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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

Columbia’s Bakken to deliver Flexner Discovery Lecture

Dec. 4, 2014—Suzanne Bakken, Ph.D., RN, the Alumni Professor of Nursing and professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 11.

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Team finds drug repurposing signal in e-health records

Nov. 20, 2014—With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden therapeutic benefits that could warrant putting additional indications on the label and increasing production.

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Protein “pockets” help ID cancer genes

Nov. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt investigators have used a computational biology approach to uncover new cancer drivers and biomarkers of anticancer drug response.

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VU study reveals shared pathways in psychiatric disorders

Sep. 18, 2014—Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share common genetic underpinnings. Vanderbilt researchers combined high-resolution gene expression studies with gene association data to reveal signaling pathways linked to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Drug discovery clues in network map

Aug. 5, 2014—Vanderbilt investigators have constructed a network map that could guide the development of new targeted cancer therapies.

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Lehmann to advise on health informatics

May. 15, 2014—Chris Lehmann, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt, has been appointed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office as the first pediatrician to serve on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee.

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E-records shed light on drug response

Mar. 31, 2014—Electronic medical records linked to DNA biobanks are a valid resource for defining and understanding the genetic factors that contribute to drug response.

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Web tool speeds pulmonary hypertension discovery

Mar. 5, 2014—The pulmonary arterial hypertension knowledgebase (PAHKB), developed by Vanderbilt researchers, provides a useful tool for identifying PAH-related genes and signaling pathways relevant to pathogenesis.

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Informatics tools link protein structure, drug action: speaker

Feb. 13, 2014—Russ Altman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Bioengineering, Genetics and Medicine at Stanford University, posed an intriguing question at last week’s Discovery Lecture: is it possible to predict drug side effects from the 3D-structure of proteins?

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American College of Medical Informatics honors Denny, Harris

Dec. 12, 2013—Faculty members Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, and Paul Harris, Ph.D., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and research associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, are among six fellows elected this year to the American College of Medical Informatics.

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What makes us human?

Nov. 22, 2013—Using computational tools to search for the genetic basis of what makes us human, Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics Tony Capra and colleagues at the University of California-San Francisco have identified promising candidate regions.

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Molecular circuits in ovarian cancer

Nov. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have used bioinformatics analysis of gene expression data to describe molecular “circuits” that drive ovarian cancer.

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