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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

The changing face of health care IT

Jun. 23, 2015—Changes coming to our clinical systems at Vanderbilt aim to better serve our patients and to maintain the highest standard care in an increasingly competitive and cost-conscious environment.

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NIH director set for Discovery Lecture

May. 21, 2015—National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver a special Discovery Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center next Thursday, May 28.

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Tools for exploring ‘omics’ data

May. 18, 2015—The NetGestalt computing portal integrates vast amounts of data to aid users in finding biologically and clinically relevant information.

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VUMC’s Denny named to NIH precision medicine group

Apr. 2, 2015—Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, will help guide planning for the precision medicine initiative announced by President Obama in his January State of the Union Address.

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ResearchMatch adds new clinical trials feature

Mar. 26, 2015—Patients seeking to participate in clinical trials have a new option in online tools for finding studies that might offer hope for their problem or condition.

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Gene profile predicts metastasis

Feb. 9, 2015—A specific gene expression profile represents a novel, biologically relevant “signature” for identifying colon cancers with high risk of metastatic recurrence, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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Photo: Delivering health

Jan. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Mark Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA, Accenture Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, delivered last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture in Light Hall.

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Frisse set for next Discovery Lecture

Jan. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University’s Mark E. Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA, a leader in the application of informatics to improve health care delivery, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 22.

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Columbia’s Bakken to deliver Flexner Discovery Lecture

Dec. 4, 2014—Suzanne Bakken, Ph.D., RN, the Alumni Professor of Nursing and professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 11.

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Team finds drug repurposing signal in e-health records

Nov. 20, 2014—With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden therapeutic benefits that could warrant putting additional indications on the label and increasing production.

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Protein “pockets” help ID cancer genes

Nov. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt investigators have used a computational biology approach to uncover new cancer drivers and biomarkers of anticancer drug response.

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VU study reveals shared pathways in psychiatric disorders

Sep. 18, 2014—Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share common genetic underpinnings. Vanderbilt researchers combined high-resolution gene expression studies with gene association data to reveal signaling pathways linked to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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