Translational Informatics (TI) Community

The Translational Informatics community is comprised of scientists who develop and apply novel data-driven methodology to biomedical data in order to advance the basic science and practice of clinical pharmacology to ultimately enhance patient outcomes. The field of informatics is highly diverse ranging from bioinformatics (development and application of methods to analyze large scale biomedical and omics data, and conduct knowledge discovery) to clinical informatics (the application of information technology to manage Healthcare systems, improve the quality of Healthcare, and deliver novel healthcare services). Informatics methods are developed and applied to facilitate translational research.

Community Goals
  1. To provide scientific expertise and resources regarding the discovery, development, regulation and utilization of informatics methodology to advance the basic science and practice of clinical pharmacology.
  2. To identify and bridge existing gaps in clinical pharmacology and translational medicine by developing and implementing innovative scientific programs from emerging areas of informatics.
  3. To identify educational opportunities and provide guidance on the application of informatics tools to advance science and practice of clinical pharmacology. 
  4. To engage community members through collaboration, volunteer opportunities, and outreach to grow the informatics community.

Upcoming Webinar
ASCPT Members-Only Webinar presented by the Translational Informatics (TI) Community
Title: Advancing High-Fidelity, Personalized Pharmacogenomics Education Through the Test2Learn Platform
Date and Time: Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:00 pm ET
Speaker: Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD
Moderator: Sonal Singh, PhD
Description: This special webinar presentation will review consensus pharmacogenomic educational competencies promulgated by the genomics/genetics competency center (G2C2) and describe contemporary challenges in delivering genomics education broadly. Participatory education, defined as employing learner personal genomic testing, will be introduced as a solution. A critical review of the literature will provide evidence supporting its value. Ethical challenges to generating, storing, and distributing genetic data in educational environments will be discussed. Finally, the Test2Learn platform (free-license for noncommercial use) which mitigates these risks will be introduced with a description of how informatics and real-world data can be combined to deliver high fidelity education that increases learning outcomes.
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Past Webinars

Sony Tuteja, PharmD

Community Chair


Caitrin McDonough, PhD

Community Vice Chair


Matthew Breiteinstein, PhD

Community Past Chair


Steering Committee members
Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD
Robert Freimuth, PhD
Lang Li, PhD
Michael Liebman, PhD
Mohamed Shahin, PharmD, PhD
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