“Duke is already at the forefront of bringing big data and precision medicine into clinical practice. We’re excited about the opportunities this new center will open for our faculty and students to build productive new collaborations with clinicians and biotech companies to make an impact for patients.”
Xiling Shen, Director
Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health
Hawkins Family Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Center for Genomics and Computational Biology, Duke Cancer Institute
Duke BME is proud to announce the launch of the Sherry and John Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health to foster global partnerships to advance research and education at the intersection of data and health care, with a focus on applying artificial intelligence to clinical trials and practices.
Launched with more than $3 million in funding over three years from philanthropists John and Sherry Woo, the new center will enable Duke faculty and students to work with clinicians and biotech companies globally to expand the impact of data-driven research via clinical trials and entrepreneurship.
The center will award innovative pilot grants to collaborative research projects in big data and health, and sponsor an annual symposium to foster a global community of health data science researchers. The center will also coordinate educational activities, international exchanges and internships for Duke students, as well as encourage global entrepreneurship in health data through sponsoring business plan and pitch competitions, seed funding and networking events.