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New NLM-funded Video Series Profiles DBMI Alumnus Lance Pflieger, PhD

A new NLM-funded video series profiles unique career paths of graduates of biomedical informatics programs across the United States, including DBMI alumnus Lance Pflieger, PhD’17.Immediately upon starting the PhD program at the University of Utah, Lance remarked that “This whole world opened up to me.” He learned about medical informatics, public health informatics, and more. He said he felt like a kid in a candy store, overwhelmed by the challenge of where to focus. He was able to do work in cancer research, in neurology research, and in predictive modeling related to pharmacology. He found the breadth of his experience as astounding. Ultimately, he focused his research on uncertainty quantification and reproducibility in next-generation sequencing.After completing his PhD in biomedical informatics at the University of Utah, Lance became a staff scientist at City of Hope where he is working on complex cancer research.See HERE (link: ) to hear and read about Lance’s path from growing up in a small rural town of 9,000 in Utah to a scientist working on exciting, challenging research related to breast cancer and ovarian cancer at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Institute outside of Los Angeles.