Ladylike Indeed! #leanin #knowyourvalue






I had the pleasure to attend the Know Your Value Conference with Dr. Mary Juhas from OSU Gender Initiatives. I hope my students and colleagues get a chance to attend. In the meantime, please take the time to hear the keynote speech presented by Senator Claire McCaskill from Missouri. Her words are important for all of us. You may even see me sitting in the front row with Dr. Juhas! Enjoy.

Creativity & Intrinsic Drive Justified!






Understand the gap between what science knows and what business does.  An excellent TED talk about the importance of autonomy, mastery, and purpose to make the most of your work. See where it will take you. #creativity

Buckeye Box Data- Dos & Don’ts





A gentle reminder for students working on honors projects or my studies:

1-follow advisor rules about data (where to store, protections, etc.).

2-Never store data on thumb drives, Google drives, any kind of drive that is not associated with the study. Use Buckeye Box for data without PHI. If PHI involved, must follow rules for protections and privacy. HIPAA breaches still occur and we need to be sure we follow all guidelines.

3-Read new ONC report about data security standards (effective 4/15).

People do not come to OSU to be ordinary! Message from President Drake….







Dear Friends:

I recently read a quote from Ohio State’s national champion wrestler that really struck me: “People do not come to Ohio State to be ordinary.”

What an incredibly true statement. It actually came to mind for me multiple times yesterday, as I looked out across the room while delivering my investiture speech. I am still delving into the first year of my presidency at Ohio State, but each and every day I meet members of the broad university community who aim to excel, rather than simply achieve. Seeing so many of those special individuals come together for my investiture ceremony was a humbling experience.

My deep gratitude goes to everyone who contributed to the investiture and created such a meaningful memory for Brenda, our family and me. I greatly appreciate the countless Buckeyes who have marked the beginning of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

It is a great privilege to serve as this university’s 15th president. Ohio State is a catalyst in expanding what we believe to be possible, improving lives and stimulating new ideas. I am very proud of this institution and our people, and I am excited to work with you as we move forward. Thank you for your support of this extraordinary university.

Sincerely, Michael V. Drake, MD President

American Medical Informatics Association TBI/CRI 2015






The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) TBI/CRI conference is held every March in San Francisco and is essentially “ground zero” for precision medicine research. Please check scholarship section on my site for information on abstract submissions and registration. Here are a few take home points direct from the conference:

-Precision Medicine: anticipate unique funding opportunities in NIH Data Science per Dr. Philip Bourne.

-Consider debate surrounding introduction of new data models, especially involving Patient Powered Research Networks (PPRNs) and Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) to facilitate data exchange.

-Data quality is a major concern! Check recent pub by Dr. Kahn and Colleagues.

-Check out abstract presented by our team at OSUMC-Wexner Medical Center, Quality & Safety division (on page 355).

-Attn: Advisees, Nursing 3890, & NURSEADVN 4520 Informatics students! Let’s talk if you have an interest in submitting your work for the conference next year!

In honor of Star Trek; it’s all about data!!!