National Library of Medicine Awards R01 Grant to Dr. John Hurdle
Sep 2, 2011 1:00 PM
John Hurdle, Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Library of Medicine to continue the work he and his team started on the POET project under an R21 grant. POET (Parsable Output Extracted from Text) investigates ways to make clinical text more amenable to natural language processing (NLP). As the September/October issue of of JAMIA illustrates, clinical NLP is a very timely topic. Finding ways to make clinical NLP easier should have broad implications for the entire field. An important component of the new grant is to expand the already popular Homer compute cluster at CHPC. Homer is the first HIPAA-compliant, high performance computing environment on the campus, and one of the very few in the nation.