Session Chair Profile

B.S., Vice President, Chief Technology/Medical Informatics Officer, M2Gen
Biography

Judy Barkal currently leads Technology and Medical Informatics at M2Gen. She brings deep experience in strategy, innovation and complex business and technology transformation. Judy’s most recent role was Head of Information Strategy and Innovation at Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health and Science University. At OHSU, Judy established a cancer informatics strategic roadmap and, as PI, led the creation of a clinical data repository integrated with genomics data to serve multiple cancer researchers and programs. Judy was previously a Partner at IBM, Global Business Services where she led complex business and technology transformations globally in financial services, healthcare, energy, and retail. Prior to IBM, Judy specialized in clusters and high performance computing at Sequent Computer Systems. In her early career, she developed safety-critical, real-time flight control systems at Rockwell Collins.

Talk

Accelerating Precision Medicine Using ORIEN Avatar
We will describe the ORIEN Avatar system of aggregated clinical and genomic data. We will present examples of using the Avatar system to accelerate biomarker-driven clinical trials, prioritize indications for I/O therapy, develop a synthetic control arm for a CAR-T trial, and use real world data to investigate drug safety.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Data aggregation and data analysis is critical for acceleration of precision medicine, for enabling new discoveries, and for the development of efficient new treatment protocols for patients. This session will demonstrate with the help of powerful use cases the need for data collection, analysis, and interpretation for improved patient-care.

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