"Open Science Champion of Change" Sage Bionetworks' Stephen Friend: Honored at White House Event  
6/25/2013 11:15:36 AM

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SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The White House hosted an Open Science Champions of Change event on June 20 and honored Dr. Stephen Friend of Sage Bionetworks ( for Sage’s vanguard work building open biomedical data systems and organizing Big Data Health projects that spur citizens and researchers to share and develop ideas in real time, leading to spectacular examples of how to harness the power of many minds to accelerate scientific progress. United States Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, presided over the event and applauded Friend’s contributions to Open Science as well as the two Big Data Challenge projects that Friend announced to crowdsource important questions for arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease research. “These Challenges that Friend and Sage Bionetworks announced here today are truly awesome examples of what we at the White House want to highlight. It's these types of open efforts that will help grow our economy and improve our world.”

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