Karen Eilbeck, MSc, PhD et al. in Nature Reviews Genetics
RESEARCH
Aug 14, 2017

Karen Eilbeck, MSc, PhD et al. in Nature Reviews Genetics

Karen Eilbeck in collaboration with Aaron Quinlan and Mark Yandell of the UCGD and the Department of Human Genetics have authored a review article titled “Settling the score: variant prioritization and Mendelian disease” for Nature Reviews Genetics. This manuscript details the challenges of variant prioritization through clinical interpretation and delivery. ... Read More

Reed Gardner Award goes to Kathy Sward, PhD, RN
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
May 05, 2017

Reed Gardner Award goes to Kathy Sward, PhD, RN

We are pleased to announce that Katherine Sward, PhD, RN was awarded the Reed M Gardner Award for Faculty Excellence on April 18, 2017. She is a wonderful asset to our community. Each year, the student body nominates favorite faculty members and adjuncts for consideration of the Reed Gardner Award for Faculty Excellence.... Read More

Thomas Reese, PharmD Accepted Onto Student Editorial Board
RECOGNITION
Apr 20, 2017

Thomas Reese, PharmD Accepted Onto Student Editorial Board

We congratulate Thomas Reese for being accepted onto the JAMIA 2017-2018 Student Editorial Board. The selection process for the JAMIA Student Editorial Board (SEB) is highly competitive. The SEB chooses only up to 6 SEB members from the group of applicants. SEB members are expected to serve for a two-year term and should be enrolled in an informatics degree program throughout the duration of their term on the SEB. SEB members are critical thinkers with a mastery of written English, experience in scientific writing, background in health care and/or computer science, and have a solid knowledge of research design and basic biostatistics. A goal of the program is to improve all of these skills through experience and mentorship, and several full JAMIA Editorial Board members initially served as SEB members during their training. ... Read More

Julio Facelli , PhD Fellow Induction
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Apr 18, 2017

Julio Facelli , PhD Fellow Induction

Congratulations to Julio Facelli for being selected as a 2017 Fellows Academy of Health Science Educator. The Academy of Health Science Educators (AHSE) is designed to advance state-of-the-art education at the University of Utah through teaching, research, mentorship and service. The Academy serves as a home for health science educators and a community that advocates for excellence in health science education. ... Read More

Brian E. Chapman, PhD Outstanding Educator
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Apr 12, 2017

Brian E. Chapman, PhD Outstanding Educator

Congratulations to Brian Chapman for receiving the Outstanding Educator Award of Health Sciences Graduate Students! He was selected for his contribution to informatics and data science education across the health sciences. Our department greatly benefits from his dedication to these topics. ... Read More

Bernard LaSalle Keynote Speaker at AMIA
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Mar 28, 2017

Bernard LaSalle Keynote Speaker at AMIA

The AMIA Joint Summits Implementation Track is designed for individuals whose role within their organization focuses upon the practical development, deployment, and management of clinical research information management tools and platforms and the growing role of managing the data collected within these systems. Like a ‘year-in-review’, we will present recent work highlighting tools, platforms, and data through noted publications. Looking beyond publications, though, we will also feature news coverage, blogs/social media, websites, and applications. While aimed at clinical informaticians, topics outside this domain may be included as well to showcase salient work from which we could learn.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jan 24, 2017

Enabling an Air Quality Exposome

Congratulations to Professor Gouripeddi’s student, Nicole Burnett, who presented to Utah State legislators on “Enabling an Air Quality Exposome for Salt Lake Citizens”. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Nov 20, 2016

Morgan Award Winner Announced

Congratulations to Lance Pfleiger. He will present his research on December 6: “Uncertainty Quantification in Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Models using Self-Reported Family Health History”... Read More

RECOGNITION
Nov 17, 2016

Two Distinguished Poster Awards at AMIA

Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Technology (PRISMS): Applying Sensor Technology and Informatics to Better Understand Asthma, Sward KA, Bui AAT, Ambite JL, Dellarco M, Facelli JC, Guilliland FD (2016), presented at 2016 AMIA Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL. Patient Identity Matching for Health Information Exchange between Poison Control Centers and Emergency Departments, Pallavi Ranade-Kharkar, Mollie Cummins, Sid Thornton, Guilherme Del Fiol, Darren Mann, Heather Bennett ... Read More

2016 Annual AMIA Symposium
RECOGNITION
Nov 14, 2016

2016 Annual AMIA Symposium

We had a great showing at AMIA this year. We had 5 awards, 3 best poster awards, 13 presentations, 6 expert panels, 2 student design challenge finalists, 2 system demonstrations and 23 posters. Good job! ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Nov 14, 2016

