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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

Team to develop patient data sharing framework for pandemics

May. 21, 2020—Any large-scale effort to use data from COVID-19 patients to serve biomedical or public health research must first concern itself with patient privacy issues.

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Yin receives early investigator MERIT Award from NCI

May. 14, 2020—Zhijun Yin, PhD, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received the National Cancer Institute’s Method to Extend Research in Time Award (or MERIT Award) for Early Stage Investigators.

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Initiative to explore COVID-19 outcomes in cancer patients

Apr. 30, 2020—A multi-institutional consortium led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is collecting data on cancer patients with COVID-19 as part of a rapid effort to understand the unique effects the coronavirus has on this vulnerable population.

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VUMC team creates COVID-19 research registry

Apr. 23, 2020—Out of the electronic health records (EHRs) of patients seen at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a team in the Department of Biomedical Informatics is creating a COVID-19 patient registry as a platform for research.

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Many groups turning to REDCap for COVID-19 tracking

Mar. 26, 2020—REDCap, a software application created and developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has found widespread use in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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eStar Physician Builders develop creative workflows

Mar. 19, 2020—Through its eStar Physician Builders Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center supports physicians and other health care team members in devising new content and tools for VUMC’s health information technology system.

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Study explores health impact of social isolation, loneliness

Mar. 12, 2020—For older adults, social isolation and loneliness are associated with greatly increased likelihood of early death, dementia and heart disease, according to a recent report by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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REDCap Day 2020

Feb. 27, 2020—Researchers gathered Feb. 25 in Light Hall for presentations in celebration of VUMC’s fourth annual REDCap Day. REDCap (short for Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.

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Genetics and EHRs

Feb. 6, 2020—Lisa Bastarache, MS, research assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics, and Tony Capra, PhD, associate professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Informatics, described the intersection of genetics and electronic health records during last week’s Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture.

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New center seeks to strengthen clinical informatics

Jan. 29, 2020—For many years, VUMC has been recognized as a leader in clinical informatics — the application of computer science and information science to the delivery of health care services.

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VUMC’s Capra, Bastarache set for Jan. 30 Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture

Jan. 22, 2020—The intersection of genetics and electronic health records will be discussed by two Vanderbilt University researchers during a Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 30. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.

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VUMC study to use artificial intelligence to explore suicide risk

Jan. 15, 2020—Investigators will use computational methods to shed light on suicidal ideation and its relationship to attempted suicide, predict suicidal ideation and suicide attempt using routine electronic health records (EHRs) and explore the genetic underpinnings of both.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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