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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

Future of AI in medicine is bright, but rigorous validation needed

Nov. 14, 2023—Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform the practice of medicine but, like any other new tool or method, it needs to be rigorously validated before it is widely applied, cautions Vanderbilt's Dan Roden, MD.

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Vanderbilt and Duke awarded Moore Foundation Grant to improve oversight of AI technology in health care systems

Nov. 8, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Duke University School of Medicine have been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for the project “Measuring Artificial Intelligence (AI) Maturity in Healthcare Organizations.”

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Polygenic “scores” may improve cancer screening

Oct. 31, 2023—Accounting for genetic variability in biomarkers not associated with cancer risk could avoid unnecessary diagnostic procedures, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Bryan Shepherd’s research to validate EHR data receives MERIT Award from the NIH

Oct. 20, 2023—Vanderbilt's Bryan Shepherd, PhDhas received a MERIT Award, or Method to Extend Research in Time Award, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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VUMC’s Wei Kelly Wu, Siru Liu named 2023 Stat Wunderkinds

Oct. 18, 2023—Vanderbilt's Wei Kelly Wu, MD, and Siru Liu, PhD, have been named 2023 Stat Wunderkinds.

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Vanderbilt’s Ellen Clayton and Allison McCoy elected fellows of ACMI

Oct. 17, 2023—Vanderbilt’s Ellen Clayton, MD, JD, and Allison McCoy, PhD, have been elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) class of 2023.

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Study tracks clinical team engagement with health records by patient race/ethnicity

Oct. 10, 2023—A review of electronic health record user access logs found that EHRs of adult inpatients from minority racial and ethnic populations on average received lower engagement from health care teams than the records of white adult inpatients.

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Stenner and Webber lead collaborative team to win AMA Precision Education Innovation Grant

Oct. 5, 2023—Shane Stenner, MD, MS, and Chase Webber, DO, and a collaborative team of experts at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center were recently named to receive the American Medical Association’s ChangeMedEd Innovation grant. 

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Academics, entrepreneurs gather for first annual AI event

Sep. 26, 2023—Artificial intelligence experts from industry and from Vanderbilt gathered on the VUMC campus recently for the first annual Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Sessions, or HAIS 23, sponsored by the Brock Family Center.

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New reference tool supports replication of DNA biobank studies

Aug. 31, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers created a phenotype-genotype reference map to assess data quality in DNA biobanks.

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Algorithm scours health records for lung cancer risk

Aug. 15, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a computer algorithm that scans electronic health records, or EHRs, to identify patients who meet criteria for lung cancer screening.

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VUMC receives $51 million in NIH grants to improve efficiency of conducting clinical trials across the US

Aug. 9, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have been awarded two five-year federal grants totaling $51 million to harness new and existing approaches for boosting recruitment and removing roadblocks to the efficiency of conducting clinical trials throughout the country.

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