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biomedical informatics

Flu Tool guides patient decision-making

Aug. 14, 2012—Studies of Flu Tool, a computer application that guides health care decision-making, suggests that patients are willing to use these types of resources.

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Weinberg named a CDC Childhood Immunization Champion

Apr. 24, 2012—Stuart Weinberg, assistant professor of biomedical informatics and assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt, has been named a Centers for Disease Control Childhood Immunization Champion for the state of Tennessee. The selections were announced April 21 to coincide with the launch of National Infant Immunization Week. In this inaugural year of the award, 39 individuals...

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Obesity turns “good” cholesterol bad

Mar. 21, 2012—Studies offer new insights into how obesity impairs the function of HDL, the “good” cholesterol.

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Matchmaker for clinical studies

Feb. 8, 2012—ResearchMatch.org is a web-based registry that is connecting participants and researchers for clinical studies.

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Informatics team creates gene app, wins national contest

Dec. 9, 2011—Members of informatics team have been recognized by National Library of Medicine for gene app.

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Project seeks to apply gene testing to drug prescribing

Nov. 11, 2011—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Vanderbilt researchers a two-year, $1 million grant to Vanderbilt to develop a model for applying genomic testing to drug prescribing in “real-world” settings.

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