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Research Cancer Genetics Data analysis

Could Creating a Genetic Risk Score Improve Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis?

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are hopeful new research could prevent up to 130,000 unneeded fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies of thyroid nodules and subsequent surgeries each year in the United States by better understanding the genetic risk associated with thyroid cancer.

Research    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Next Frontier: Ethical Use and Advancements in Healthcare AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) assistants are everywhere in health care.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date April 08, 2024
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Research    Cancer    Genetics    Data analysis

Could Creating a Genetic Risk Score Improve Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis?

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are hopeful new research could prevent up to 130,000 unneeded fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies of thyroid nodules and subsequent surgeries each year in the United States by better understanding the genetic risk associated with thyroid cancer.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date April 01, 2024
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Research    Data analysis

Why Share Data? Scientific Discovery Thrives on Collaboration

Programming can be a language of its own.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date March 26, 2024
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Research    Education    Awards    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

New Grant Funds Summer Institute for Junior Investigators to Focus on AI, Omics, and Ethics

Faculty members from the University of Colorado Department of Biomedical Informatics and Department of Medicine have received a $1.8 million, five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to offer summer institutes focused on the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in data sciences and omics of cardiovascular and lung diseases.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date March 19, 2024
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Research    Awards    Data and Health

CU Data Researchers Awarded Grant to Improve NIH Data Ecosystem

Biomedical informatics researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have received a five-year grant totaling $9.5 million from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance the Common Fund Data Ecosystem (CFDE), which was created to revolutionize data sharing, integration, and innovation across research communities.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date March 14, 2024
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Research    Diabetes    Data analysis

Can a Mother’s Type 1 Diabetes Reduce a Baby’s Chance of Developing the Condition?

Epidemiologist and researcher Randi K. Johnson, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of biomedical informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is diving into how maternal pregnancy factors impact the offspring’s risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) with the assistance of a $500,000 grant from JDRF Australia. The grant is supported by funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to JDRF Australia.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date February 12, 2024
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Press Releases   

Voting for U.S. News & World Report Hospitals Ranking

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is proud of our faculty's work that contributes to UCHealth's annual rankings on the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals. These rankings are important as many students, residents, faculty, and patients consider these rankings when deciding where to train, practice and receive care.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date February 01, 2024
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Research    DNA    Genetics

Archaic Human DNA Analysis Points to Modern Day Drug Metabolism

Studying the DNA of Neanderthals and Denisovans, two archaic species that lived 100,000 to 30,000 years ago, is helping genomics researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine develop a deeper understanding of pharmacogenes, which can explain how and why modern humans process substances like food, pollutants, and medications.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date January 23, 2024
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Patient Care    Pediatrics    Data analysis   

CU Researchers Unveil Modernized Criteria for Pediatric Sepsis and Septic Shock

An international research team led by Tell Bennett, MD, MS, professor of biomedical informatics and pediatric critical care at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, released new diagnostic criteria for sepsis in children this week, marking the first update to the pediatric sepsis definition in nearly two decades.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date January 21, 2024
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Research    Mental Health    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

What’s the Future of AI in Mental Health Care?

The human brain contains a lot of data.

“You often hear people say you only use 5 to 10% of the brain, but it’s not true,” says Joel Stoddard, MD, MAS, associate professor of psychiatry and secondary faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date January 16, 2024
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Research    Faculty

Harriet Dashnow, PhD, Joins DBMI Faculty to Research Rare Disease

This summer, Harriet Dashnow, PhD, will join the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In her new role as assistant professor, she’ll focus on computational method research, rare disease, and establish her own lab. 


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date January 09, 2024
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Research    Education    Community

CU Department of Biomedical Informatics Top Stories of 2023

This year marked the one-year anniversary of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and along with that celebration came many more, ranging from crucial research to exciting new grant announcements.

