Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine names 1st chief research informatics officer

Northwestern Medicine's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago selected Firas Wehbe, MD, PhD, to serve as chief research informatics officer, a newly created position.

Dr. Wehbe is an assistant professor of preventive medicine in Feinberg's Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics as well as director of clinical research informatics at the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute in Chicago. Additionally, he is an associate director for clinical informatics in the quantitative data sciences core at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

In his new role, Dr. Wehbe will oversee the integration of clinical research informatics applications at Feinberg and Northwestern Medicine. He will also be responsible for infrastructure development and clinical data reuse in research.

Dr. Wehbe's first task will be aligning Feinberg clinical research systems with Project One, Northwestern Medicine's research data integration initiative.

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