Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives
Osterman appointed chair of mCODE executive committee
Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt's Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been appointed chair of the executive committee for the Minimal Common Data Elements (mCODE) initiative.
Grant boosts student diversity in biomedical data science
Oct. 20, 2022—Meharry Medical College, Fisk University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a grant to engage and support diverse undergraduate and graduate students who participate in biomedical informatics and biomedical data science summer research programs.
Study to search EHR for undiagnosed genetic diseases
Oct. 13, 2022—A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will explore computational solutions to help address the problem of missed or delayed diagnosis for patients with rare genetic diseases.
Embí elected to TN HIMSS board of directors
Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Peter Embí, MD, MS, has been elected to the Tennessee Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (TN HIMSS) board of directors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sep. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt held its annual Simple Beginnings ceremony for new doctoral students last week in Light Hall.
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.
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.