Apr 17, 2015; iDASH External Webinar; Christopher Brenner

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Analysis and Integration of Big Data from Next-Generation Genomics, Epigenomics, and Transcriptomics Christopher Benner Salk Institute for Biological Studies Abstract: Advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology have fundamentally changed our approach to modern biomedical research. Although the quest to sequence millions of genomes has garnered most of the headlines, innovations in NGS assay development have expanded our ability to quantify transcription, genome...

Apr 2, 2015; Informatics Journal Club; Azadeh Nikfarjam

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Pharmacovigilance from social media: mining adverse drug reaction mentions using sequence labeling with word embedding cluster features. Nikfarjam A, Sarker A, O'Connor K, Ginn R, Gonzalez G. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Mar 9. pii: ocu041. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocu041. [Epub ahead of print] Azadeh Nikfarjam Arizona State University, Department of Biomedical Informatics Social media is becoming increasingly popular as a platform for sharing personal health-related information. This...

Mar 20, 2015; iDASH External Webinar; Amalio Telenti

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Privacy issues when looking for a needle in a genomic haystack Amalio Telenti Human Longevity Inc. Abstract: Very rare single nucleotide variants are the most prevalent form of genetic diversity in the human population. Such variants are generally refered to as Variants of Unknown Significance (VUS). It is expected that VUS will attract increasing attention of the medical services as possibly associated with clinical disease or disease predisposition. The considerations above call...

February 20, 2015; iDASH External Webinar; Ming-Hsiang Tsou

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Tracking Disease Outbreaks and Health Disparities using Big Data, Social Media, Social Network Analysis, and GIS Ming-Hsiang Tsou San Diego State University Abstract: Real time public health data capture using Big Data and social media are now at the forefront of behavioral measurement, disease surveillance, and health promotion in many public health research activities. Public health research community is now rapidly reexamining the role of dynamic environmental-behavioral...

Feb 5, 2015; Informatics Journal Club Webinar; Vivian West

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Innovative information visualization of electronic health record data: a systematic review Link: http://jamia.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/11/07/amiajnl-2014-00... West VL, Borland D, Hammond WE. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Oct 21. pii: amiajnl-2014-002955. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002955 Vivian West, PhD, MBA, RN Duke University, Duke Center for Health Informatics This study investigates the use of visualization techniques reported between 1996 and 2013 and evaluates...

Jan 1, 2015; iDASH External Webinar; Florian Kohlmayer and Fabian Prasser

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ARX - A Comprehensive Tool for Anonymizing Biomedical Data Florian Kohlmayer and Fabian Prasser Technische Universität München Abstract: Collaboration and data sharing have become core elements of biomedical research. Especially when sensitive data from distributed sources are linked, privacy threats have to be considered. Statistical disclosure control allows the protection of sensitive data by introducing fuzziness. Reduction of data quality, however, needs to be balanced...