Dr. Shannon K McWeeney, PhD
Professor, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Dr. McWeeney is a Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and Head of the Division of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Oregon Health and Sciences University. She serves as Associate Director for Computational Biomedicine at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and Director of Translational Bioinformatics for the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

In 2010, she was selected as a Kavli Frontiers Fellow by the US National Academy of Sciences. Her work is at the intersection of computer science, biostatistics, genetics and medicine to develop approaches to solve research bottlenecks, as well as novel ways to visualize and interpret information, with an emphasis on patient stratification and therapeutic prioritization. In addition, she has a career-long commitment to data sharing and patient engagement. She served as a member of the Enhanced Data Sharing working group for the NCI Blue Ribbon Panel for White House Moonshot Initiative. Since 2013, she has led the computational and modeling effort for the Beat AML consortium, comprised of 11 academic medical centers and 11 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, focused on new approaches to support precision oncology. In July 2019, she was recognized for her role as a Visionary and one of the female leaders who are Forces of Change in Cancer.

Dr. McWeeney's Knight School (TED-like talk) presentation on Unlocking the cancer code: technology, data, and genetics Mathematics Genealogy Project
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