in bioinformatics and computational biology at several academic centers in the U.S. He has developed several new curricula for graduate and undergraduate programs at Georgetown. He has also developed a successful massive open online course on EdX titled, “Demystifying Big Biomedical Data: A User’s Guide,” which attracted over 8,000 students from around the world.

Krithika Bhuvaneshwar

Ms. Krithika Bhuvaneshwar is a research instructor faculty and curriculum coordinator for the Masters in Health Informatics and Data Science program and is also a Senior Bioinformatician at the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics, Georgetown University. She has helped organize training workshops in Elsevier Pathway Studio, Globus Genomics, systems biology, immuno-oncology, and — most recently — imaging informatics for faculty and staff at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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