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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

What makes us human?

Nov. 22, 2013—Using computational tools to search for the genetic basis of what makes us human, Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics Tony Capra and colleagues at the University of California-San Francisco have identified promising candidate regions.

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Molecular circuits in ovarian cancer

Nov. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have used bioinformatics analysis of gene expression data to describe molecular “circuits” that drive ovarian cancer.

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Pioneers of Discovery: Computer science drives Capra’s biomedical research

Oct. 3, 2013—Tony Capra, Ph.D., is a new assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and investigator in the Center for Human Genetics Research at Vanderbilt. His goal is to use the tools of computer science to address problems in genetics, evolution and biomedicine.

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Gene interactions and cavities

Sep. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers used existing genome-wide association study datasets to identify gene interactions that contribute to tooth decay.

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VUSM’s new curriculum gains technological support

Aug. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has created a new office to manage the technical support necessary to make the dramatic shift in educational techniques under Curriculum 2.0.

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Visualizing data on network ‘maps’

Jul. 25, 2013—The new web application NetGestalt will allow investigators to simultaneously visualize different types of data for the same gene – such as mutation, expression and modification.

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Ehrenfeld to edit health care computing, IT journal

Jun. 27, 2013—Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery and Biomedical Informatics, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Systems, succeeding Ralph Grams, M.D., professor of Pathology and Medical Informatics at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Diagnostic codes identify smoking status

Mar. 15, 2013—Diagnostic codes used for billing purposes effectively identify smokers in a general clinic population and can be used to adjust smoking status in genetic and epidemiologic studies.

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Middleton named VU Health System informatics chief

Feb. 21, 2013—Blackford Middleton, M.D., MPH, M.Sc., corporate director of clinical informatics research and development at Partners Healthcare in Boston, will join Vanderbilt later this month in the role of assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs and chief informatics officer for Vanderbilt University Health System. He succeeds John Doulis, M.D.

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Two from VUMC help lead national informatics group

Feb. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Informatics remains exceptionally well represented on the nine-member executive committee of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

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Proteins help flip tumor’s invasive switch

Oct. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt investigators have identified how two key components of cancer's invasive "switch" — the series of signaling events that turn on a tumor cell’s invasive behavior — work together.

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Network approach yields glioblastoma clues

Aug. 9, 2012—MicroRNA “regulatory networks” generated at Vanderbilt aid search for biomarkers and new drugs to treat glioblastoma, the most common and lethal primary brain tumor.

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