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Cedars-Sinai Appoints Founding Chair of Department of Computational Biomedicine

Jason H. Moore, PhD, a Pioneer in Developing Artificial Intelligence for Analysis of Complex Biomedical Data, to Lead New Department

Cedars-Sinai has selected Jason H. Moore, PhD, FACMI, as the founding chair of the newly created Department of Computational Biomedicine.

Moore, who joins Cedars-Sinai on Nov. 1, currently is the Edward Rose Professor of Informatics and director of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as senior associate dean of Informatics and director of the Division of Informatics in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at the medical school.

"The creation of the Department of Computational Biomedicine under Dr. Moore's leadership reflects Cedars-Sinai's commitment to advancing medical discovery and the recognition of the foundational role complex data plays in our research and clinical care," said Shlomo Melmed, MB, ChB, executive vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of the Medical Faculty. "The department will buttress our research computing infrastructure as we provide statistical, data management, computational and informatics support to our investigators."

Moore received his bachelor of science degree from Florida State University, followed by master's degrees in human genetics and applied statistics and a doctorate in human genetics, all at the University of Michigan. Then at Vanderbilt University, he directed the Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education, and subsequently moved to Dartmouth College, where he directed the Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences.

In 2015, Moore moved to the Perelman School of Medicine, where he leads an active NIH-funded research program focused on the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms for analysis of complex biomedical data.

A widely published investigator, Moore also is an elected fellow of leading professional associations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American College of Medical Informatics, the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics and the American Statistical Association. He also is an elected member of the International Statistics Institute and is editor-in-chief of the journal BioData Mining.

As the department's founding chair, Dr. Moore will be a strategic leader in building cutting-edge bioinformatics, data science and computational infrastructure to advance Cedars-Sinai's research mission.