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Marylyn Ritchie, PhD, a nationally prominent statistical and computational geneticist, was recently hired to lead the new Biomedical and Translational Informatics Program, within Geisinger Research. The program will build expertise in clinical informatics and translational bioinformatics to develop new methods and algorithms to use and integrate data to facilitate complex analysis and research. Ritchie has extensive experience in all aspects of genetic epidemiology and translational bioinformatics as it relates to human genomics. This includes genome-wide association studies, next-generation sequencing, copy number variations, data integration of meta-dimensional omics data, phenomewide association studies, and development of data visualization approaches.