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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

VUMC’s Denny selected to lead national ‘All of Us’ program

Dec. 11, 2019—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Joshua Denny, MD, MS, vice president of Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to be the chief executive officer of the federal All of Us Research Program.

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VUMC, Nashville Fire Department test real-time medical record system to improve handoff of incoming emergency patients

Nov. 26, 2019—VUMC and the Nashville Fire Department are testing a system to automatically generate patient acuity scores and abbreviated care records of in-transit patient procedures based on computer interpretations of signals from sensors and video cameras.

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Getting the goods on obesity

Nov. 19, 2019—Obesity and two post-operative complications linked with it have associated genetic variants in common, suggesting that obesity may be the culprit.

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VUMC’s Osterman awarded Microsoft Investigator Fellowship

Nov. 7, 2019—Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been awarded a Microsoft Investigator Fellowship.

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How to fake a medical record

Nov. 4, 2019—Simulated electronic health records could avoid patient privacy risks and help speed discovery.

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VUMC assumes new role in FDA safety monitoring

Oct. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is assuming an expanded role in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical product safety monitoring.

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AI maps routes to heart disease

Oct. 7, 2019—Machine learning on unlabeled electronic health record data has shed light on the emergence of cardiovascular disease.

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Lindsell appointed to HEAlth Data Science Center co-directorship

Oct. 3, 2019—The HEAlth Data Science (HEADS) Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is undergoing a reorganization to further refine the center’s mission, and Christopher Lindsell, PhD, has been named a new co-director.

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Research team sorts out drug screen false positive results

Oct. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have identified 13 previously unknown drug compounds that cause false positive screenings for amphetamines, buprenorphine (an opioid), cannabinoids and methadone.

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Study to explore care coordination’s impact on patient outcomes

Sep. 25, 2019—You Chen, PhD, has been awarded a four-year, $1.5 million research grant to study care coordination patterns and their influence on hospital length of stay and unplanned patient readmission.

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VUMC’s Blume honored by the University of Amsterdam

Sep. 19, 2019—The University of Amsterdam has awarded the 2019 Spinoza Chair in medicine to Jeffrey Blume, PhD, associate professor of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics at VUMC.

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Johnson named to NIH Council of Councils

Sep. 5, 2019—The National Institutes of Health have announced the appointment of Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, to the NIH Council of Councils.

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