Welcome Sean Davis, MD, PhD to Medical OncologyJan 8, 2021
We are excited to welcome Sean Davis, MD, PhD to the Division of Medical Oncology!
Dr. Davis, a 13 year veteran of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is joining the University of Colorado as the new associate director for informatics and data science at the Cancer Center and as professor in the Department of Medicine in the Divisions of Medical Oncology and Hematology. Dr. Davis will also become the inaugural Rifkin and Bennis Endowed Chair in Cancer Bioinformatics, made possible by a generous gift from the Rifkin Foundation.
In his role at the University of Colorado, Dr. Davis will help lead efforts in developing and applying data science and artificial intelligence methods to advance research and improve clinical practice. “Biomedical research and its clinical translation are now data-intensive efforts. Identifying connections within and between datasets is key to success in precision medicine, improving health and understanding disease. The rapid advancements we have made in generating and collecting research and clinical data have led to new opportunities and challenges for researchers and patients alike" says Dr. Davis.
Drawn to the University of Colorado because of its dedication to team science and entrepreneurial spirit, Dr. Davis is excited to build and extend partnerships and communities of practice to achieve innovation in data, analytics and computing to advance research and health care
“One of the things I’m really interested in doing is building out some workforce development that starts potentially even before high school, and thinking strategically about how we can use education to impact data science and the people that end up in it. Data science is going to be where the leaders are going to live in the next century, so the better job we can do with training an innovative, diverse and inclusive workforce, the better" says Dr. Davis.