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Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Career Talks: Cecil Lynch, MD, MS & Ford Culver

Modified: November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Baldwin Conference Room
303 East Superior, Chicago IL


What do graduate students need to know about pursuing careers in informatics and data science outside of academia?

Cecil Lynch, MD, MS Chief Medical Information Officer, Accenture Digital

Cecil Lynch, MD, MS is the Chief Medical Information Officer of Accenture's Global Health Services Group with extensive domain expertise in both medical practice and Health IT. He has served in leadership roles within the HL7 Standards Development Organization including as a co-Chair of the Vocabulary Technical Committee and currently as a member of the Architectural Review Board and FHIR Governance Board. He is a thought leader and international advisor on Health Informatics and has served in advisory roles to the US Centers for Disease Control, the National Center Institute, Health and Human Services, and the European Commission Centre's for Disease Control.

Roles prior to Accenture included the CEO of OntoReason, LLC, a Semantic Web Service company; the Chief Semantic Architect of the National Cancer Institute; Chair of the UC Davis Health Informatics Graduate Group; and Chief of the Office of Informatics and Surveillance for the State of California Department of Public Health. In addition to his formal training in Health IT, Dr. Lynch is a UCLA trained OB/GYN with more than 14 years in outpatient and inpatient clinical practice.


Ford Culver - Data Science Manager, Accenture Health and Public Service

Ford Culver is a Data Science Manager in Accenture's Digital business within the Health and Public Service Advanced Analytics Practice. Since joining Accenture in 2016, Ford has helped transform and bring new analytic capabilities to many provider, payer, and health service clients. Ford started his career at Northwestern Medicine (NM) Analytics Division building out patient facing mobile applications which synced EMR data in real-time allowing patients to be more involved in their care. In addition, Ford has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for his involvement with patient care related projects focusing on preventing and reducing blood clots (VTEs).

Ford holds a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern and a Managerial Analytics Certificate from Kellogg School of Management. In his free time, Ford is a Board Member of the Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Medicine, and enjoys a good round of golf every once in a while!


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Refreshments will be served.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Professional Development