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

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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

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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

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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