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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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