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Pi Day 2016: Celebrating the Intersection Between the Mathematical & Biomedical Sciences

Monday, March 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (9:00 a.m., NIH Data Center Tour, Building 12)
Building 10, Lipsett Auditorium and FAES Terrace

The National Institutes of Health will hold the second annual Pi Day Celebration on the NIH main campus (Building 10, Lipsett Auditorium and FAES Terrace) on Pi Day, 3/14. The goal of the NIH Pi Day Celebration is to increase awareness across the biomedical science community of the role that the quantitative sciences play in biomedical science.

Starting at 9:00 a.m., The Center for Information Technology is offering a special tour of the newly redesigned NIH Data Center located in Building 12. Take this opportunity to see where your data goes.

From 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Lipsett Auditorium, NIH staff will be giving short presentations called “PiCo Talks”. PiCo Talks are structured lightning talks consisting of three slides to share one idea in four minutes. The complete PiCo Talks schedule can be found on the Pi Day website. The PiCo Talks will be videocast and archived.

The Pi Day Networking Event will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the FAES Terrace. There will be posters, demos, and exhibits showcasing work in biomedical data science. Food will be provided by FAES, and pies for purchase or donation.

The Lipsett Auditorium, at 1:00 p.m., will host the keynote address, “Models and Data in Biomedicine: What's Real and What's Noise? And, Why Should We Care?” presented by Dr. Carlos Bustamante, the chair of Stanford’s new Biomedical Data Science Department. His department works to find common solutions to the challenges of analyzing biomedical data from varied sources, including biosensors, electronic medical records and genomic sequencing. The Pi Day Celebration continues from 2:30 – 4:30 pm with a workshop on Reproducible Research: “Many Dimensions and Shared Responsibilities” led by Dr. Lisa Meier McShane, Chief of the Biostatistics Branch, Biometric Research Program, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis at the National Cancer Institute.

For a complete schedule of events and activities visit the Pi Day website. Join the Pi Day conversation – include #NIH_PiDay in your tweets.

Pi Day at NIH is hosted and organized by the NIH Office of the Director (Office of the Associate Director for Data Science, the National Institutes of Health Library, and the Office of Intramural Research) along with all ICs.

For all events, sign language interpreter can be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Jacqueline Roberts, Jacqueline.Roberts@nih.gov, 301-594-6747, or the Federal Relay, 800-877-8339.