As 2023 comes to an end, join the communications staff in revisiting some of the most important stories from the year and looking to what’s next for DBMI faculty and researchers.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date December 15, 2023
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Research    Skin Cancer    Cancer

How a Cell Meant to Fight Skin Cancer Might Actually Be Protecting It

Approximately 1,300 new cases of melanoma are detected in Colorado alone each year, and while immunotherapies have revolutionized treatment for skin cancer, nearly half of patients do not respond to them.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date December 05, 2023
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Research    Rheumatoid Arthritis   

Interdisciplinary Research Could Lead to New Targeted Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis 

New research led by University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty members Fan Zhang, PhD, and Anna Helena Jonsson, MD, PhD, may lead to new targeted treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that causes joint inflammation and destruction. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 08, 2023
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Research    Drug Development    Microbiology

What is Cell Painting?

Computational cell biologist Michael Lippincott, a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, spends his days studying cells, how they approach death, and then how they die.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date November 08, 2023
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Education    Diversity

Grant Helps Pave Pathway for Diversifying Network of Genomic Scientists

When Shane Ridoux and Emily Aaron graduated from college with math degrees, neither had genomics as a future career option on their radar. Now, after two months into a new graduate degree program partnership between the University of Colorado Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and the CU Denver Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, the two say they’re excited about joining the burgeoning field.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date October 29, 2023
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Research    Awards

CU Data Scientists Awarded Grants to Further Orthopedics Research

Four research projects with a combined orthopedic and biomedical informatics focus have been awarded grant funds totaling $200,000 in the newly formed Dyads Pilot Award competition.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date October 26, 2023
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Education    Community    CU Medicine Today   

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Health Care

In nearly every corner of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – in clinics, in classrooms, in offices, and in laboratories – faculty members and students are thinking about the power artificial intelligence, or AI, holds in health care, from finding treatments for rare diseases to developing machine learning standards to helping ophthalmologists assess patients.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date October 25, 2023
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Research    Diabetes

Building the Framework for Precision Medicine in Diabetes Prevention and Care

A newly-released consensus report authored by more than 200 academic experts from around the world, including three health researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, points to exciting opportunities in precision medicine in diabetes prevention and care.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date October 05, 2023
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Research    Data analysis

How Software Gardening Can Benefit Researchers

While software development has long been compared to the craft of carpentry due to the need for a sturdy foundation and clear instructions, many in the field say garden analogies offer a way to address gaps and enhance practices.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date September 28, 2023
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Research    DNA    Genetics

Why Do Zebrafish Make Model Organisms in Scientific Research?

At first glance, there don’t seem to be many similarities between humans and zebrafish, but the small freshwater minnows native to southeastern Asia have quickly become a favorite model organism in scientific research, allowing researchers to study human health, rare diseases, and treatment options.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date September 26, 2023
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DNA    Genetics    Data analysis

What is Genomics?

Genes are at the center of nearly every human disease and symptom, and until the past few decades, medical researchers had a much narrower interpretation of the human body’s entire genetic makeup, also called the genome.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date August 30, 2023
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Research    Awareness    Climate Science

Summer Heat Gives Rise to Algal Blooms and Health Concerns

Hot summer days and a large body of water might sound like a recipe for relief when temperatures soar, but the same conditions can make lakes, ponds, and inland swim beaches the ideal place for harmful algal bloom (HAB) events to flourish.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date August 21, 2023
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Research    Data analysis

CU Data Researchers Connect Diet to Changes in the Microbiome

“Should I be taking a probiotic?” is a question that Maggie Stanislawski, PhD, assistant professor in the University of Colorado Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), gets asked often.  


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date August 17, 2023
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Research    Data analysis

NCI National Cancer Plan: Maximize Data Utility 

At the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE), cancer center members are creating an interactive data platform to give researchers information on Colorado’s demographics, cancer burden, risk factors and health behaviors, environmental factors, and access to care across the cancer continuum.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 04, 2023
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Patient Care    Community   

More Than 200 CU Faculty Members Recognized as 5280 Magazine Top Doctors for 2023

Denver-area magazine 5280 released its list of top doctors for 2023, and CU School of Medicine faculty members continue to be ranked among the best. Congratulations to the more than 200 CU School of Medicine faculty members honored with the title "Top Doctor."


