Bill Lober, MD, MS, has been promoted to Professor effective July 1, 2015. Congratulations!
On March 16, Nikhil Gopal successfully completed his General Exam titled “An Interactive Narrative Visualization Approach for Biological Networks.” “Nikhil gave a fine presentation outlining a wide variety of visualizations for networks and biological data, some interesting preliminary results that he has carried out, and a plan for future development and experimentation,” said Dr. John Gennari, Nikhil’s advisor. “I was pleased at the good attendance by students and faculty, which led to a wide variety of questions that Nikhil answered adroitly. I look forward to working more with Nikhil and his committee as his research moves forward.” Congratulations, Nikhil!
On March 9, Wen-wai Yim successfully completed her General Exam titled “Information Extraction from Clinical and Radiology Notes for Liver Cancer Staging.” Her advisor Dr. Meliha Yetisgen reported, “Wen-wai presented a detailed proposal to extract information from clinical notes for liver cancer staging and answered many tough questions from the audience and her committee.” Congratulations, Wen-wai!
Hall AK, Cole-Lewis H, Bernhardt JM (2015). Mobile text messaging for health: a systematic review of reviews. Annual Review of Public Health. 2015;36:393-415. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031914-122855.
Hartzler AL, Chaudhuri S, Fey BC, Flum DR, Lavallee D. Integrating patient-reported outcomes into spine surgical care through visual dashboards: lessons learned from human-centered design. eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes). 2015; 3(2). doi: 10.13063/2327-9214.1133
Kalet AM, Gennari JH, Ford EC, Phillips MH. Bayesian network models for error detection in radiotherapy plans. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2015;60(7):2735-49. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/60/7/2735.PubMed PMID: 25768885.
Jung H, Hong SR, Meas P, Zachry M. Tool design to support advanced users in new forms of social media. Proposal accepted to the ACM Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication Conference (SIGDOC ’15); Limerick, Ireland.
Vodicka E, Kim K, Devine B, Gnanasakthy A, Scoggins J, Patrick DL. Inclusion of patient-reported outcome measures in registered clinical trials: evidence from ClinicalTrials.gov (2007-2013). Poster accepted to the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 20th Annual International Meeting; Philadelphia, PA.
BHI student Sean Mikles, MPH, was awarded funding from the Northwest Public Health Training Center (NWPHTC) to complete a collaborative project with the WA State Department of Health. Sean will be helping to conduct a business process analysis of WA State healthcare organizations around public health-focused data exchange, under the mentorship of BIME associate professor Anne Turner, MD, MLIS, MPH.