May 16, 2014; iDASH External Webinar, Ying Zhang

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Privacy-Preserving Shared Access to Computing on Sensitive Data: A Feasibility Study Ying Zhang University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Abstract: Objective Explore the feasibility of developing and implementing a data access “sharing” model for researchers who are interested in using the Strong Heart Study (SHS) data for scientific studies and find out if such model will meet the approval of the SHS participating tribes and the NIH data sharing requirements. Methods Develop an...

May 1, 2014: Journal Club Webinar; Jeffrey Klann

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Query Health: standards-based, cross-platform population health surveillance Jeffrey G Klann, Michael D Buck, Jeffrey Brown, Marc Hadley, Richard Elmore, Griffin M Weber, Shawn N Murphy J Am Med Inform Assoc doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002707 Jeffrey Klann, PhD Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Assistant in Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital Understanding population-level health trends is essential to effectively monitor and improve public health. The...

April 18, 2014: iDASH External Webinar; Razvan Bunescu

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Blood Glucose Level Prediction using Physiological Models and Support Vector Regression Razvan Bunescu Ohio University, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Abstract: Patients with diabetes must continually monitor their blood glucose levels and adjust insulin doses, striving to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. Blood glucose levels that deviate from the normal range can lead to serious short-term and long-term complications. An automatic...

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

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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

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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

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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?...