The focus of Alex’s work is conception, design, development of technology, infrastructure, and methods for collaborative clinical research in disease-specific networks. Alex’s CIB team introduced such innovative platforms as NeuroBANK®, a patient-centric research platform and accelerated research environment; PRO-ACT™, a harmonized anonymized dataset from clinical trials to design future trials and predictive and survival models in ALS; and The SigNET™ Platform for unique and secure patient identification across research continuum. All three platforms won the Best Practice Award from Bio-IT World Congress in Precision and Translational Medicine category. In 2021, Alex received prestigious Healey International Prize for Innovation in ALS. Alex also researches patient empowerment and incentives, secure collaboration, integration, harmonization, and clinical and research information sharing. Alex chairs Big Data committee of NEALS consortium, and a founding Board Member of ALD Connect consortium. He holds MS degree in Nuclear Engineering and graduated from a doctorate program in Nuclear Engineering.
William Oh, Mount Sinai