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Case Study: Using the Programming Language “R” for Data Management

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST

Webinar Recap

In this webinar, Eric Morrie shared the benefit of his experiences and the lessons learned when transitioning from SAS to R for data management datasets, reports, patient profiles, and other deliverables in Diagnostics, Pharmacogenomics, and real-world data. He also highlighted specific R packages that mimic SAS functions to create and manage analysis-ready datasets.

other takeaways included:

  • An introduction to R Programming
  • High-level understanding of differences between SAS and R


Eric Morrie Associate Director of Data Management at Veracyte

Eric is currently Associate Director of Data Management at Veracyte, managing clinical, biospecimen, and assay data for diagnostic development. Prior to joining Veracyte, he worked for ClinCapture, a bay area EDC provider, responsible study build and data management services.

He previously worked at Wincere, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Vascular, and Bausch + Lomb, providing process and technology implementation for clinical operations, data management, regulatory affairs, and global product safety. His experience in academic research and healthcare at the University of Rochester Medical Center utilized diverse technologies and specialized programming. He has worked in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device industry for over 20 years. He has a Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors in Engineering Science from the University of Rochester.

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