Dept. of Biomedical Informatics - The University of Utah School of Medicine

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The Department of Biomedical Informatics was established in 1964 at the University of Utah. Located in Salt Lake City, the department is internationally recognized as a leader in biomedical informatics research and education. The department has a National Library of Medicine (NLM) training grant to support its educational programs. Master of Science (MS), Non-Thesis Master of Science, Certificate and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs are offered along with short-term traineeships for students and visiting fellows. Research affiliations include the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Intermountain Health Care facilities, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, HealthInsight (the Peer Review Organization for Utah and Nevada), and the Utah Department of Health. As one of the largest biomedical informatics training programs in the world, the department's faculty and students are a diverse group with a wide range of experience and interests.

Mission: The mission of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah is to improve health outcomes through information systems (including health, economic, and satisfaction results for consumers and providers) in both the private and public sectors of the healthcare and public health systems. To accomplish this mission, the Department assumes three major responsibilities: To educate biomedical and public health professionals, biomedical informaticists, and the healthcare and public health communities in the field of biomedical informatics. To promote and conduct research to broaden biomedical informatics knowledge. To serve health informatics professionals and consumers by participating in relevant professional societies, editorial boards, and continuing education programs, while maintaining biomedical informatics leadership in the community. These responsibilities involve the active collaboration of faculty and students at the University of Utah, with the School of Medicine, University of Utah Medical Center, Intermountain Health Care, LDS Hospital and other Intermountain Health Care related hospitals and clinics, the Department of Veterans Affairs Salt Lake VA Medical Center (VAMC), Utah Department of Health, and HealthInsight the PRO for Utah and Nevada.

01/16/2020

The new year and new semester have started! We have worked all the kinks, as usual for the first week of classes, and everyone is off to a good start. We currently have 55 MS students and 20 PhD in programs and are expecting about 18 graduates by the end of the semester. 2020 here we come….

Congratulations to Dr. Younghee Lee on receiving a grant from Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program provided by...
12/09/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Younghee Lee on receiving a grant from Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program provided by the Huntsman Cancer Institute. This is a prestigious 2-year award that will help further cancer research. Congratulations Dr. Lee and wish you continued success!

We had a great showing at AMIA this year and had a good turnout for our Alumni Dinner. Hope to see you next year!
11/27/2019

We had a great showing at AMIA this year and had a good turnout for our Alumni Dinner. Hope to see you next year!

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
11/20/2019
Thieme E-Journals - Yearbook of Medical Informatics / Abstract

#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. Mike Conway, Mengke Hu, and Dr. Wendy Chapman on their co-authored article "Recent Advances in Using Natural Language Processing to Address Public Health Research Questions Using Social Media and ConsumerGenerated Data." Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/2B0oceJ

Thieme E-Books & E-Journals

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
11/13/2019
IOS Press Ebooks - Crowdsourcing Public Opinion for Sharing Medical Records for the Advancement of Science

#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. John Hurdel, on their co-authored article "Crowdsourcing public opinion for sharing medical records for the advancement of science." Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/2MEq1U6

This study used Amazon Mechanical Turk to crowdsource public opinions about sharing medical records for clinical research. The 1,508 valid respondents comprised 58.7% males, 54% without college degrees, 41.5% students or unemployed, and 84.3% under 40 years old. More than 74% were somewhat willing t...

11/11/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Eilbeck and the Department of Biomedical Informatics on being awarded the 23rd year to their T15 NLM Biomedical Informatics Training Grant. This provides 11 pre- and post-doc students a stipend, tuition coverage, travel, and training funds to help them pursue their educational and research goals. Congrats and we wish the students and mentors continued success.

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
11/06/2019
Study of the Lamellar and Micellar Phases of Pluronic F127: A Molecular Dynamics Approach

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We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. Julio Facelli, on his co-authored article "Study of the lamellar and micellar phases of pluronic F127: A molecular dynamics approach" Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/2MKTjjZ

In this work, we analyzed the behavior of Pluronic F127 through molecular dynamics simulations at the coarse-grain level, focusing on the micellar and lamellar phases. To this aim, two initial polymer conformations were considered, S-shape and U-shape, for both simulated phases. Through the simulati...

Reminder! Please RSVP for our next Grand Rounds featuring James Cimino, MD, from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.Lu...
10/31/2019

Reminder!

