2019 BioNexus KC Annual Dinner

Thursday Oct 10 / 5:00 PM (CST) - Thursday Oct 10 / 9:00 PM (CST)

Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland
1228 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

2019 BioNexus KC Annual Dinner

Dr. Jessilyn Dunn is developing new ways to integrate data from multiple sources, including electronic health records, wearables and genomics/proteomics with the hope of being able to better treat patients. “Dr. Dunn’s work is incredible and is advancing not only how we integrate data from both medical and personal sources, but also how we can use that data for more personalized treatments,” Dennis Ridenour, President & CEO of BioNexus KC said. “Given the industry, resources and assets in and around our region, Kansas City should be leading the national discussion of how best to use and integrate data into healthcare.”

BioNexus KC featured the “Science to Art” silent auction again this year. This platform allows researchers who are usually driven by data and logic to explore their creativity, while also exposing more people to the beauty of science. Since starting the Science to Art program more than 5 years ago we have raised more than $60,000 for STEAM education. These images were submitted by researchers from our stakeholder institutions and have been professionally curated, printed, and framed.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

5:00 PM

Networking Reception and Science to Art Silent Auction

6:30 PM


7:30 PM



Jessilyn Dunn, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics
Duke University




Dr. Jessilyn Dunn is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics at Duke University. Her primary areas of research focus on biomedical data science and mobile health; her work includes multi-omics, wearable sensor, and electronic health records integration and digital biomarker discovery. Dr. Dunn completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University in the NIH Big Data to Knowledge Mobilize Center, her PhD at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and her BS at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Dunn has worked as a visiting scholar at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and at the National Cardiovascular Research Institute in Madrid, Spain. Her work has been internationally recognized with coverage by media sources from the NIH Director’s Blog and American Heart Association Science News to Wired, Time, and US News and World Report.


Big Data Applications for Improved Health Outcomes:

Using wearables, EHR and -omics data for early detection, intervention, and prevention of disease

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