Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives
Tools for exploring ‘omics’ data
May. 18, 2015—The NetGestalt computing portal integrates vast amounts of data to aid users in finding biologically and clinically relevant information.
VUMC’s Denny named to NIH precision medicine group
Apr. 2, 2015—Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, will help guide planning for the precision medicine initiative announced by President Obama in his January State of the Union Address.
ResearchMatch adds new clinical trials feature
Mar. 26, 2015—Patients seeking to participate in clinical trials have a new option in online tools for finding studies that might offer hope for their problem or condition.
Gene profile predicts metastasis
Feb. 9, 2015—A specific gene expression profile represents a novel, biologically relevant “signature” for identifying colon cancers with high risk of metastatic recurrence, Vanderbilt researchers have found.
Photo: Delivering health
Jan. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Mark Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA, Accenture Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, delivered last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture in Light Hall.
Frisse set for next Discovery Lecture
Jan. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University’s Mark E. Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA, a leader in the application of informatics to improve health care delivery, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 22.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.