Please RSVP for our next Grand Rounds featuring James Cimino, MD, from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Lunch will be provided. http://bit.ly/33R0NIW

When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: HSEB 4100B

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
10/30/2019
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#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. Ken Kawamoto, on their co-authored article "Development and validation of a pragmatic electronic phenotype for CKD." Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/33tkFSp

The Department of Biomedical Informatics Industry Advisory Board (IAB) at the University of Utah held an informative and...
10/29/2019

The Department of Biomedical Informatics Industry Advisory Board (IAB) at the University of Utah held an informative and engaging event on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The event was a hit! Mark your calendars for the next IABtalks in April 2020.
We are looking forward to another memorable event!

http://bit.ly/2JodOBS

#informatics #uofu

If you are interested in pursuing a postdoctoral job after your degree, check out the opening at Weill Cornell Medicine....
10/24/2019
Postdoctoral Job in New York, New York - 180693 | Postdoctoral Research Associate at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, New York | Postdoctorals.com

If you are interested in pursuing a postdoctoral job after your degree, check out the opening at Weill Cornell Medicine.

View & Apply Now: httpslink.com/dt82

#postdoc #informatics #UofU

Postdoctoral Job: Postdoctorial Position at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, New York: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Job ID 180693. Find postdoc jobs daily on Postdoctorals.com, the place to search postdoc jobs and fellowships.

Please join us for our next Grand Rounds featuring James Cimino, MD from University of Alabama-Birmingham.Lunch will be ...
10/24/2019

Please join us for our next Grand Rounds featuring James Cimino, MD from University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Lunch will be provided. http://bit.ly/33R0NIW

When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: HSEB 4100B, The Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, 4th floor, 26 South 2000 East

10/22/2019

Congratulations to Drs. Del Fiol and Kawamoto on being renewed for their 3rd year on their U24 Scalable Clinical Decision Support for Individualized Cancer Risk Management. Congrats and we wish you continued success!

Congratulations to Dr. Polina Kukhareva and Dr. Younghee Lee for being inducted into our inaugural 2019-2020 cohort of w...
10/17/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Polina Kukhareva and Dr. Younghee Lee for being inducted into our inaugural 2019-2020 cohort of women's informatics leadership training! The Women's Informatics Leadership Training is a seven- month course focus on improving female data scholars' leadership strengths.

https://sites.google.com/view/amiawomen/home?authuser=0

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17th, for our Business Seminar! We will be hearing from Dr. Lincoln Smith, the Director of Ana...
10/15/2019

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17th, for our Business Seminar! We will be hearing from Dr. Lincoln Smith, the Director of Analytic Enablement Highmark Inc. Dr. Smith will be presenting "Advanced analytics and technologies enabling payer clinical services."

Date and Time: Thursday, Oct. 17th, 5:00pm
Location: PA Area, Room 1016

10/10/2019

Dr. Alexander Au, a Masters's student in our department, has developed a global mental health app to provide rural populations with mental health care. He has received international attention about the benefits of his app; he was asked to attend the World Mental Health Day. Check out an interview with Dr. Au below! We are proud of the work our students are producing.

#whyinformaticsmatter #masters #gradschool

https://medicine.utah.edu/dbmi/news/2019/10/alex-au.php

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
10/09/2019
An Evaluation of Digital Health Tools for Diabetes Self-Management in Hispanic Adults: Exploratory Study

#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. Bryan Gibson and Leah Yingling, on their co-authored article "An evaluation of digital health tools for diabetes self-management in hispanic adults: Exploratory study" Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/2kGCLiV

Emerging Technologies, Medical Devices, Apps, Sensors, and Informatics to Help People with Diabetes

Reminder to RSVP to our IAB Talks. Our next IAB Talk is October 15, 2019, from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the SJ Quinney School of...
10/08/2019

Reminder to RSVP to our IAB Talks. Our next IAB Talk is October 15, 2019, from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the SJ Quinney School of Law building (6th-floor rooftop).

This event’s Keynote address is “Intermountain Healthcare’s Center for Standards-Based Healthcare Interoperability” by Peter J. Haug, MD and Stanley M. Huff, MD.

REGISTER:http://bit.ly/2k50etW

#IAB #informatics #healthcareit

We had the pleasure to interview two of our past Master's students, Jacob Crump and Shiply Sharma. Read the interview be...
10/08/2019
A Master’s Student Experience: An interview with Jacob Crump and Shilpy Sharma | University of Utah

We had the pleasure to interview two of our past Master's students, Jacob Crump and Shiply Sharma. Read the interview below to hear about their experience in the BMI program!

https://medicine.utah.edu/dbmi/news/2019/10/crump-sharma.php

#masters

Jacob Crump and Shilpy Sharma graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters in Biomedical Informatics in the Applied Clinical Informatics track. After graduation, Jacob and Shilpy have gone on to work for Interopion. Interopion focuses on empowering healthcare delivery through interoperable,....

