142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Bioinformatics Data - Advances for the Health of the Public

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Mary F. Shaffran, MPS, CAE , Information Systems / Health Systems Management Operating Unit, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rockville, MD
As more and more research data become available, we are able to build on this information and to achieve better research results more quickly.  This presentation will show several bioinformatics related databases and programs supported by the National Institutes of Health help researchers share and learn from each other.  We will also describe how the research results are beneficial to public health. The NIH’s Bioinformatics Resource Center for viral families will be described in this presentation as well as he Immunology database and analysis portal (ImmPort) system.

Learning Areas:

Basic medical science applied in public health
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Other professions or practice related to public health
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe how bioinformatics databases are structured to help researchers share and build on research. Explain how clinical research relates to public health in practice.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Manager of the Health Systems Management Life Sciences programs at Northrop Grumman Corporation, and am aware of the accomplishments of our NIH projects and their relationship with Public Health. I managed a portfolio of programs supporting CMS and am able to describe these programs as well as current developments on projects related to health care reform and value based payment.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Northrop Grumman Corporation Health IT Employment (includes retainer)

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.