Alumni Dinner at AMIA

The department acknowledged three alumni for their ongoing contributions to DBMI. They are Viet Nguyen, Andrew Balas and Gilad Kuperman.... Read More

DBMI Faculty Invited to Annual BioInfo 2016 Conference at the University of Utah Asia Campus (IGS)
EDUCATION
Sep 09, 2016

DBMI Faculty Invited to Annual BioInfo 2016 Conference at the University of Utah Asia Campus (IGS)

As one of the founding institutions of Incheon Global Campus (IGS), the University of Utah Asia Campus opened, serving as an international branch campus in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea. Our BMI faculty members visited The University of Utah Asian Campus to attend the annual conference of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology held in the IGS from August 16-18, 2016. Our five faculty members were invited to Bioinfo 2016 to present their research on the topic of “The importance of deep and precision phenotyping for the precision medicine initiative”.... Read More

Bernard LaSalle Receives Sub-Award From Vanderbilt University and CTSA
RECOGNITION
Sep 09, 2016

Bernard LaSalle Receives Sub-Award From Vanderbilt University and CTSA

We would like to congratulate Bernard LeSalle for receiving a subaward from Vanderbilt University Medical Center through the Vanderbilt/Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Network Recruitment Innovation Centers titled Improving Clinical Trial Education, Recruitment, and Enrollment at CTSA Hubs.... Read More

RESEARCH
Dec 08, 2015

BMI 2015 AMIA Recap

The Department of Biomedical Informatics was well represented at 2015 AMIA conference this year in San Francisco. Please join us in congratulating and recognizing their participation!... Read More

2015 Reiter Scholarship Winner
RESEARCH
Aug 27, 2015

2015 Reiter Scholarship Winner

The Department of Biomedical Informatics is pleased to announce Darin Humphrey’s as the recipient of the Rolland H. Reiter Scholarship. Dr. Reiter generously provides a yearly $5,000 scholarship. Applicants must be masters students working full-time in health informatics at a hospital, ... Read More

Brent James Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
RESEARCH
Jun 22, 2015

Brent James Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

James is recognized as being among the most influential leaders in health care nationally and has often testified before congressional committees. He serves as chief quality officer at Intermountain Healthcare, and he also teaches at Harvard University, Tulane University, the University of Sydney, and the University of Utah.... Read More

BMI Chair, Alum Changing Health IT
RESEARCH
May 20, 2015

BMI Chair, Alum Changing Health IT

Biomedical Informatics Chair Wendy Chapman, PhD and alumnus Dean F. Sittig, PhD were recently profiled among "20 Professors Changing Health Information Technology,"... Read More

RESEARCH
May 02, 2015

BMI Hosts Annual Awards

Biomedical Informatics held its annual Awards Celebration on April 30th, 2015. The department recognized graduating students, as well as... Read More

RESEARCH
May 01, 2015

BMI Celebrates 50 Years

Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah celebrated it's 50th anniversary on April 18th, 2015. Attendees included past and present faculty, student, alumni, donors, and industry leaders. The event included the following presentations... Read More

Jones Wins Morgan Award
RESEARCH
Jan 13, 2015

Jones Wins Morgan Award

Congratulations to David Jones on receiving the John D. Morgan Award. The Morgan Award is a $5,000 cash award presented each year to an outstanding PhD student in... Read More

Dr Nkoy Featured in Continuum
RESEARCH
Dec 09, 2014

Dr Nkoy Featured in Continuum

A new online asthma tracking tool developed by researchers at the University of Utah focuses on preventing rather than managing exacerbations and has been shown to reduce emergency-room... Read More

RESEARCH
Dec 05, 2014

BMI Awards at 2014 AMIA Symposium

The Department of Biomedical Informatics was well represented at AMIA this year. Please join us in congratulating and recognizing the following for their awards, elections and participation in the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium.... Read More

Julio Facelli Elected to ACMI
RESEARCH
Nov 19, 2014

Julio Facelli Elected to ACMI

Biomedical Informatics Vice-Chair, Julio Facelli, PhD, was elected to be a fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). "The College originated in 1984 when five pioneers in informatics decided to establish an honorific society to recognize expertise in... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 13, 2014

2014 Alumni Dinner

Please join us for the Annual Alumni Dinner at AMIA in Washington, DC on Monday, November 17... Read More

