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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

Conference highlights REDCap’s global reach

Sep. 29, 2022—REDCap administrators from around the world recently attended the 14th edition of REDCapCon in Boston, hosted this year by Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University’s center for clinical and translational science.

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VUMC to lead AI ethics core for NIH project

Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers will lead and comprise the greater part of an artificial intelligence research ethics core for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program called Bridge to Artificial Intelligence, or Bridge2AI.

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Multisite project seeks to use patients’ voices to help diagnose disease

Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is partnering with 11 institutions on a $14 million NIH-funded project that aims to establish voice as a biomarker used in clinical care.

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Policy experts discuss abortion ruling and health data privacy

Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt policy experts discuss how the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and newly enacted state laws limiting or banning abortion can be expected to bring new scrutiny to the privacy vulnerabilities of electronic health records.

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PheWAS reveals post-COVID-19 diagnoses

Sep. 8, 2022—Using a high-throughput informatics technique and electronic health records, Vanderbilt researchers found that COVID-19 survivors had an increased risk for more than 40 new diagnoses.

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Simple Beginnings

Sep. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt held its annual Simple Beginnings ceremony for new doctoral students last week in Light Hall.

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Targeted cancer drug during pregnancy

Aug. 2, 2022—The targeted cancer therapy alectinib was safe as a treatment for lung cancer during two pregnancies in a patient with non-small cell lung cancer, according to a case report from Vanderbilt physicians.

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VUMC partners with Yale and Morehouse Schools of Medicine, industry organizations to increase diversity in clinical trials

Jul. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt is partnering with Yale School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Coordinating Center at the Morehouse School of Medicine in an initiative aimed at increasing diversity in clinical trials and addressing systemic barriers to participation by communities of color.

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Study explores clinical uses for polygenic risk scores

Jul. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to assess clinical outcomes and economic value of screening large, diverse health care populations for disease risk using polygenic risk scores.

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Researchers add sign language videos to electronic surveys

Jun. 16, 2022—A new external module in Vanderbilt's REDCap improves electronic survey accessibility for respondents who are deaf. The module makes it easy to embed individual sign language videos for each survey question and answer.

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Chancellor Faculty Fellows announced

Jun. 15, 2022—Several highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise have been selected for the 2022 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows.

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Study seeks to improve gender equity for liver transplantation waiting list

May. 25, 2022—Women who need a liver transplant are more likely to spend more time on a waiting list, become too sick for transplant or die compared to men. To improve equity, a recently published Vanderbilt-led study suggests a sex adjustment to criteria for MELD (model for end-stage liver disease), which determines allocation of transplanted livers.

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