Jun 15, 2015; iDASH External Webinar; Lucila Ohno-Machado

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iDASH Data, Tools, Algorithms, and Training: Current Status and Future Plans Lucila Ohno-Machado University of California, San Diego Abstract: iDASH (integrating Data for Analysis, ‘anonymization,’ and Sharing) is an NIH-funded national center for biomedical computing that started in late 2010 and will complete 5 years this fall. It is focused on developing algorithms and tools to facilitate privacy-protecting data sharing, and in training the next generation of biomedical data...

Jun 4, 2015; Informatics Journal Club Webinar; Patricia Flatley Brennan and William W. Stead

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Informatics to support the IOM Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures Link: http://jamia.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/04/24/jamia.ocv035 Hripcsak G, Forrest CB, Brennan PF, Stead WW. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Apr 24. pii: ocv035. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv035 Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison William W. Stead, MD Vanderbilt University Consistent collection and use of social and behavioral determinants of health can improve clinical...

Steve Briggs at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Steve Briggs, University of California, San Diego, at the 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

May 15, 2015; iDASH External Webinar; Santosh Kumar

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Improving the Temporal Precision of Precision Medicine via Mobile Health (mHealth) Santosh Kumar University of Memphis Abstract: In January 2015, President Obama unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative – an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. Mobile Health (or mHealth) can significantly contribute to realizing this vision. Recent advances in wearable sensing and...

May 7, 2015; Informatics Journal Club Webinar; Chunhua Weng

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Case-based reasoning using electronic health records efficiently identifies eligible patients for clinical trials Miotto R, Weng C J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Mar 13. pii: ocu050. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocu050. [Epub ahead of print] Chunhua Weng Columbia University In this talk we will present a cost-effective, case-based reasoning framework for clinical research eligibility screening by only reusing the electronic health records (EHRs) of minimal enrolled participants to represent the...

Apr 17, 2015; iDASH External Webinar; Christopher Benner

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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...

Mar 5 2015; Informatics Journal Club Webinar; Edward Ambinder

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Objective: Develop and evaluate a foundational oncology-specific standard for communication and coordination of care throughout the cancer journey, with early-stage breast cancer as the use case. Materials and Methods: Due to broad uptake of the HL7 Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) by health information exchanges and large provider organizations, we developed an implementation guide (IG) in congruence with C-CDA. The resultant product was balloted through the HL7 process...

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...