The AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium held November 15–19 in Washington, DC was a huge success, with congratulations due to many BIME faculty, students, and alumni.
BIME associate professor Dr. Anne Turner received a plaque for her leadership role as Vice Chair of the Scientific Program Committee (Applications Track).
BIME adjunct associate professor Dr. Thomas Payne was elected as Chair-elect of the AMIA Board of Directors. Dr. Payne will be Board Chair-elect January through December 2015, and his Board Chair term of office will be January 2016 through December 2017.
A paper by BHI alumni Drs. Andrea Hartzler and Jina Huh, adjunct professor Dr. Wanda Pratt and student Albert Park received the Distinguished Paper Award.
Hartzler A, McDonald D, Park A, Huh J, Weaver C, Pratt W. Evaluating health interest profiles extracted from patient-generated data.
BHI students Maher Khelifi and Ahmad Aljadaan received second place in the Student Design Challenge: “Beyond Patient Portals: Engaging Patients with their Healthcare Providers.”
Khelifi M, Aljadaan A, Seng MA. “HealthUp”: An Active Patient Portal Beyond Sickness.
Three publications by BIME faculty members Drs. Beth Devine, Neil Abernethy, Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, George Demiris, Anne Turner, BHI students Cheryl Lee, Thai Le, and alumni Drs. Casey Overby, Jina Huh, and Blaine Reeder were featured in the AMIA 2014 Year in Review session:
Devine EB, Lee CJ, Overby CL, Abernethy N, McCune J, Smith JW, Tarczy-Hornoch P. Usability evaluation of pharmacogenomics clinical decision support aids and clinical knowledge resources in a computerized provider order entry system: a mixed methods approach. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2014;83(7):473-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2014.04.008. PubMed PMID: 24874987.
Huh J, Le T, Reeder B, Thompson HJ, Demiris G. Perspectives on wellness self-monitoring tools for older adults. International journal of medical informatics. 2013;82(11):1092-103. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2013.08.009. PubMed PMID: 24041452; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3874863.
Turner AM, Reeder B, Ramey J. Scenarios, personas and user stories: user-centered evidence-based design representations of communicable disease investigations. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2013;46(4):575-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2013.04.006. PubMed PMID: 23618996; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4077047.
BHI student Patrick Sanger was selected as one of eight younger researchers at UW Medicine to compete for the Emerging Inventor of the Year Award at the UW Medicine Inventor of the Year event on Thursday, November 6. The award is given to younger investigators whose work holds exceptional promise to develop groundbreaking innovations that will improve our economy and health care. As part of the competition, Patrick presented a poster and a one-minute pitch for the mPOWEr project.
On November 7, Denny Bromley successfully defended his dissertation titled “Visual Analytics Methods for Analyzing Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Mutant Proteins.” His advisor Dr. Valerie Daggett commented, “[Denny] did a wonderful job! He presented his work on developing DIVE, a data analytics and visualization engine and its application to drug design and characterizing the molecular basis of p53 related cancers (about 50% of all human cancers). Denny’s work has already led to two scientific publications and at least two more to be submitted shortly. In addition, he has a patent application for some of the novel methods in DIVE developed for Big Data, in collaboration with Steve Rysavy.” Congratulations, Denny!
On October 27, BIME associate professor Neil Abernethy, PhD, appeared on King 5 News to discuss his Outbreak Investigator software funded by the National Library of Medicine: http://www.king5.com/story/tech/2014/10/27/uw-epidemic-software/18032281/
A paper by BIME associate professor Neil Abernethy, PhD, research coordinator Lauren Carroll, MS, MPH, and alumnus and senior fellow Alan Au, PhD, has been selected as Editors’ Choice for the September-October issue of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Papers are selected if they are well written and offer a particularly important methodological innovation. All Editors’ Choice papers are unlocked for open access at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-biomedical-informatics/editors-choice/.
Carroll LN, Au AP, Detwiler LT, Fu TC, Painter IS, Abernethy NF. Visualization and analytics tools for infectious disease epidemiology: A systematic review. J Biomed Inform. 2014;51C:287-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2014.04.006. PubMed PMID: 24747356.