Program Schedule

8:30 9:00
Check-in and Continental breakfast

Bagels, croissants, coffee, tea & juices will be available.

9:00 9:15
Welcome and introductions


9:15 10:00
Open Data: It’s about more than just the data
Stephanie Wright, Mozilla

Recorded video

Stephanie Wright leads the Mozilla Science Lab, a program of the Mozilla Foundation funded by the Sloan Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Siegel Family Endowment.  Her work at Mozilla focuses on hosting events such as Working Open Workshops and Open Leadership Trainings, developing educational resources such as the Open Data Training Program, and building a community of leaders through Mozilla Fellowships and other activities.

Prior to Mozilla, Stephanie worked for the University of Washington where she developed and led the Libraries Research Data Services Unit, served as a Senior Data Science Fellow at the UW’s eSciences Institute, and co-authored the Librarian Outreach Kit as part of the Community Engagement & Outreach Working Group for DataONE.

10:00 10:45
Advancing Health through Open Data
Elizabeth Kittrie, National Library of Medicine

Recorded video

Elizabeth Kittrie is a Strategic Advisor for Data and Open Science at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Prior to joining to the NLM, she served as a Senior Advisor to the Associate Director for Data Science at the National Institutes of Health, where she led open innovation efforts including the Open Science Prize, a collaborative partnership between the NIH, Wellcome Trust and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Kittrie has also served as Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she led data access and open government activities across the Department. Prior to joining federal service, Kittrie was the first Associate Director for the Department of Biomedical Informatics and as the Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University.

10:45 11:00
Networking break

Light refreshments.

11:00 11:45
Open Science & the City of Big Data
Tom Schenk, City of Chicago

Recorded video

Tom Schenk is a researcher and author in a number of fields, including data science, open data, data visualization, and education research and policy. He is currently the Chief Data Officer at the City of Chicago, which includes leadership of the strategic use of data to improve the efficiency of city operations and improve the quality of life for residents. Tom has led the expansion of Chicago’s open data portal, implementation of predictive analytics to optimize city services, and leading the City’s database and business intelligence teams. He leads  Tom has also co-founded and is currently the Chair of the Civic Analytics Network, an association of nearly two-dozen city CDOs, based at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

12:00 1:30
Lunch

Regenstein Library, Room 122

1:45 2:45
Contributed Papers Session 1
Emergency Department Use across 88 Small Areas after Affordable Care Act Implementation in Illinois
Professor Joseph Feinglass, Northwestern University
Working Toward Convergence: A problem based health sciences course drawing on open data sources and multiple analytic approaches
Porcia Vaughn, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas Libraries, STEM Librarian, Dr. Ken Ripperger-Suhler, University of Houston, College of Education, Psychological Health and Learning Sciences, Michelle Catalano, University of Houston, University of Houston Libraries, Director, Library Services for the Health Sciences
2:45 3:00
Afternoon Break


3:00 4:00
Contributed Papers Session 2
Combining dozens of open data sets expands our view of Chicagoland
Steven Vance, Chicago Cityscape
Cardiovascular Clinical Trial Data Sharing: A Reproduction Analysis of the SMART-AF Trial
Hawkins Gay MD, MPH, Northwestern University
4:00 4:15
Closing remarks