Jan. 31, 2019—Jonathan Mosley and colleagues have found that genetic varations in thyroid function can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm.
Jan. 5, 2017—Last May, Ian Jones, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine and executive medical director of Emergency Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, stopped in his tracks when news reports flashed about lava overflowing the crater lake at the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.
Jun. 2, 2016—A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has developed and tested software that scans electronic health records in real time to monitor cancer patient survival (from time of diagnosis) according to which genes, if any, are found to carry mutations.
Feb. 18, 2016—Gilbert Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Michigan Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 25.
Feb. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine and a recognized leader in the national Precision Medicine Initiative, delivered last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.
Sep. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have received two major federal grants — totaling $7.6 million over four years — to support groundbreaking research aimed at making genetic information a routine part of patients’ electronic medical records.
Dec. 18, 2014—At her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture, Suzanne Bakken, Ph.D., R.N., the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University, shares a laugh with Vanderbilt’s William Stead, M.D., left, and Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S.
Nov. 13, 2014—In recent years the federal government has used financial incentives and penalties to promote use of electronic health records (EHR), but in these regulations the issue of EHR data interoperability — that is, data standardization — has been left largely unresolved, dimming prospects for data exchange, population health surveillance and systematic improvement across health networks.
Oct. 31, 2013—Fisk University and Vanderbilt University have begun planning for a novel academic bridge program comprising a three-year accelerated Fisk undergraduate degree, weighted toward courses in natural science, mathematics or computer science, followed by a computer science master’s degree from Fisk, bridging to a Biomedical Informatics Ph.D. from Vanderbilt.
Sep. 19, 2013—The inaugural Health App Challenge from Vanderbilt University attracted participants from as far away as India, but the winner is an imaging software engineer on campus.
May. 2, 2013—Vanderbilt University announced today a $20,000 worldwide contest called the Health App Challenge, aimed to transform patient clinical summaries into easy to understand personalized health information.
Nov. 15, 2012—Nancy Lorenzi, Ph.D., assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs and professor of Biomedical Informatics, has received the Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence, internationally recognized as the capstone award in biomedical informatics.