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IU Informatics professor and alums featured speakers at leading pharma conference

September 30, 2009

Two graduates of IU’s Laboratory Informatics Program, and an IU Health Informatics professor will be featured speakers at LI ’09: The 5th Forum on Lab Informatics.  This year’s conference – "Advancing Laboratory Informatics to speed up the analytical process and Time to Market" – will be held Oct. 26-28 in San Francisco. 

Mahesh Merchant, lecturer, Health Informatics, will give a talk entitled, "Discussing the Arising Challenges and Opportunities of Electronic Records Management."  The conference will focus on how pharma and biotech laboratories today are constantly challenged with improving business performance, reducing cost and increasing ROI of lab informatics systems, and will address the fundamental challenges that are shared by both lab directors and informatic professionals.

Joining Dr. Merchant will be Mihai Stancu, systems architect, AIT Laboratories; and  Barry Harnick, associate quality consultant, Eli Lilly and Company.  Stancu will share "Case Study: Leveraging Semantic Technology for Scientific Data Integration and Knowledge Management".  Harnick’s talk is entitled "A Practical Approach for Data Quality Assurance."  Stnacu and Harnick both are graduates of IU’s Laboratory Informatics Program.  

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