Real-World Impact of AI

Monday, February 26 – Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock, AR

Bumpus Namandje
Namandjé N. Bumpus, PhD

Principal Deputy Commissioner
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Rick Woychik
Rick Woychik, PhD

National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Toxicology Program (NTP)

Richard Woychik headshot
Thomas Hartung
Thomas Hartung, MD PhD

Chair for Evidence-based Toxicology
Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Ruth Roberts
Ruth Roberts, PhD, ATS, FBTS, ERT, FRSB, FRCPath

Director and Cofounder, ApconiX, Alderley Park UK
Chair and Director of Drug Discovery, University of Birmingham, UK

Li Shen
Li Shen, PhD, FAIMBE

Professor of Informatics and Radiology
Deputy Director, Division of Informatics, DBEI
Associate Director for Bioinformatics, Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics
Faculty Director, IBI Bioinformatics Core
Senior Fellow, Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Shuk-Mei Ho
Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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• Dialog with FDA Chief Scientist and panel discussion with Former NCTR Director and ARA President

• 4 plenary presentations from renowned scientists

• Breakout sessions and pre-conference workshops

• Poster cash awards for undergrads, grads, postdocs ($500/$300/$200 for 1st/2nd/3rd place for each category)

• Opportunity to publish in the conference proceedings



We are an Arkansas-centric community that facilitates communication and collaboration to leverage Arkansas expertise and resources in data sciences and bioinformatics. Established in 2014, AR-BIC began to fulfill this mission by hosting annual conferences. The themes of the meetings explored bioinformatics applications in precision medicine, agriculture, data sciences, and artificial intelligence.

Welcome to AR-BIC

This website is supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award [FAIN] totaling $15,000 with 100 percent funded by FDA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by FDA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.