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Jeff Pennington, MSCS
Jeff Pennington
Associate Vice President and Chief Research Informatics Officer

Ensuring Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is the industry leader in the use of data and technology to solve challenging problems in child health.



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Jeff Pennington partners with colleagues across Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to operate the Research Institute's Arcus program, a strategic investment in enterprise data, technology, and data science infrastructure that links all of CHOP's clinical and research data to provide a holistic perspective of pediatric health and disease. A key component of CHOP Research Strategy, Arcus functions span library science, data education, applied data science, data privacy, cloud computing, and data management, all enabling next-generation computational biology, machine learning, and translational research.

Education and Training

BS, Trinity College (Biology), 1995

Graduate Certificate, Penn State University (Applied Statistics), 2016

MS Candidate, Drexel University (Computer Science), 2020 (anticipated)

Professional Memberships

Institute for Biomedical Informatics of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2014-

Phenotype Measures Workgroup, Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Consortium, 2014

Informatics Key Function Committee, Clinical and Translational Sciences Award Consortium, 2008-2014

Professional Awards

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Editor's Choice, 2017

Personal Interests

iSTEM Employee Resource Group, youth sports coach