CiDrep Announces New Member to Its Advisory Board

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ATLANTA, May 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CiDrep Informatics, Inc. (www.cidrep.com), an integrative informatics consulting firm that focuses exclusively on high-quality clinical and bio-informatics consulting services, software registries, research informatics products and solutions for life sciences and healthcare delivery organizations announced today the addition of one new member to its Technical Advisory Board. This esteemed individual will provide expertise in the areas of strategic consulting and best-of-class business practices and solutions.

The newest member of the Advisory Board is Mr. Paul Schur, General Manager of Slalom Consulting in Atlanta, GA - joining Dr. David Okou and Dr. Prabhu Shankar from Emory University and Mr. Brad Agadoni, bringing the total advisory board members of CiDrep to four.

CiDrep's Management Team is extremely enthused about Paul's addition to its advisory board. "We started having discussions with Paul about a year ago, we sought him out because he is a key player in the consulting sector that would add tremendous opportunities and credentials to our Advisory Board." Each board member brings his unique insight and value to the way we do business. Their individual academic and industry expertise and skills brings major contributions that will redefine our strategy," stated Wayne Craige, CEO of CiDrep. "With the experience and added expertise of Mr. Paul Schur to our board, CiDrep now has access to the highest level thought leaders in technology management consulting, Life Sciences and the Healthcare sector," further added Wayne.

Paul Schur is the General Manager of Slalom, LLC. a privately-held Seattle, Washington-based firm that designs and builds strategies and systems to help clients solve some of their most complex and interesting business challenges.

Dr. David Okou, M.S., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the department of pediatric at the Emory University School of Medicine. He's trained in human genetics and uses of cutting edge genomic and bioinformatics tools to identify, annotate and interpret genetic variations that influence diseases. He recently published a paper on the use of Exome Sequencing in making a definitive diagnosis (http://journals.lww.com/jpgn/Abstract/2014/05000/Exome_Sequencing_Identifies_a_Novel_FOXP3_Mutation.9.aspx) and has also helped to develop the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) sequencing diagnosis panel offered at the Emory Genetic laboratory (http://genetics.emory.edu/egl/tests/view.php?searchtype=4&testquery=MM160&testid=4420)

Dr. Prabhu Shankar, M.S., M.D., is a faculty member and clinical informatician at Emory University. He leads the research informatics efforts at Emory Children's Center with over 15 years of bedside clinical experience, as well as 12 years as an informatician. His work includes knowledge modeling, ontology development and its application for data standardization, integration and computer-assisted reasoning. Dr. Shankar brings a wealth of knowledge in medicine and clinical informatics to CiDrep.

Mr. Brad Agadoni comes to CiDrep as a Chief Technology Officer for a nationwide financial services company that manages $7+ Billion in client assets. He is an information technology expert with over 30 years of computing and infrastructure experience including enterprise architecture, strategic IT planning, application development, infrastructure management, systems operations and end user support.

About CiDrep Informatics Inc.

CiDrep (www.cidrep.com) specializes in high quality clinical and bio-informatics consulting services, software registries, research informatics products and infrastructures solutions for life sciences and healthcare delivery organizations. The firm was founded with one core belief: which is the heart of what we do - Clinical Informatics and Disease Registry Enterprise Platforms (CiDrep™) - provide insight from data that can be put back into practice to help clinicians and researchers do what they do best – care of patients and find cures for diseases.

CiDrep founder and CEO – Wayne Craige, is a candidate for a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, He holds a BS with honors in Biomedical Informatics from DeVry University of Georgia and an MBA from Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology.

CONTACT: Latasha Cain CiDrep Informatics, Inc +1.770.212.2260, Ext. 112

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