I am Stuart C. Ray, M.D., FACP, FIDSA, Vice Chair of Medicine for Data Integrity and Analytics, Director of the JHU Laboratory for Integrated NanoDiagnostics, and Professor of Medicine in the Center for Viral Hepatitis Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases, in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I am fully supportive of and engaged in the efforts of the Diversity Council.
I have a secondary appointment in Viral Oncology and a joint appointment in the Division of Health Sciences Informatics. I am an avid supporter of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, the Osler housestaff training program, and the Graduate Program in Immunology. In 1995-1996 I was the Assistant Chief of Service of the Janeway Firm of the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2009 I was elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and as a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
My research interests revolve around the relationships between the sequence variation of RNA viruses (especially HCV and HIV-1) and their pathogenesis. My clinical interests also center around HCV and HIV infections. These interests converge in current efforts to develop low-cost nanodiagnostic devices that would work anywhere in the world.
My interests are also reflected, in various ways, in the following profile tools (not sure which I like best yet):
- JHM profile - institutionally-supported clinical profile; continually updated, with some interactive tools
- JHU profile - institutionally-supported research profile; continually updated, with some interactive tools
- myJH profile - bare-bones, institutionally-supported, hybrid of manual and JHU/JHM updates
- Doximity - a social medical network of sorts
- Google Scholar Citations - easy to set up, variable quality data
- LinkedIn - not truly free, not customized to science, but well-suited for active networking
- MyNCBI Bibiolography at NLM - not perfect, but essential for NIH-funded researchers and I like Pubmed's tools
- ORCID - increasing functionality, OAuth enabled, growing links from myNCBI, ResearchID, and Scopus et al; see comments on NLM support below
- ResearcherID - includes continually-updated citation metrics, but publications are added manually; now links to ORCID
- Scopus - nice tools but seems to ignore pubications prior to ~1996); can now validate author identity with ORCID
- Twitter - not a profile per se; not an official activity, but I'm finding it useful as a feed (publications, etc)
I remain amazed that the NLM does not uniquely identify authors in Pubmed, since Pubmed is otherwise the de facto standard for scientific publications. ORCID (Wikipedia article), anticipated for years (e.g. comments in Nature in 2009 and NCBI in 2010), is available and supported in 2013 DTD specifications for NLM (point 1.A.b.). These resources will resolve the problem if author identification is performed prospectively and reconciled retrospectively using data from ORCID participants. It makes sense for authors to register with ORCID now.
I also write software for biomedical research, and have a Software page.
Stuart C. Ray, M.D.
Center for Viral Hepatitis Research
Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
855 N. Wolfe Street, suite 530
Baltimore, MD 21205
sray at jhmi.edu
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