Live Webinar

Accelerating Academic Clinical Research With SAS®

This webinar, part of our Analytics in 20 series, demonstrates how to translate the latest techniques in analytics and AI in health-related academic research to “real-world” settings to improve efficiency and innovation.

Nov. 2 • 1 p.m. ET • Cost: Complimentary

About the webinar

Health innovation happens in many settings, including academic research.

A significant barrier to realizing value from those innovations is translating models from academic research to real-world, clinical applications.

Increasingly, business value is demonstrated by showing knowledge-generating medicine with real-world data versus a traditional evidence-based focus.

This webinar will show you how to overcome those challenges with new technology and approaches.

These approaches deliver quantifiable outcomes and clinical effectiveness in health and life sciences.

We’ll also provide examples from leading organizations using a trusted analytics platform for more efficiency in research efforts, supporting collaboration across research communities.

You will learn:

  • How to work across the health analytics life cycle.
  • Ways to show business value by translating statistical performance into proven outcomes and change management.
  • Methods to augment clinical analytics with change management to increase performance.
  • Identification and application of responsible AI in clinical research settings.
  • Conversion of successful model intellectual property through existing commercial marketplaces.

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About the Experts


Dr. Joseph Colorafi
Executive Physician Adviser, SAS

In addition to his role in Health Care and Life Sciences at SAS, Colorafi is part of the clinical faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine, focusing on research methods, systems improvements and a new elective in useful AI and decision support in electronic health records. He is the founder and Medical Analytics Officer of Translational Health, a public charity that supports community-based analytics projects. From 2012 to 2021, he served as Senior Vice President of Clinical Data Science and Analytics at CommonSpirit Health.

Colorafi has been published in the Journal of Applied Clinical Informatics, The Economist, m-Health and Modern Healthcare. Keynote addresses include HIMSS, Intel, Cerner and SAS events. Through his faculty position in graduate medication education and AMIA work, he continues to mentor current and future physicians in bioinformatics and health care analytics.


Steve Kearney
Medical Director, SAS

Kearney works with a world-renowned team to help solve the most complex health care challenges using advanced analytical solutions. Prior to joining SAS, he was a Director in the Medical Outcomes Specialists group for Pfizer Global Medical. He worked at Pfizer for 17 years, integrating clinical data into practical protocols. He developed measures and systematic implementations for health outcomes, advising on good health care policy for states. He integrated decision support for delivery networks, evaluated claims for payers and educated them on health outcomes, and provided disease-state insights for providers. Kearney worked every day to improve the lives of patients.


Alyssa A. Farrell
Director, Global Industry Marketing, SAS Health Care & Life Sciences

Alyssa Farrell leads industry marketing for the SAS Global Health and Life Sciences Practice. She focuses on the SAS solutions that help optimize health outcomes for individuals and their communities. She is actively engaged in analyst relations, market research and influencer marketing to stay on top of industry trends and align SAS capabilities to customer needs. Previously at SAS, she has supported the energy and public sector global teams. Prior to joining SAS in 2004, Farrell was a senior consultant in the Deloitte Public Sector practice.

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