Leadership Transition in IBI and the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics

August 4, 2021

To:PSOM Faculty and Staff

From:J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
Jonathan A. Epstein, MD
Enrique F. Schisterman, PhD

We write to announce a leadership transition in the Institute for Biomedical Informatics and the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics (DBEI). Dr. Jason Moore has decided to leave Penn to accept a position as Founding Chair of the new Department of Computational Biomedicine at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. His new role begins November 1, 2021.

Dr. Moore, the Edward Rose, M.D. and Elizabeth Kirk Rose, M.D. Professor in DBEI, joined the Penn faculty in 2014. He served as the first permanent director of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics, while also serving as the chief of the Division of Informatics in DBEI and Senior Associate Dean for Informatics in PSOM. 

Over the past seven years, Dr. Moore has significantly strengthened Penn Medicine’s capacity in bioinformatics. He helped to recruit many outstanding faculty and worked collaboratively with the health system to apply cutting-edge informatics and “big data” approaches to the delivery of care.  In his time at Penn, Dr. Moore contributed to many programmatic grants and programs, including the recently renewed CTSA award. He also oversaw the development of several successful educational programs, including the Masters in Biomedical Informatics.

We will communicate transition plans in the coming weeks. Please join us in thanking Dr. Moore for his exemplary service over the past seven years and wishing him continued success in his new role.