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Duke Center for Health Informatics: The Collaborative Effort to Create an Integrated National Biological Surveillance System to Help Decision Makers at All Levels Make Informed Decisions

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Wednesday, March 01, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Edgemon, MS
Informatics Research Seminars

Seminar Abstract:
In the decade in which the events of September 11, 2001, occurred, the Department of Homeland Security posed the question to a team represented by the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University and SAS, "how can we detect acts of biological terrorism?" This presentation will provide details of the process, the approach taken, the results, and the failures of the experience. We will also note the perceived relevance these techniques still hold today.

Instructor Biosketch:
Sam Edgemon is a Consultant in the SAS Professional Services Group and is most recently responsible for creating the SAS initiatives for Collegiate Enrollment Management, the "Star System" approach to Collegiate Athletic Department analytics, and the initiative defining the Academic Pathways for Student Athletes. Experience comes from many areas: Government, Environmental, Biological Surveillance, Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Education, Gaming, Sports, Recreation, and Agriculture. Sam holds a B. S. in Mathematics and a M.S. in Statistics from the University of Tennessee with certifications in Management (Northwestern), Data Science (Johns Hopkins University), Social Physics (M.I.T.), Innovation and Design (University of Virginia), and Sabermetrics (Boston University).

Zoom Meeting link:
Meeting number (access code): 218 610 0752, Meeting password: 950986