BREAKOUT SESSION: Medicine Needs Data Scientists
Massive volumes of data are generated as part of biomedical research and everyday clinical care. While data have always driven biomedical innovation, the development of the internet and big data tools provide new opportunities to collaborate, analyze, and accelerate progress. Data scientists are perhaps the most highly sought after technical experts today across all sectors of the economy. After being named the "Sexiest Job of the 21st Century" by the Harvard Business Review in 2012, data scientist jobs continued to boom, with demand across industries going through the roof and salaries well into six figures. With so many options outside of health, how can we attract the best and brightest to the fight to cure disease? How do we more effectively incorporate them and their skill sets into research at all stages?