Washington D.C. - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a research partnership with PatientsLikeMe, an online patient community, to explore the potential for patient-generated health data to identify dangerous drugs. The FDA already collects data about instances of dangerous drug side effects, called adverse events, though its access to this information is limited to patients who voluntarily report adverse events directly to the FDA and aggregated data from insurers and electronic medical records. FDA hopes this new partnership, which grants it access to 110,000 adverse event reports related to 1,000 different medications from PatientsLikeMe users who voluntarily share their data, will allow for more a detailed understanding of how patients take medicine.
Washington D.C. – According to the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, “With big data come enormous benefits -- socially and economically -- along with questions that feel new to us. Businesses should be thinking about how to make the most of big data, while also stewarding the information consumers have entrusted to them.”
Trenton, NJ - The data center business continues to prosper in New Jersey, and if the axiom “location, location, location” applies anywhere, it’s here. Proximity to New York and its financial services sector is key, as is New Jersey’s location in the Boston-Washington, DC corridor. And while New Jersey isn’t necessarily an inexpensive place to do business, it’s certainly cost-effective compared to New York. Moreover, the state’s fiber and telco prowess comes into play in a very large way.
Pittsburgh, PA - According to Rich Lord, "High on the White House’s hit list: The series of letters, numbers and symbols you type in when you access everything from your bank account to your Netflix list."“Kill the password dead as a primary security measure,” urged Michael Daniel, the president’s cybersecurity coordinator, at the International Conference on Cyber Engagement, held recently at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. As more and more devices connect to the Internet, we need to develop new ways of confirming our identities, he said.
Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Technology & Entrepreneurship Talent Network will be celebrating their 2nd Annual Industry Week starting with a kickoff event at the New Jersey Institute of Technology on April 13th.
Jersey City, NJ - New Jersey City University will host the 16th annual "NJEDge Best Practices Showcase" on Friday, March 13, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in the Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City. Designed for kindergarten through graduate-level educators and institutional researchers, the Showcase will focus on innovative teaching practices and technology-mediated instruction.
Newark, NJ - JPMorgan Chase & Co. and NJIT’s New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) will hold a summit on a $1.45 million initiative to advance the health care sector in the Newark metro region and boost economic development by promoting growth in the city’s burgeoning health care IT cluster.
Glassboro, NJ - The New Jersey Big Data Alliance, the state's premier consortium of NJ’s institutions of higher education focused on “Big Data,” will have their 2nd annual symposium at Rowan University. Titled "Big Data and the Transformation of Society," the exciting event will include a keynote address delivered by a big data visionary, networking opportunities and panel discussions.
The symposium and panel discussion on Big Data will include:
· Climate change
· Workforce development
· As well as an industry expo, poster session and reception
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