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date July 31, 2023
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Research    Advancement    Data analysis

Altitude Research Reaches New Heights

Anybody who has ever experienced altitude sickness, even the mildest form known as acute mountain sickness, knows how debilitating it can be. Symptoms, which include lightheadedness, nausea, fatigue, and headache, most often occur at altitudes above 8,000 feet.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 25, 2023
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Research    Genetics

How Trustworthy is Your Dog’s DNA Test?

Lila is a registered purebred beagle, but depending on what company does her DNA testing, she might be part rottweiler, part American foxhound, or not a beagle at all.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 18, 2023
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Research    Rheumatoid Arthritis    Data analysis

CU Data Scientist Receives Funds to Study Precision Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

With no cure or widely successful therapeutic options for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Fan Zhang, PhD, is looking to computational machine learning to identify new target treatments.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 12, 2023
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Research    Advancement    Genetics

A Taste of the Future: CU Researcher Links Genetics with Dietary Intake

For geneticist Joanne Cole, PhD, food is life. Her love goes beyond trying a new recipe and seeking out new restaurants it’s also in her work in the University of Colorado Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), identifying the connection between genetics and nutrition.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 09, 2023
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Equity Diversity and Inclusion    Conferences

Increasing Accessibility for Parents, Caregivers at Data Conferences

Casey Greene, PhD, has a lot of tips for fellow scientists traveling with young children to conferences: invest in a good backpack over a diaper bag, always ask the hotel for a crib, and schedule the flight with a connection – it’ll give you time to change a diaper and feed.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date June 27, 2023
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Research    Clinical Informatics

Leveraging Patient Identity Management Systems to Improve Global Health

Being able to follow a patient’s progression through a health system is an important factor for care in any nation, but it can be more difficult in developing countries that face greater technological and data-related challenges.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date June 05, 2023
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Research    Diversity    Genetics

CU Researchers Weave Deeper Understanding of Diverse Ancestry and Gene Expression

Exploring diverse ancestry is a critical factor in furthering medical research.  

A new study published in Nature Genetics from researchers in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in partnership with the University of California San Francisco and Stanford University, is the largest of its kind that focuses on ancestry correlations with biomedical traits and the first study to examine the role of genetic variants across diverse ancestries in regulating gene expression.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date May 25, 2023
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Research    rare disease

CU Data Scientists Develop Rare Disease Phenopacket Standard, Tools For Global Use

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have reached a major milestone in developing standards and tools for creating phenopackets that may foster more innovation and advancement in the medical field by allowing health professionals to more easily collect and share data.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date May 17, 2023
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Research    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    Data analysis

Researchers Amplify Diverse Sourcing in Science Journalism

Following an analysis of more than 20,000 articles by researchers in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a major science publication is implementing new policies to improve the diversity of its sources.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date April 05, 2023
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Research    rare disease

Rare Disease Day Event Explores Possibility of Regional Hub on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus celebrated the global Rare Disease Day on February 28 with an event that highlighted the campus' strengths in diagnosing and treating rare diseases and explored a vision for creating a regional rare disease hub.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 01, 2023
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Research    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI-Assisted Authoring Tool Offers Timesaving and Transparency

As the world explores the new possibilities and uses of artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT, researchers at the University of Colorado Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) are integrating similar models into academic authoring.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date February 22, 2023
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Research    Health equity    Clinical Informatics    Clinical decision support (CDS)

AI-Powered Tool Uses Hospital Nursing Notes to Save Lives

For years, David Albers, PhD, associate professor of biomedical informatics at University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been haunted by a friend’s death. It was long before Albers contemplated a career in health care, when he was an undergrad studying physics and taking music lessons in his spare time from accomplished jazz musician Tony Williams.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date January 31, 2023
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Research    Students    Obesity

Gene Expression Study Reveals New Molecular Associations with Obesity

New research from the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has identified 45 genes whose gene expression is associated with body mass index (BMI), many of which have not been explored in obesity research before, after conducting a study using a multiethnic cohort.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date January 18, 2023
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Research    Community    COVID-19

How CU Data Scientists Are Debunking COVID-19 Misinformation

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine spearheaded an innovative method to synthesize and compile accurate information about COVID-19 since the onset of the global pandemic in 2020.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date January 12, 2023
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Research    Blood    Child & Adolescent    Student and Alumni    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

