Post-Conference Update

We are pleased to announce UCSF Informatics Day — Leveraging Clinical Data for Research was a resounding success! Thanks to all who joined for the inaugural UCSF Informatics Day! 

With over 400 UCSF Faculty, Students, and Staff in attendance; and a program featuring leadership talks, resource talks, and scientific use cases as well as booths showcasing various campus informatics resources. We will be making many of these talks available on the web, please check back here for updates. We hope this event will expand your research possibilities. Our program featured:

•  Plenary Lecture     •  UCSF Leadership talks     •  Use-Case talks     •  Informatics Resources     •  Networking Opportunities!

SLIDES of talks are below

Informatics Day Highlights

Below is a listing of event speakers and topics. There will also be booths. Click HERE to see the SCHEDULE.

Featured Visiting Speakers

Joshua C Denny, MD, MS
2014 Charles J. and Lois B. Epstein Visiting Professor
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University

Wylie Burke, MD, PhD UCSF Informatics Day slides
2013-2014 UCSF Presidential Chair
Professor and Chair
Department of Bioethics and Humanities
University of Washington

Use Cases

The NHLBI REDS-II I Program UCSF Informatics Day slides

Elizabeth St. Lezin
Learning Health Systems & Health e Heart UCSF Informatics Day slides

Mark Pletcher 
UCSF Breast Care Center UCSF Informatics Day slides

Sue Dubman and Alexandra Solomon
Nursing Engagement through Social Gamification

Arup Roy-Burman
Data Coordinating at UCSF School of Dentistry

Stuart Gansky and Steve Gregorich

Other Featured Speakers

Sam Hawgood, MBBS UCSF Informatics Day slides
Interim Chancellor
Dean, UCSF School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor of Medical Affairs, UCSF

Keith R. Yamamoto, PhD UCSF Informatics Day slides
Vice Chancellor for Research at UCSF
Executive Vice Dean of the School of Medicine
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD 
Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Doug Berman, SM UCSF Informatics Day slides
Deputy Director, Academic Research Systems

Michael Blum, MD UCSF Informatics Day slides
Associate Vice Chancellor, Informatics
Chief Medical Information Officer
Director, Center of Digital Health Innovation

Sorena Nadaf, MS, MMI UCSF Informatics Day slides
Director, Translational Informatics
Chief Informatics Officer, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Robert Nussbaum, MD UCSF Informatics Day slides
Chief, UCSF Division of Genomic Medicine
Director, UCSF Genomic Medicine Initiative

Neil Risch, PhD UCSF Informatics Day slides 
Director, UCSF Institute for Human Genetics
Co-Director, UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences
Professor, UCSF Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Ida Sim, MD, PhD UCSF Informatics Day slides
Professor, UCSF Department of Medicine
Director, CTSI Biomedical Informatics Program

Resources & Tools

Below are the websites and contact information for the various resources and tools booths featured at the conference:


Academic Research Systems UCSF Informatics Day slides
Contact:  Jocel Dumlao

APeX Reporting UCSF Informatics Day slidesUCSF Informatics Day slides
Contact: Sayan Chatterjee


Enterprise Data Warehouse UCSF Informatics Day slides
Contact: David Dobbs

mHealth Information Services Unit
Contact: Kristin Chu

Research Data Browser UCSF Informatics Day slides
Contact: ARS Staff

UCSF Library
Contact: Megan Laurance


Cancer Center Computing Cluster
Contact:  Richard Johnson

CDHI UCSF Informatics Day slides
Contact:  Rhona Snyman

Institute for Human Genetics Computing Cluster
Contact: Brad Dispensa

OnCore UCSF Informatics Day slides
Contact: Lindsay Watt Alami

QB3 Computing Cluster
Contact: Joshua Baker-LePain

Sandler Center Functional Genomics Core Facility
Contact: Andrea Barczak

UCSF Data Center Services
Contact:  Mark Day


CTSI Research Navigator

San Francisco Coordinating Center
Contact: Laura Bettencourt

Translational Informatics Core