On Sept. 17th Dr. Michael Good, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences, announced the appointment of  Dr. Willard ...
10/03/2019
Dr. Willard Dere appointed as the Associate Vice President for Research, Health Sciences at the University of Utah Health | University of Utah

On Sept. 17th Dr. Michael Good, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences, announced the appointment of Dr. Willard H. Dere, MD, FACP, as Associate Vice President for Research, Health Sciences at the University of Utah Health, effective September 1, 2019.

Dr. Dere has collaborated with the Biomedical Informatics Department on several projects. We would like to congratulate Dr. Dere on his new position here at the University of Utah.

https://medicine.utah.edu/dbmi/news/2019/10/dere.php

On Sept. 17th Dr. Michael Good, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences, announced the appointment of  Dr. Willard H. Dere, MD, FACP, as Associate Vice President for Research, Health Sciences at the University of Utah Health, effective September 1, 2019.  

Reminder Grand Rounds Seminar featuring Dr. Jessica S Ancker, MPH, Ph.D. is tomorrow! When: Thursday, October 3, 2019, a...
10/02/2019

Reminder Grand Rounds Seminar featuring Dr. Jessica S Ancker, MPH, Ph.D. is tomorrow!

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: HSEB 4100B, The Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, 4th floor, 26 South 2000 East

Lunch will be provided! RSVP here https://whoozin.com/X9H-TWC-RKXK-XF9X

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
10/02/2019
Impact of Clinicians' Use of Electronic Knowledge Resources on Clinical and Learning Outcomes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. - PubMed - NCBI

#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. Guilherme Del Fiol on his co-authored article "Impact of electronic knowledge resources on clinical and learning outcomes: Systematic review and meta-analysis" Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/2kuu7UJ

J Med Internet Res. 2019 Jul 25;21(7):e13315. doi: 10.2196/13315. Review

Calling Non-thesis masters students! Join us for the NTMS-townhall on Tuesday, Oct. 8th! Lunch will be served. Also, som...
10/01/2019
RSVP for Townhall NTMS Pizza Chat and Hike (PhDs Welcome)

Calling Non-thesis masters students! Join us for the NTMS-townhall on Tuesday, Oct. 8th! Lunch will be served. Also, some of the students will be going on a hike to the living room.

Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct. 8th at 2:00 pm
Location: DBMI Break room (421 Wakara Way, Suite 140, Salt Lake City, UT 84108)
RSVP @ https://forms.gle/5986G4yZRxWS75n37

DBMI Break Room 2:00 pm & The Living Room Hike Oct 8th (fall break)

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
09/25/2019
Early-Onset Sepsis Risk Calculator Integration Into an Electronic Health Record in the Nursery

#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. Kensaku Kawamoto on his co-authored article "Early-Onset Sepsis Risk Calculator Integration Into an Electronic Health Record in the Nursery" Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/2mezasR

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: An early-onset sepsis (EOS) risk calculator tool to guide evaluation and treatment of infants at risk for sepsis has reduced antibiotic use without increased adverse outcomes. We performed an electronic health record (EHR)–driven quality improvement intervention to incre...

Join us Thursday, Sept. 26th for a chat with Dr. Lincoln Smith. Dr. Lincoln Smith is the director at Analytic Enablement...
09/23/2019
Meeting with Dr. Lincoln Smith

Join us Thursday, Sept. 26th for a chat with Dr. Lincoln Smith. Dr. Lincoln Smith is the director at Analytic Enablement. Lunch will be provided!

Where: Green Conference Room (421 Wakara Way, Suite 208 Room 2002W, Salt Lake City, UT 84108)
Date and time: Thursday, Sept. 26th at 1:30pm-2:30pm
RSVP: https://whoozin.com/N4T-FGH-X7RX-AGY9

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

09/20/2019

We will like to congratulate Dr. Guilherme Del Fiol for being elected as our representative to the SOM College Council!

#uofu #informatics #healthcare

Stephen Dart from @advancedmd  is presenting today in our @uudbmi  business seminar. Thank @Damian for twitting.
09/19/2019
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Stephen Dart from @advancedmd is presenting today in our @uudbmi business seminar. Thank @Damian for twitting.