New Tool Provides Global Standard for Pediatric Blood Pressure Assessment

Using data from studies published in the medical literature over a 40-year time span, Peter DeWitt, PhD, a University of Colorado School of Medicine data scientist in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), has developed an automated algorithm to address gaps in children’s blood pressure percentiles, providing a way to directly compare blood pressure measurements for children of the same age, sex, and height.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date December 12, 2022
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Research    Innovation    Faculty    Medical imaging

Novel Technology Designed to Increase MRI Speeds

Nicholas Dwork, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has filed a provisional patent for a technology that could increase scan speeds of three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The invention could lead to faster results, increase the clinical applications of MRIs, and ultimately improve patient care.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date December 05, 2022
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Research    Awards

CU Faculty Awarded $1.05 Million to Identify Family Relationships Using Electronic Health Data

Toan Ong, PhD, associate professor of biomedical informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been approved for a $1.05 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for a project that will improve methods of conducting research using electronic health records (EHRs).


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date November 28, 2022
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Research    Community    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

CU Professor Draws on Indigenous Roots in Approach to Research and Mentoring

From the University of Colorado Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) offices on the top floor of the Anschutz Health Sciences Building, one sees sweeping views of Denver and the Rocky Mountains. DBMI Assistant Professor Katrina Claw, PhD, sees the lands that Native American tribes have called their home.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date November 21, 2022
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Community    Faculty    Diversity    Health equity    Social Justice

Breaking Barriers and Creating Opportunities for Underrepresented People in Data Science

Janani Ravi, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, didn’t intend to challenge the status quo when she began her career in data science. But after several years of working diligently on her research in computational biology as a graduate student at Virginia Tech, as a postdoc at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and then as an independent researcher/faculty member at Michigan State University (MSU), she began to see a pattern emerge, particularly on the conference circuit.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date November 11, 2022
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Research    COVID-19    Faculty    Public Health

How a COVID-19 Mortality Prediction Model Created by CU Data Scientists Could Provide Insights for the Next Pandemic

Overflowing intensive care units. A shortage of personal protective equipment. A scramble for hospital beds and ventilators. Health care workers pushed to the brink. The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare many well-documented vulnerabilities of health care systems. The need for accurate and early clinical assessment of severity related to COVID-19 was vital to developing crisis standards of care to meet the growing pandemic. These standards of care are informed by mortality prediction models, which assess the risk of imminent death in patients.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date September 22, 2022
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Press Releases   

CU Anschutz Researchers Part of National Effort to Rapidly Boost AI in Medical Research

The National Institutes of Health will invest $130 million over four years, pending the availability of funds, to accelerate the widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) by the biomedical and behavioral research communities.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date September 13, 2022
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Research   

What Is Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare?

Casey Greene, PhD, chair of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s  Department of Biomedical Informatics, is working toward a future of “serendipity” in healthcare – using artificial intelligence (AI) to help doctors receive the right information at the right time to make the best decision for a patient. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date September 12, 2022
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COVID-19   

Data scientists in the spotlight

Melissa Haendel, PhD, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and her team of data scientists have been working at a lightning-fast pace for two years, unlocking some of the mysteries of long COVID. Not only have they been instrumental in the development of the largest national, publicly available HIPAA-limited dataset in U.S. history – the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) – but their research using the data is making headlines and getting the attention of the White House.


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date July 20, 2022
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Research    Thyroid Cancer   

AI Can Recognize Thyroid Nodules That Are Very Unlikely To Be Cancerous 

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to reduce the number of biopsies of benign thyroid nodules, according to new research from University of Colorado Cancer Center member Nikita Pozdeyev, MD. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 08, 2022
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Research    Press Releases    Education    Clinical Research    CU Medicine Today   

Department of Biomedical Informatics Launches to Advance Patient Care Using Data-Driven Discovery

Connecting basic science and medicine with clinical and translational scientists, the University of Colorado School of Medicine is introducing the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) to enhance clinical care through integrated computational technology, laboratory investigations, and artificial intelligence (AI).


