We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stuart Ray has been named the new Vice Chair for Data Integrity and Analytics for the Department of Medicine effective May 1, 2015. In this role Dr. Ray will focus on bridging technologies across multiple sites in each of the DOM’s missions and partnering with Johns Hopkins Medicine and University to harmonize efforts. One of his first initiatives will be to develop the department’s best practices for research data stewardship focused on discoverable retention of primary data for publications.  Dr. Ray serves the institution as co-chair of the Research Subcouncil of the Data Trust for Johns Hopkins Medicine, chair of the Enterprise Technology Services Innovation Committee, chair of the Epic Research Request Review committee and Business Owner for research at JHH in the Epic project.

Dr. Ray graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a degree in molecular biology before receiving his medical degree from Vanderbilt School of Medicine. He then completed his residency and research and clinical fellowship here at Johns Hopkins. He also served as an assistant chief of service before joining the faculty as an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in 1997. He is now a professor of Medicine, Oncology and Health Sciences Informatics and serves as the director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program as well as faculty leader of the Janeway Firm of the Osler residency program.

Dr. Ray also directs the virology laboratory and is a clinical investigator in the Center for Viral Hepatitis Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation in recognition of his work in computational biology, immunology and RNA virus evolution.

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