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Owen White Receives Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access from Bioinformatics.org
Owen White, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Associate Director of Informatics at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as well as Co-Director of the UM Center for Health-related Informatics and Bioimaging (CHIB), received the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences from Bioinformatics.org, also known as the Bioinformatics Organization.
"White has been dedicated to open source/open access throughout his scientific career," said Claire Fraser, PhD.
As a Principal Investigator with the Human Microbiome Project Data Analysis and Coordination Center (HMP DACC), White led the multi-year, multi-institutional aggregation and organization of data for the HMP and other large-scale data informatics projects. White received his award and delivered a laureate presentation at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo on April 22 in Boston. The Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences is a humanitarian/bioethics award presented annually by Bioinformatics.org to an individual who has promoted free and open access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences. Dr. White, the 14th recipient of the award, was selected from a pool of internationally recognized nominees.