Biomedical Infomatics

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    Research bolsters thyroid function, atrial fibrillation link

    Jonathan Mosley and colleagues have found that genetic varations in thyroid function can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm. Read More

    Jan. 31, 2019

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    Emergency Medicine’s Jones thrives on variety

    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. Read More

    Jan. 5, 2017

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    New software tracks cancer mutations, survival

    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. Read More

    Jun. 2, 2016

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    Bioinformatics expert Omenn to speak Feb. 25

    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. Read More

    Feb. 18, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Precision medicine

    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. Read More

    Feb. 11, 2016

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    Grants spur effort to add genetic data to EMR

    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. Read More

    Sep. 10, 2015

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    Photo: Discovery Lecture

    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. Read More

    Dec. 18, 2014

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    Standardized social, behavioral data key to EHR success

    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. Read More

    Nov. 13, 2014

  • Fisk, VU planning novel academic bridge program

    Fisk, VU planning novel academic bridge program

    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. Read More

    Oct. 31, 2013

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    VU employee wins inaugural Health App Challenge

    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. Read More

    Sep. 19, 2013

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    Vanderbilt launches health information software competition

    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. Read More

    May. 2, 2013

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    Lorenzi lands biomedical informatics excellence award

    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. Read More

    Nov. 15, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC’s Denny lands award from informatics group

    Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine and a key contributor to Vanderbilt University’s personalized medicine initiative, is the 2012 recipient of the New Investigator Award from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Read More

    Nov. 8, 2012

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    Vanderbilt lands significant patient-centered research grant

    Patients and their families will have a more active role and voice in research designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care, thanks to a federal grant received by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers. Read More

    May. 22, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Initiative to help ‘translate’ diabetes research advances

    The new Center for Diabetes Translation Research will translate scientific breakthroughs into practices that can be applied in the doctor’s office and the patient’s home. Read More

    Oct. 21, 2011

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    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center launches online genetic research tool

    A new online tool enables cancer patients and researchers to track the latest developments in personalized cancer medicine and connect with clinical research trials. Read More

    Mar. 3, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Mental health research fund lauds VU scientists

    A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has strengthened the link between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heart rhythm that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications. The phenome-wide association study scanned the medical records of more than 37,000 people for a link… Read More

    Jan. 31, 2011