HiveBio Community Lab and its chief science officer, BHI alumnus Michal Galdzicki, PhD (2012), were featured on the front page of the Seattle Times on Wednesday, December 4:
"Citizen scientists don lab coats at Seattle’s first DIY biolab"
Wynona Black successfully defending her dissertation entitled “Temporal Data Mining in Electronic Medical Records from Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome” on Thursday, December 5. Her work explored clinical practice patterns and their effect on patient outcomes and used a novel combination of sequential and temporal association rule mining in EMR data. Congratulations, Wynona!
Two papers—one by Meliha Yetisgen, PhD (assistant professor), along with her co-authors from the UW-BioNLP group, and another by Wanda Pratt, PhD (professor), Jina Huh, PhD (postdoc alumnus), and Andrea Hartzler, PhD (PhD alumnus)—have received a Distinguished Paper Award at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Symposium held in Washington, DC, November 16–20. This award recognized five notable and distinguished papers from the Annual Symposium.
Bejan CA, Vanderwende L, Evans HL, Wurfel MM, Yetisgen-Yildiz M. On-time clinical phenotype prediction based on narrative reports. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium (AMIA ’13); 2013 Nov 16–20; Washington, DC.
Huh J, McDonald D, Hartzler A, Pratt W. Patient Moderator Interaction in Online Health Communities. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium (AMIA ’13); 2013 Nov 16–20; Washington, DC.
Justin McReynolds’ (MS cohort 2013) poster with co-authors Heidi Crane, MD, MPH, Donna Berry, PhD, RN, Seth Wolpin, PhD, MPH, RN, and Bill Lober, MD, MS (associate professor) received a Distinguished Poster Award, which recognized eight distinguished posters from the Annual Symposium.
McReynolds J, Crane HM, Berry DL, Wolpin S, Lober WB. Open Source Computerized Patient Reported Outcomes: Research and Practice across Three Domains. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium (AMIA ’13); 2013 Nov 16–20; Washington, DC.
Anne Turner, MD, MLIS, MPH (assistant professor) has been selected to serve as the Vice Chair of Scientific Program Committee (Applications Track) for the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium.
Alicia Guidry successfully defended her dissertation titled “Ontology Based Data Integration of Open Source Electronic Medical Record and Data Capture Systems” on November 12. Alicia’s work contributes two ontologies to the medical and public health fields that are useful in providing standardization of data elements. She has also provided a prototype data integration system that is useful in facilitating access to previously siloed data and helps reduce the burden of integrating future systems. Congratulations, Alicia!
Blondon K, Klasnja P, Coleman K, Pratt W. An exploration of attitudes toward the use of patient incentives to support diabetes self-management. Psychology and Health. Published Online First: 21 November 2013. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2013.867346
Cook DL, Neal ML, Bookstein FL, Gennari JH. Ontology of Physics for Biology: representing physical dependencies as a basis for biological processes. Journal of Biomedical Semantics. In press.
Rohlfing T, Cummins K, Henthorn T, Chu W, Nichols BN. (In Press). N-CANDA Data Integration – Anatomy of an Asynchronous Infrastructure for Multi-Site, Multi-Instrument Longitudinal Data Capture. JAMIA.
The University of Washington journal, Stratus: Journal of Arts and Writing, has published a short nonfiction story by Janice Sabin:
Sabin J. Stone Karma. Stratus: Journal of Arts and Writing. 2013; 96. http://depts.washington.edu/stratus1/
Wilcox L, Patel R, Shachak A, Chen Y. Human factors in computing systems: Focus on patient-centered health communication at the ACM SIGCHI conference. Patient Education and Counseling. 2013 Oct 6. Epub ahead of print. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0738399113003923
Academic Press (Elsevier) has just published a new edition (second) of Ira Kalet's book, "Principles of Biomedical Informatics". The new edition is reorganized to be better suited as a textbook, contains exercises at the end of each chapter, and has new material contributed by Andrew Simms (OLAP), Catherine D'Ambrosio (Artificial Intelligence in Nursing), and new sections on tree structured and time oriented medical data, and the physics and math of medical image production and processing.
Deanna Petrochilos, Ali Shojaie, John Gennari, Neil Abernethy. Using random walks to identify cancer-associated modules in expression data. BioData Mining 2013, 6:17 (15 October 2013)