BIME associate professor John Gennari, PhD, will be the PI on a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the NIH National Library of Medicine titled "Physiological Knowledge Integration and Recombinant Modeling Via Accelerated Semantic Annotation." Collaborators and co-investigators include BIME adjunct research professor Daniel Cook, MD, PhD, and BHI alumnus Maxwell Neal, PhD.
The proposed research continues long-standing work by Drs. Gennari, Cook and Neal in developing formal semantics for biological processes. These semantics help biologists better share knowledge and combine biosimulation models of physiology (like reusable lego bricks). This grant is in collaboration with the University of Michigan and their Virtual Physiological Rat project, and one focus of sharing and building modular biosimulation models is to explain and explore the complex physiology of hypertension.
Chi N, Demiris G. Telehealth tools and interventions to support family caregivers: a systematic review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Forthcoming.
Neal ML, Cooling MT, Smith LP, Thompson CT, Sauro HM, Carlson BE, Cook DL, Gennari JH. A reappraisal of how to build modular, reusable models of biological systems. PLoS Computational Biology. Forthcoming.
Le T, Reeder B, Chung J, Thompson H, Demiris G. Design of smart home sensor visualizations for older adults. Technology and Health Care. Forthcoming.
Oliver DP, Washington K, Kruse RL, Albright DL, Lewis A, Demiris G. Hospice family members' perceptions and experiences with end-of-life care in the nursing home. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Forthcoming.
BIME professor and graduate program director George Demiris, PhD, was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). WSAS announced this week the election of 18 new members in recognition of their outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the Academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington. The new members will be inducted into the WSAS during the seventh annual meeting at the Seattle Museum of Flight in September. The newly elected bring the total number of active members to 221.
Capurro D, Yetisgen M, van Eaton E, Black R, Tarczy-Hornoch P. Availability of structured and unstructured clinical data for comparative effectiveness research and quality improvement: a multi-site assessment. eGEMs. 2014;2(1):11. Epub July 11, 2014. doi: 10.13063/2327-9214.1079.
Forrester SH, Hepp Z, Roth JA, Wirtz HS, Devine EB. Cost-effectiveness of a computerized provider order entry system in improving medication safety ambulatory care. Value in Health. 2014;17(4):340-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2014.01.009. PubMed PMID: 24968993; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4079669.
Hall AK, Bernhardt JM, Dodd V, Vollrath MW. The digital health divide: evaluating online health information access and use among older adults. Health Education & Behavior. Forthcoming.
Su NM, Liu LS, Lazar A. Mundanely Miraculous: The Robot in Healthcare. Proceedings of the ACM Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI'14); Helsinki, Finland. New York: ACM; forthcoming.
On July 10, Alan Kalet successfully completed his General Exam entitled “Automated Modeling of Probabilistic Knowledge in Radiation Oncology.” Alan presented his work developing both ontologies and Bayes nets in the domain of error detection for radiation treatment planning. His broad ideas aim at reducing the cost of developing and maintaining Bayes Net systems that help medical decision making under uncertainty. His committee, Drs. John Gennari (Chair), Jason Doctor, Mark Phillips, and Archis Ghate were unanimous in agreeing that Alan has an open and potentially high-impact research problem, that he has carried out some good initial work in the area, and that he did a great job of orally presenting the problem and his approach and work to date. Congratulations, Alan!