BMI Hosts 2014 Orientation Picnic
RESEARCH
Oct 03, 2014

BMI Hosts 2014 Orientation Picnic

Five new PhD, seven new MS, and three new certificate students started in the Department in August. To get them acquainted with BMI, we had the annual new student orientation and a picnic the week before school started. We had BMI faculty and representatives from a variety of departments... Read More

RESEARCH
Sep 26, 2014

2014 Reiter Scholarship Winner

The Department of Biomedical Informatics is pleased to announce Darin Humphrey’s as the recipient of the Rolland H. Reiter Scholarship. Dr. Reiter... Read More

RESEARCH
Sep 08, 2014

2014 Orthner Travel Award Winners

We would like to announce that Megha Kalsy and Polina Kukhareva, Graduate Students in Biomedical Informatics have been awarded the 2014 Orthner Travel Assistance Award ... Read More

Eilbeck Wins 2014 Gardner Award
RESEARCH
Apr 18, 2014

Eilbeck Wins 2014 Gardner Award

Congratulations to Karen Eilbeck, PhD, for winning the 2014 Reed M. Gardner Award for Faculty Excellence. The Gardner award was established in 2005 to acknowledge... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 11, 2014

BMI Researchers Win "iDeas that Work" Grand Prize

The iDeas that Work competition (http://www.ihealthconference.org/program/ideas-that-work-competition/) provided an opportunity for companies to demonstrate how they are overcoming challenges in healthcare through operational and applied clinical informatics initiatives. Six finalists showcased their solutions in front of the iDea Factory Expert Panel... Read More

BMI Department 2013 Holiday Social
RESEARCH
Dec 16, 2013

BMI Department 2013 Holiday Social

The University of Utah, Department of Biomedical Informatics and the College of Nursing held their annual 2013 Holiday Social at the Fort Douglas Officer’s Club.... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 24, 2013

Congratulations to BMI Students!

Keith Simmon is presenting in a workshop "Informatics and the Human Microbiome" at the Association for Molecular Pathology meeting in Phoenix in November.... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 24, 2013

Robert Dunlea wins Award

Robert Dunlea, MD, MS, an NLM postdoc, was awarded the 2013 Lee Lusted Award for Decision Psychology and Shared Decision Making at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision ... Read More

RESEARCH
Jul 12, 2013

Dr. Stephane Meystre Receives NCI R41 Funding

Dr. Stephane Meystre, Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, Department of Biomedical Informatics, received notification of funding from the National Cancer Institute for his R41 (technology transfer, phase I) grant application titled "Automated Problem and Allergy Lists Enrichment Based on High Accuracy ... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 30, 2013

Shan He - PhD Dissertation Defense

Shan He earned her B.S. in Computer Science at Jilin University, China in 2005 and M.S. in Computer Science at Peking University, China in 2008. She did a one-year internship at IBM China Development ... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 15, 2013

More Student Accomplishments

Eungyoung Han was invited to talk as the first author by the session chair for INFORMS Healthcare 2013 on June 23 - 26 in Chicago, IL (http://meetings.informs.org/healthcare2013/index.html). Her ... Read More

RESEARCH
Mar 28, 2013

Student Accomplishments

RootsTech is a family history conference regarding family history tools and techniques, research, and connecting with experts. This year's Rootstech is the 3rd conference (March 21-23, Salt Lake City Convention center). ... Read More

RESEARCH
Mar 28, 2013

R. Scott Evans, PhD publishes paper in CHEST

Dr. R. Scott Evans, Professor at the University of Utah, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Intermountain Health Care, Inc., published an article in the CHEST Journal, titled Reduction of Peripherally... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 24, 2012

Charlene Weir Paper Wins Award

From a slate of candidate papers recommended by the Annual Symposium Scientific Program Committee, the Awards Committee will recognize up to five notable and distinguished papers from the Annual ... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 17, 2012

Gundlapalli and Gesteland Win ISDS Award

Congratulations to BMI alumni Adi Gundlapalli and Per Gesteland, whose paper, "The EpiCanvas infectious disease weather map: an interactive visual exploration of temporal and spatial correlations" was ... Read More

RESEARCH
Aug 22, 2012

Dr. Gang Luo joins BMI

Join us in welcoming Dr. Gang Luo as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) as of August 15, 2012. Prior to accepting a faculty position with BMI, Gang was a Research ... Read More

RESEARCH
May 07, 2012

2012 Awards Seminar

Dr. Julio Facelli was presented with the Reed Gardner Award for Faculty Excellence. This award is chosen by the students. Sharanya Raghunath was presented with the Houtchens Award for best paper.... Read More

