Effective September 1, 2019, Jenna Wiens, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, will become a Precision Health co-director. She succeeds Eric Michielssen, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, who is stepping down to take sabbatical leave.
Wiens is transitioning to co-director from a successful role as a co-lead for Precision Health’s Data Analytics & IT Workgroup, which expanded access to data and research tools across the university with their launch of the Precision Health Analytics Platform.
“As Co-Lead for the Data Analytics & IT Workgroup, I’ve worked hard to improve ‘data liquidity’ across campus, by facilitating access to secure HIPAA-aligned compute environments,” Wiens said. “This infrastructure will make it easier for researchers across schools and colleges to work together on health data and promises to accelerate interdisciplinary collaborations at U-M.”