4/3/2014 iDASH Informatics Open Access Journal Club

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HUGO: Hierarchical mUlti-reference Genome cOmpression for aligned reads Pinghao Li, Xiaoqian Jiang, Shuang Wang, Jihoon Kim, Hongkai Xiong, Lucila Ohno-Machado J Am Med Inform Assoc doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002147 Xiaoqian Jiang and Shuang Wang Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of California San Diego The proposed method produced a compression ratio in the range 0.5–0.65, which corresponds to 35–50% storage savings based on experimental datasets. The proposed...

March 6, 2014. Informatics Journal Club; Caitanya Shivade

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A review of approaches to identifying patient phenotype cohorts using electronic health records Shivade C, Raghavan P, Fosler-Lussier E, Embi PJ, Elhadad N, Johnson SB, Lai AM. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Mar 1;21(2):221-30. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001935. Epub 2013 Nov 7. Chaitanya Shivade The Ohio State University We observe that there is a rise in the number of studies associated with cohort identification using electronic medical records. Statistical analyses or machine...

3/3/14 Special External Webinar: Cardiac Atlas Project

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Cardiac Atlas Project Alistair Young School of Medicine, University of Auckland Andrew McCulloch University of California San Diego Abstract: Cardiac malformations are the most common type of birth defect. Improvements in the management of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) have resulted in >90% of those born with CHD now able to survive into early adulthood. In the U.S. alone, there are more adults with CHD (~1 million individuals) than children. Many of these patients...

Student housing and its effect on student interaction

submitted by: llemusin
The purpose of my research is to learn more about the architectural design of residential communities and their influence in perpetuating or discouraging student engagement in on-campus university residences. Though some researchers suggest that individual desire increases student engagement, I suggest that the design of the community space is an even larger factor. This research design is centered on an observational study and survey at two common spaces located within a corridor and...

A Study of California Environmental Quality Act: Uses, Challenges and How It Could Be A Barrier for Development

submitted by: Malaoudi
This research seeks to examine if CEQA can be used as a tool to delay or prevent projects not for environmental concerns, yet for personal interest purposes. The research is focused on local and environmental groups in the San Diego Region and their role in development challenges. The evidence will be gathered through interviews, case study, and observant as a research intern at Civic San Diego- a city owned non-profit redevelopment agency. The study will contribute to the understanding of...

Education for Sustainability

submitted by: valerieh2009

This research examines the success of China’s and Great Britain’s programs implementing education for sustainability with their Green Schools and Forest Schools and provides the benefits of having sustainable schools for the environment and student learning. Current research on the success of China’s and Great Britain’s schools suggests that such sustainable programs could also be established in the United States.

2/21/14 iDASH External Webinar; Jane Burns

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How genetic and genomic analysis are leading to new therapies in Kawasaki disease Jane Burns UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Abstract: Our first genetic studies of Kawasaki disease (KD) began in 1998 when we found a skewed distribution of two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter region of TNF? that were potentially implicated in increased gene expression. These early observations inspired a small clinical trial of pentoxifylline, a modulator of TNF?...

2/6/14 Informatics Open Access Journal Club; Harry Burke

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QNOTE: an instrument for measuring the quality of EHR clinical notes Burke HB, Hoang A, Becher D, Fontelo P, Liu F, Stephens M, Pangaro LN, Sessums LL, O'Malley P, Baxi NS, Bunt CW, Capaldi VF, Chen JM, Cooper BA, Djuric DA, Hodge JA, Kane S, Magee C, Makary ZR, Mallory RM, Miller T, Saperstein A, Servey J, Gimbel RW. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jan 2. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002321. Harry Burke Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences The outpatient clinical note documents...

iDASH External Webinar; Haixu Tang; Jan 17, 2014

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Host: Haixu Tang School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington ABSTRACT While the debate is still on-going over the priority between the research uses of human genomic data versus the privacy of human subjects, privacy-preserving techniques are available for a balanced consideration of both of them. I will showcase a few examples, where customized privacy-preserving approaches have been adopted, implicitly or explicitly, for sharing different kinds of human...

12/5/2013 Open Access Journal Club: Peter White and Michael Italia

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Harvest: an open platform for developing web-based biomedical data discovery and reporting applications Jeffrey W Pennington ,Byron Ruth ,Michael J Italia, Jeffrey Miller, Stacey Wrazien, Jennifer G Loutrel, E Bryan Crenshaw, Peter S White J Am Med Inform Assoc Published Online First: 16 October 2013 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001825 Peter White, Ph.D. Michael Italia, M.S. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia We have addressed the acute need of researchers to make complex data...