RESEARCH
May 02, 2012

Project Presentation - Jingdong Li

HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) is a widely used standard for exchanging clinical document. CDA documents are made up of CDA templates. Today, lacking exchangeable, computable CDA... Read More

RESEARCH
May 01, 2012

2012 Graduation Dinner

On April 25, 2012, the Biomedical Informatics and the Nursing Informatics programs held a dinner to celebrate this year's graduates. Approximately 45 people attended the dinner, including Richard and ... Read More

RESEARCH
May 01, 2012

Project Presentation - Pavla Frazier

An Evaluation of LOINC, RadLex and SNOMED CT as Complementary Terminologies for Radiology and Imaging Report Representation as Tested on NIH Radiology and Imaging Content.... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 25, 2012

Project Presentation - Sanghoon Lee

Genetic testing of human genomic sequence plays a vital clinical role. Elucidation of gene variation can provide a precise diagnosis, as well as recommendations and prognosis for patients with heritable ... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 19, 2012

Seminar April 26 - Yu

Zettabytes of electronic data are generated each year. Such big data have fundamentally changed both biomedical research and healthcare practice. Informatics is playing a key role in this revolution.... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 19, 2012

PhD Dissertation Defense - Yan Heras

Genetic testing is becoming increasingly important to medical practice since the completion of the Human Genome project. To realize the full promise of personalized medicine, we need to first integrate ... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 13, 2012

Dr. Qing Zeng Receives NLM Award

Qing Zeng, PhD, in the Department of Biomedical Informatics received a notice of award for a three year RO1 grant from the NIH National Library of Medicine in the amount of $973,313 starting April 1, 2012 for her project titled "Assist Patients with Medication Decisions."... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 11, 2012

Thesis Defense - Mark Ebbert

Multivariate assays using gene expression as their contributing factors, such as the centroid-based PAM50 Breast Cancer Intrinsic Classifier, are becoming commonly used in assisting treatment decisions in... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 11, 2012

Seminar April 19 - Sward

This presentation will describe research Dr Sward has conducted with BMI faculty, at the intersection between clinical research informatics and clinical decision support/knowledge management. The primary ... Read More

Seminar: Visualization for Biology
RESEARCH
Apr 10, 2012

Seminar April 12 - Meyer

Visualization tools are essential for deriving meaning from the avalanche of data we are generating today. To facilitate an understanding of the complex relationships embedded in this data, visualization... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 09, 2012

PhD Dissertation Defense - Shaun Shakib

Controlled clinical terminologies are essential to realizing the benefits of electronic health record systems. However, implementing consistent and sustainable use of terminology has proven to be both... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 02, 2012

Seminar April 5 - Hansen

The ubiquity of social technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, and wikis has enabled new forms of interaction that occur at a pace and scale never before possible. A growing number of researchers and ... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 02, 2012

PhD Dissertation Defense - Deepthi Rajeev

Public health reporting is an important source of information for public health investigation and surveillance, which are necessary for the prevention and control of disease. There are two main problems with ... Read More

RESEARCH
Mar 26, 2012

Thesis Defense - Susan Pollock

Data quality has become a significant issue in healthcare as large preexisting databases are integrated to provide greater depth for research and process improvement. Large scale data integration exposes ... Read More

RESEARCH
Mar 26, 2012

Seminar March 29 - Parker

The Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR) was formed in about 2002, building on a collection of PhD scientists whose research in Radiology extend back to the mid 1970's. The interests of ... Read More

RESEARCH
Mar 05, 2012

PhD Dissertation Defense - Ming-Chin Lin

The LOINC® (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) code system is in routine use in many healthcare organizations. We are interested in how well LOINC meets the goal of supporting ... Read More

RESEARCH
Mar 01, 2012

Seminar March 22 - Lindberg

Dr. Donald Lindberg, director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), has been a pioneer in the application of computer technology to health care beginning in 1960 at the University of Missouri. In 1984, ... Read More

RESEARCH
Mar 01, 2012

Seminar March 8 - Hassanpour

It is well known that the volume of biomedical literature is growing exponentially and that scientists are being overwhelmed when they must sift through the scope and diversity of this unstructured ... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 27, 2012

Seminar March 1 - Nkoy

Chronic asthma control remains suboptimal among patients with asthma in general and children in particular. Poor asthma control leads to frequent asthma exacerbations, poor quality of life and frequent ... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 15, 2012

Seminar February 23 - Luo

Web-based personal health records (PHRs) are under massive deployment. To improve PHR’s capability and usability and provide users with personalized healthcare information to facilitate their daily ... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 10, 2012

