Michael Italia

Michael Italia
Manager, Applications Research, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Michael is a Lead Application Scientist in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Biomedical Informatics. His primary role is to lead, support, and advise projects with a need for integrated clinical, genomic, and imaging data to enable translational research.

Michael has over 10 years of experience building and managing complex biomedical data repositories. Prior to his work at CHOP, Michael spent 8 years designing and building several genomic data integration projects for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

Michael has had a dual interest in biology and computer science since first discovering the field of Bioinformatics as an undergrad studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University. He also holds master’s degree in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics from The University of Pennsylvania.


Data, Python
Location: D136 Level: Novice
Byron Ruth (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Michael Italia (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
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The biomedical research community is amidst a data revolution driven by the adoption of electronic health records and the arrival of next generation genomic technologies. Researchers require tools that scale with this increase without added complexity. To address this need we have developed Harvest, an open source framework for rapid development of purpose-built data discovery web applications. Read more.


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