Join us Oct. 3rd for our Grand Rounds Seminar. We will be hearing from Jessica S Ancker, MPH, PhD from Weill Medical Col...
09/19/2019

Join us Oct. 3rd for our Grand Rounds Seminar. We will be hearing from Jessica S Ancker, MPH, PhD from Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: HSEB 4100B, The Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, 4th floor, 26 South 2000 East

Lunch will be provided! RSVP here https://whoozin.com/X9H-TWC-RKXK-XF9X

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
09/18/2019
Magnesium interactions with a CX26 connexon in lipid bilayers

#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. Julio Facelli on his co-authored article "Magnesium interactions with a CX26 connexon in lipid bilayers" Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/2kJO2z1

Following our previous work, where we described the interaction of calcium with the Cx26 hemichannel, we further explore the same system by atomistic molecular dynamics simulations considering a...

The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) provides applied public health informatics training to fellows ...
09/17/2019
Application Information | Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program | CDC

The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) provides applied public health informatics training to fellows to apply computer science and information technology to public health problems. If you are interested check out the link below!

Applications are due Nov. 4th 2019.

https://t.co/VzrxDu973x

#publichealth #Informatics #uofu

The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) is a 2-year paid fellowship to apply information science and technology to the practice of public health.

Join us Thursday for the Business Seminar featuring Stephan Dart,  Vice President of Engineering! Stephan Dart will be p...
09/17/2019

Join us Thursday for the Business Seminar featuring Stephan Dart, Vice President of Engineering!

Stephan Dart will be presenting "How to bend the cost curve in healthcare." The presentation will focus on the harmonization of clinical and patient data and how that data can be used to change the trajectory of the electronic medical record world.

Link to the live broadcast: https://uen.webex.com/meet/uudbmiclass

Date: Thursday, Sept. 19th 2019
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Room 1016 at 421 Wakara Way.

#uofu #informatics #Healthcare

Dept. of Biomedical Informatics - The University of Utah School of Medicine
09/16/2019

Dept. of Biomedical Informatics - The University of Utah School of Medicine

How do you create a high-value healthcare ecosystem and eliminate barriers? In their recent chat, Janae Sharp & Kathleen...
09/16/2019
Healthcare Value Unbounded

How do you create a high-value healthcare ecosystem and eliminate barriers? In their recent chat, Janae Sharp & Kathleen Aller discussed the motivators and obstacles of industry-wide change. Thank you for the article InterSystems!

http://bit.ly/2mbG8ij

Creating a high-value conversation about Healthcare with Kathleen Aller at the Healthcare Leadership Conference by InterSystems. Kathleen Aller is on a mission to enable conversations between leade…

If you are interested in traveling to AMIA 2019 but need assistance with travel, check out the student travel awards! Th...
09/13/2019
Apply for the AMIA Trainee Travel Award | AMIA

If you are interested in traveling to AMIA 2019 but need assistance with travel, check out the student travel awards! The AMIA Lead Fund is sponsoring 8 new Trainee Travel Awards for #AMIA2019. Student members with accepted presentations who can demonstrate a need for assistance are eligible to receive $500 to help with meeting costs.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TODAY!

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The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute recently published a report on the tech sector. They found that Utah had the 2nd-hig...
09/13/2019
New report: Utah high-tech is a high-performance juggernaut

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute recently published a report on the tech sector. They found that Utah had the 2nd-highest 10-year tech industry job growth rate among all states and the 3rd-fastest total wage growth.

This is the place for tech jobs!

Read the report below!
http://bit.ly/2lOPX5i

A two-year study from the U.'s Kem C. Gardner Institute shows Utah's tech sector is growing at a nation-leading clip and has become the state's prime economic driver.

Kathy Sward, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatic...
09/12/2019
U Presidential Scholars named | @theU

Kathy Sward, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, has been named as one of four Presidential Scholars at the University of Utah, an award that honors extraordinary research and academic efforts of early to mid-career faculty. The award provides talented faculty with financial backing to support their scholarly, teaching and/or research initiatives.

The additional recipients are Anil Seth, associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Jorge Contreras, professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law; and Micah Drummond, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training in the College of Health.

“These scholars exemplify the high caliber work taking place at the University of Utah,” said Dan Reed, senior vice president for Academic Affairs. “They are outstanding scholars, educators and members of our faculty. We are delighted to honor them and fortunate to have them working at the U.”

Presidential scholars are selected annually, and recipients receive funding for three years. The program is made possible by a generous donor who is interested in fostering the success of mid-career faculty. Please join us in congratulating these scholars.

#uofu #Collaboration #Nursing
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