PDF Program


8:15am-9:00amBreakfast – Theater Lobby

9:00-9:20amWelcome Opening Remarks – Theater

Constantia Constantinou, Dean of University Libraries, SUNY Distinguished Librarian

Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Lina Obeid, MD, Vice Dean, Scientific Affairs

Arthur P. Grollman, MD, Distinguished Professor, Evelyn G. Glick Professor of Experimental Medicine, and Director, Laboratory for Chemical Biology- Introducing the keynote speaker.


Keynote/ Prelec Lecture – Theater

Research data as knowledge asset: the case for curation and sharing

Neil Rambo,  Department Chair and Director of the Health Sciences Library at the New York University School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center

10:15am-10:30am Q & A

10:30am-10:45amCoffee Break – Theater Lobby

10:45am-11:20amPanel Discussion – Theater

Biomedical Informatics, Big Data and Open Data initiatives”


Shafeek Fazal,  Associate Director, Library Technology, Discovery and

Digital Initiatives


Jonas Almeida, Professor and Chief Technology Officer

“Executable Publications – are we there yet?”

Janos Hajagos, Research Assistant Professor and Chief of Data Analytics

Making data liquid and the role of metadata: examples from describing a patient’s community

Jennifer Lyon, Biomedical and Translational Medicine Librarian, Health Sciences Library

Open data initiatives from the NIH and NCBI

11:20am-11:30am– Q & A

11:30am-12:15pm – Theater

Scientific publishing in the digital age: the search for better ways to communicate scientific research and assess its impact

Gary Ward, Board Chairman, PLoS (Public Library of Science)

12:15pm-12:30pm– Q & A

12:30pm-2:00pmLunch – Zodiac Gallery

2:00pm-2:45pm – Theater

“Open Humanities and the Future of Scholarly Communication”

Marguerite Avery, Director of Scholarly Communication at, and Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press

2:45pm-3:00pm-Q & A

3:00pm-3:45pmPanel Discussion – Theater

“Research, Public Access and Open Access”


Darren Chase, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University Libraries


Dr. Evelyn Bromet, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Laura Costello, Head, Research & Emerging Technologies, University Libraries

Celia Marshik, Chair, Department of English

Martin Schoonen, Director of Environmental Initiatives, Brookhaven National Laboratory

3:45pm-4:00pm– Q & A

4:00pm-4:20pmClosing Remarks – Theater

David Conover, Vice President for Research

Darren Chase, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University Libraries