San Francisco, CA
June 13-14, 2018

Erich Huang

Co-Director of Duke Forge
Duke University School of Medicine

Erich Huang, MD, PhD, is co-director of Duke Forge. Dr. Huang received his PhD and MD degrees from Duke University. There, his doctoral work comprised applying machine learning tools to model cancer signaling pathways. Moving into the world of clinical medicine, Dr. Huang trained in Duke’s Surgery Residency Program. After completing his chief residency, Dr. Huang joined the faculty of Duke's Department of Surgery. In 2011, he was recruited to be director of Cancer Research by Sage Bionetworks in Seattle, Washington. There, he led efforts in building a cloud-based platform and tools for Open Science and open cancer data science challenges. There he was funded by the Sloan Foundation for developing scientific provenance APIs. Extensions of that work were funded by the NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge program when Dr. Huang was recruited to be the first faculty member in Duke’s Division of Translational Biomedical Informatics. He is a Sidney Kimmel Cancer Research Foundation Translational Scholar Awardee, an IBM Faculty Awardee, and a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Regulatory Science Awardee.


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