Biomedical Informatics Student Developed a Global Mental Health App.
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Oct 09, 2019

Biomedical Informatics Student Developed a Global Mental Health App.

Currently, suicide rates are rising. Dr. Alexander Au, a current graduate student in the Biomedical Informatics Department, explained in an email that “suicide is a rising issue in our communities and is now a leading cause of death among our youth on a global scale. It is predicted that 1 person dies every 40 seconds from suicide and an estimated 25 attempts for every 1 suicide.”  Due to the dire need for accessible mental health care, Dr. Alexander Au has developed a global mental health app.... Read More

A Master’s Student Experience:  An interview with Jacob Crump and Shilpy Sharma
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Oct 07, 2019

A Master’s Student Experience: An interview with Jacob Crump and Shilpy Sharma

Jacob Crump and Shilpy Sharma graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters in Biomedical Informatics in the Applied Clinical Informatics track. After graduation, Jacob and Shilpy have gone on to work for Interopion. Interopion focuses on empowering healthcare delivery through interoperable, EHR-Integrated solutions. They have shared their experiences as students and their current professional roles in an interview below :... Read More

Kathy Sward, Named One of Four U Presidential Scholars
RECOGNITION
Sep 11, 2019

Kathy Sward, Named One of Four U Presidential Scholars

Kathy Sward, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, has been named as one of four Presidential Scholars at the University of Utah, an award that honors extraordinary research and academic efforts of early to mid-career faculty. The award provides talented faculty with financial backing to support their scholarly, teaching and/or research initiatives.... Read More

Dr. Karen Eilbeck Appointed New Interim Chair
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Aug 09, 2019

Dr. Karen Eilbeck Appointed New Interim Chair

Dr. Michael Good, Senior VP, Health Sciences, announced the appointment of Karen Eilbeck, PhD, as interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Her appointment was effective July 12, 2019.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Wendy W. Chapman Has Accepted a New Position

Wendy W. Chapman, PhD, has accepted a position as the Associate Dean for Digital Health and Informatics and a Director of a new Centre for Clinical and Public Health Informatics at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Dr. Chapman is excited about the professional opportunities in Melbourne as well as the adventures her family is about to embark on! ... Read More

Congratulations to Younghee Lee, PhD
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jun 26, 2019

Congratulations to Younghee Lee, PhD

Congratulations to Younghee Lee, PhD who was awarded funding from the Cancer Control and Population Sciences (CCPS) Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute to support her research project, “Develop a splicing decision model to identify functionally actionable cancer-specific somatic and rare germline variants.” ... Read More

DBMI Student Receives Grand Prize
RECOGNITION
Jun 04, 2019

DBMI Student Receives Grand Prize

Chris Li, a West High student working in the Facelli (Department of Biomedical Informatics) and Grossman (Huntsman Cancer Institute) labs received the Grand Prize at the University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair (USEF) and won the fourth place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona in the category of Cellular and Molecular Biology for his project... Read More

RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Feb 13, 2019

Congrats Danielle Groat!

Congrats Danielle Groat! DBMI Postdoc, Groat, was selected as an award recipient for the JDRF-sponsored Tidepool Early Career Development award. This will help support her research in diabetes: "Clustering of Glucose Curves: A Preliminary Analysis to Inform the Model Development of Assessing Impaired Awareness of Hypoglycemia." ... Read More