Seminar February 16 - Kharrazi

Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) is becoming essential to the modern concept of disease self-management. Diseases self-management solutions can significantly improve the long-term outcome of ... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 06, 2012

Seminar February 9 - Garvin

This presentation will describe the use of applied informatics to automate the inpatient quality measurement for patients with heart failure. Heart failure is the number one reason for discharge of veterans ... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 02, 2012

Seminar February 2 - Evans

Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are considered a safe method to provide long-term antibiotic therapy, chemotherapy and nutrition support. The use of PICCs has increased during the past 10 ... Read More

RESEARCH
Jan 03, 2012

Seminar January 26 - LaSalle

Data collection in clinical research informatics (CRI) was significantly advanced with the introduction of REDCap(1) as a data capture tool. While the design and interface of REDCap made HIPPA compliant... Read More

RESEARCH
Jan 03, 2012

Seminar January 19 - Staggers

Poor usability is a major concern with contemporary HIT products, especially EHRs. Usability impacts can include critical errors, productivity losses, and low adoption/usage rates. This presentation outlines... Read More

RESEARCH
Jan 03, 2012

Seminar January 12 - Sauer

Dr. Brian Sauer's research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, comparative effectiveness research, medical informatics, and causal inference. His research utilizes large databases for adverse drug ... Read More

RESEARCH
Nov 17, 2011

Dr. Les Lenert Receives NSF Award

The University of Utah received a $95,000 award from National Science Foundation to conduct workshop entitled, “Patient Empowerment: A Transdisciplinary Informatics-based Approach.”... Read More

RESEARCH
Nov 15, 2011

Eilbeck-PHC-grant

The University of Utah Program in Personalized Health Care announced the recipients of the 2011-2012 Personalized Health Care Pilot Project Grant Awards. This program supports investigators in... Read More

RESEARCH
Nov 02, 2011

Gesteland-Homer R. Warner Award

The Homer R. Warner Award is named for Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of informatics and the founder of the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Utah... Read More

RESEARCH
Nov 02, 2011

Evans-Lindberg Award

The Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics recognizes an individual for a specific technological, research, or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics. The recipient's... Read More

RESEARCH
Nov 02, 2011

AMIA-Poster-Award

Congratulations to Shuying Shen, Brett South and Stephane Meystre whose poster was named as one of ... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 01, 2011

Dr. Karen Eilbeck receives NIH RO1 grant award

Dr. Karen Eilbeck, Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, Department of Biomedical Informatics, has been awarded an RO1 competing renewal grant by the NIH National Human Genome Research to continue her work in Sequence Ontology (SO).... Read More

RESEARCH
Sep 23, 2011

Seminar September 29 - Hurdle & Narus

Weekly Seminar: POET2, preprocessing for clinical NLP: Meaningful Use quality measure extraction & The Federated Utah Research and Translational Health electronic Repository - FURTHeR: Biomedical Research Enters a New Frontier... Read More

RESEARCH
Aug 26, 2011

T. Elizabeth Workman, M.L.I.S., PhD Dissertation Defense

Dissertation Title: TASK-DRIVEN DYNAMIC TEXT SUMMARIZATION. The objective of this work is to examine the efficacy of natural language processing (NLP) in summarizing bibliographic text for multiple purposes. Researchers have noted the accelerating growth of ... Read More

RESEARCH
Jul 25, 2011

Dr. Kensaku Kawamoto Joins BMI

Join us in welcoming Kensaku Kawamoto as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Ken has been in Salt Lake since June setting up his office and household. His official appointment starts August 16, 2011. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Jun 15, 2011

Jason Jacobs Receives Award

Jason Jacobs, a University of Utah Biomedical Informatics graduate student received an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award for Surveillance/Informatics at the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiology (CSTE) Annual Conference on June 15, 2011. ... Read More

RESEARCH
May 06, 2011

2011 Houtchens Award Recipient

Congratulations to Liz Workman who was awarded the prestigious Bruce A. Houtchens Prize in Biomedical Informatics and Telemedicine for her paper titled Dynamic Summarization of Bibliographic-Based Data. ... Read More

Seminar - April 21, 2011
RESEARCH
Apr 21, 2011

Seminar - April 21, 2011

Weekly Seminar: Technology Support for Biosciences: Emerging Models. Gary K. Allen, DVM, PhD, DACVM is vice president of information technology for the University of Missouri System and oversees IT on its four campuses (in Columbia, St. Louis, Kansas City, Rolla), and ... Read More