Capurro D, Ganzinger M, Perez-Lu J, Knaup P. Effectiveness of eHealth interventions and information needs in palliative care: a systematic literature review. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2014;16(3):e72. doi:10.2196/jmir.2812
Chung J, Reeder B, Lazar A, Joe J, Demiris G, Thompson H. Exploring an Informed Decision Making Framework Using In-Home Sensors: Older Adults’ Perceptions. Informatics in Primary Care (In Press).
Lazar A, Thompson H, Demiris G. Addressing empathy during research in memory care units. To appear in the CHI 2014 workshop Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods and Challenges, Toronto, Canada.
Le T, Chaudhuri S, Chung J, Thompson HJ, Demiris G. Tree Testing of Hierarchical Menu Structures for Health Applications, Journal of Biomedical Informatics (In Press).
Nichols BN, Mejino JLV, Detwiler LT, Nilsen TT, Martone ME, Turner JA, Rubin DL, Brinkley JF. Neuroanatomical domain of the Foundational Model of Anatomy ontology. Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2014;5:1. doi:10.1186/2041-1480-5-1
Amanda Lazar successfully completed her General Exam on Wednesday, February 26. Amanda is working on a project exploring the use of a multifunctional information technology tool to promote engagement among people with dementia. She has already completed a significant amount of preliminary work and presented next steps for a significant and innovative study! Congratulations, Amanda!
In addition, Amanda has been selected to serve on the Student Editorial Board of Methods of Information in Medicine!
Finally, a number of BHI students attended the Scholars Studio event focusing on various applications of Robotics Thursday, February 27 at the Research Commons. We were very proud to support Amanda, as she brought the house down with her endearing presentation of Robotic Pets for Older Adults. Her presentation was very well received, and she entertained questions and spoke with attendees afterward. Congratulations to Amanda for sharing her growing scholarship with the broad audience of the University!
On February 7th, Steve Rysavy very successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Data-driven Methods and Models for Predicting Protein Structure using Dynamic Fragments and Rotamers". "Steve did a fantastic job!” said Dr. Valerie Daggett, Steve’s advisor. “He has also had two papers published recently; see last week's BIME News and he has several more submitted or nearly ready for submission. In addition, he has a provisional patent application submitted last year for some of his developments and two more full applications are being prepared to follow up on the provisional. His visual analytics software platform developed with Denny Bromley, DIVE: Data Intensive Visualization Engine, is on the verge of being released. Also, his new rotamer libraries describing protein side chain conformations derived from our Dynameomics effort are being incorporated into our protein design framework as well as other popular protein modeling and visualization programs, including Chimera from UCSF. Steve has been a fantastic graduate student and he will be a wonderful emissary for BHI when he goes back out into the 'real world'.”
Congratulations to Dr. Wanda Pratt
BIME Professor Wanda Pratt, PhD, has been selected as a keynote speaker at the upcoming Second International Workshop on “Personal Health Records and patient-oriented infrastructures” to be held June 19–20 in Trento, Italy.
Leslie Liu successfully completed her General Examination on Tuesday, January 28. Leslie presented a thorough proposal to understand the needs of pediatric patients who are physically removed from their peer social network. Her work will help us understand what their needs are, how they currently use technology to stay connected, and how we can design technology to support them better. Leslie admirably fielded a number of tough questions from the audience and her committee. Congratulations, Leslie!