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date July 06, 2022
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Innovation    Press Releases    Health Sciences   

Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD, Named Chief of Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology

Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD, has been named chief of the new Division of Artificial Medical Intelligence in Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine. In her new role, Kalpathy-Cramer will translate novel artificial intelligence (AI) methods into effective patient care practices at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date March 17, 2022
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Press Releases    COVID-19   

Nationwide study of 'Long COVID' to launch at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has invested nearly $470 million to build a national study population of diverse research volunteers and support large-scale studies on the long-term effects of COVID-19. The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) is playing a major role in the initiative called REsearching COVID to Enhance Recovery or RECOVER.


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date February 07, 2022
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Research    Press Releases   

Melissa A. Haendel joins CU Anschutz as Chief Research Informatics Officer

Melissa A. Haendel, PhD, has been named Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, a newly created position responsible for transforming the campus use of information and information systems to accelerate biomedical discoveries, streamline health system operations, and continuously improve patient care. 


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date March 04, 2021
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Press Releases    Community   

Casey Greene Named Director of New Center for Health Artificial Intelligence

Casey Greene, PhD, has been named director of the new Center for Health Artificial Intelligence at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he will lead the creation of a center building communities that use sophisticated data analysis methods to advance research and improve clinical practice on the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date October 20, 2020
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Innovation   

AI Offers Real-World Benefits to Healthcare

In contrast to the science fiction portrayal of evil computers plotting to overthrow humankind, artificial intelligence (AI) in fact seems poised to help improve human health in a multitude of ways, including flagging suspicious moles for dermatologist follow-up, monitoring blood volume in military field personnel and tracking flu outbreaks via Twitter.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 03, 2019
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Education   

How will artificial intelligence affect health care?

The explosion of big data promises potential breakthroughs in disease treatments, but, just as in the development of new drugs, scientists and clinicians must exercise caution in how they apply algorithms and other technologies, according to a CU Anschutz panel of experts.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 21, 2019
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Campus Life   

390,000 square feet of possibilities

Campus and The Anschutz Foundation leaders, shovels in hand, on Wednesday turned ground on which the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus takes another bold step toward revolutionizing health care for the region and the world.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 31, 2019
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Department of Biomedical Informatics In the News

News Medical

Understanding the genetics behind thyroid cancer to prevent unnecessary invasive treatments

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

Through an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Nikita Pozdeyev, MD, assistant professor of biomedical informatics, Chris Gignoux, PhD, professor of biomedical informatics, and Bryan Haugen, MD, professor of medicine and head of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes, will study new strategies that could pave the way for personalized management of thyroid nodules, inform future mechanistic studies of thyroid cancer, and lead to a clinical trial of an ultrasound and genetic thyroid nodule classifier.

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OPENPediatrics

New Phoenix Pediatric Sepsis Criteria by L. Schlapbach et al | OPENPediatrics

news outletOPENPediatrics
Publish DateMarch 29, 2024

In this World Shared Practice Forum Podcast, authors of the newly released publication, International Consensus Criteria for Pediatric Sepsis and Septic Shock, review their research and findings for treating and caring for children with sepsis and septic shock. The group, including DBMI professor Tell Bennett, MD, discuss how using the novel Phoenix Sepsis Score guided the development of this new globally applicable research model.

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Earth.com

Uncovering the truth: The reality behind canine DNA testing

news outletEarth.com
Publish DateMarch 15, 2024

In the world of pet care, DNA tests are increasingly used to trace our pets’ ancestry. However, a University of Colorado study led by DBMI founding chair Casey Greene, PhD, and Halie Rando, PhD, has revealed significant inaccuracies in canine DNA testing. This raises concerns among dog owners about the reliability of these tests.

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Nature

11 reasons why we’ve stayed in academia

news outletNature
Publish DateMarch 12, 2024

Katrina Claw, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical informatics, is one of 11 researchers in a career feature in Nature on March 12 explaining what motivates their academic lives. “My dad was a heavy-equipment operator for more than 40 years, and in our tribe’s traditional ceremonies, he always prayed for me to have a job in which I would stay clean all day and have an office,” Katrina says. “I not only have an office with views of the Rocky Mountains, I also have a laboratory full of pristine equipment and lead a successful research programme that trains students and collaborates with Native American communities on pharmacogenomics and the cultural, ethical, legal and social implications of genomics research.”

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