Oct 3, 2013 Open Access Journal Club: Jessica Tenenbaum and Melissa Haendel

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A sea of standards for omics data: sink or swim? Jessica D Tenenbaum, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Melissa Haendel J Am Med Inform Assoc doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002066 Jessica Tenenbaum Duke Translational Medicine Institute Melissa Haendel Oregon Health and Science University In the era of big data, omic-scale technologies, and increasing calls for data sharing, it is generally agreed that the use of community-developed, open data standards is critical. Far less agreed upon is...

September 20, 2013; Ricky Taira; iDASH External Monthly Webinar

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Defining and Organizing Medical NLP Tasks Ricky Kiyotaka Taira University of California, Los Angeles Abstract: In this talk, we touch on some of the major issues related to building high quality deep understanding medical NLP systems. Given that it is unlikely that any one group can singly develop such a system, it is important to understand how tasks can be factored while maintaining a global master design focused on the latest theories of language to insure the overall system can...

Journal Club Webinar, September 5, Hyeonuei Kim and Son Doan

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PhenDisco: phenotype discovery system for the database of genotypes and phenotypes Son Doan, Ko-Wei Lin, Mike Conway, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Alex Hsieh, Stephanie Feudjio Feupe, Asher Garland, Mindy K Ross, Xiaoqian Jiang, Seena Farzaneh, Rebecca Walker, Neda Alipanah, Jing Zhang, Hua Xu, Hyeoun-Eui Kim J Am Med Inform Assoc doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001882 Hyeon-Eui Kim and Son Doan Division of Biomedical Informatics University of California, San Diego The database of genotypes and...

08-22-2013 Greg Talavara and Sheila Castañeda

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Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013 Partnership for Epidemiological Research in Hispanic/Latinos: Research Literacy to Consent to Bio-behavioral Longitudinal Research Greg Talavera San Diego State University Sheila Castañeda San Diego State University Abstract: This project targets participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS) / Study of Latinos (SOL) through the San Diego Field Center. HCHS/SOL is a prospective, population-based, cohort study designed to examine risk...

8-16-2013 Samantha Kleinberg, iDASH External Webinar

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Data Driven Causal Inference in Multiple Medical Systems Date: Fri Aug 16, 2013 Host: Samantha Kleinberg Stevens Institute of Technology ABSTRACT One of the key problems we face with the accumulation of massive datasets is the transformation of data to actionable, causal, knowledge. Electronic health records enable us to conduct research on the same population that is being treated, but these data vary widely in quality, quantity, and structure. In order to know whether algorithms can...

August 6, 2013 - Jane Burns, Jihoon Kim; Special Webinar

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Privacy Preserving Analytics for Kawasaki Disease in African-Americans Jane Burns UCSD Jihoon Kim UCSD Abstract: Preserving research subject privacy while accelerating discovery through inter-institutional collaborations remains a challenge. Genotype data itself is considered an identifiable code similar to a social security number or fingerprint, so individual-level data cannot be shared while still preserving privacy. Collaborations between countries are further restricted by...

Aug 2, 2013: Special Webinar; Elena Martinez and Ian Komenaka

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Informed Consent for Biospecimen Collection and Data Sharing among Low-income, Uninsured and Underinsured Women: Is it a Matter of Trust? Elena Martinez Moores Cancer Center Ian Komenaka Maricopa Medical Center Abstract: Little is known about willingness of individuals from underserved populations to participate in biospecimen collection and data sharing, and whether participation varies according to the individual who is attempting to obtain informed consent from patients for such...