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Toby Bloom, PhD Discusses Data and Social Good at the Data-Driven Innovation Conference

October 26, 2015

The New York Genome Center’s (NYGC) Deputy Scientific Director, Toby Bloom, PhD, spoke at the “Data-Driven Innovation” panel in Manhattan, co-hosted by Google and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Bloom joined the panel focusing on data for social good and how it ties into her work at NYGC. Moderated by   Google’s Associate Manager of Global Industry, Jeff Buchan, the panel explored topics surrounding how organizations are using data for social good and how non-profits are harnessing the power of data.

Dr. Bloom explained the importance of NYGC needing a tremendous amount of data to make the kind of discoveries we strive for, and stressed the importance of having this data for medical research.

To view the whole conference, please visit this link here.

About the New York Genome Center

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit at the forefront of transforming biomedical research and clinical care   with the mission of saving lives. As a consortium of renowned academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, NYGC focuses on translating genomic research into clinical solutions for serious disease. Our member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science, and medicine. We harness the power of innovation and discoveries to improve people’s lives – ethically, equitably, and urgently. Member institutions include: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, American Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cornell University/Weill Cornell Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, The Jackson Laboratory, Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The New York Stem Cell Foundation, New York University, North Shore-LIJ, The Rockefeller University, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Stony Brook University. For more information, visit:

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