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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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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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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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Department of Biomedical Informatics In the News

The Colorado Sun

For some people, their genes and their cancer drugs don’t mix. A Colorado center is trying to fix that.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateFebruary 29, 2024

DBMI chair Casey Greene, interim director of the Center for Personalized Medicine, said the center’s work, in addition to benefiting researchers and patients, has the potential to reduce health care spending by reducing hospitalizations and other medical care related to bad drug-gene interactions. “There’s not that many win-wins in the health care system where payers can pay less and patients can get better care,” Greene said. “This is actually a win-win.”

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Infectious Disease Special Edition

Diagnosing Pediatric Sepsis Regardless of Practice Setting Resources

news outletInfectious Disease Special Edition
Publish DateFebruary 27, 2024

Tell Bennet, MD, MS, professor of biomedical informatics, explains the data analysis required to help enable clinicians to diagnose sepsis in children. The members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Pediatric Sepsis Definitions Task Force wanted not only to update the criteria specifically for children but also to establish parameters that clinicians could use whether they practice in countries or areas with more or fewer resources, because sepsis is a major public health burden throughout the world.

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How bubonic plague rewired the human immune system

news outletBBC
Publish DateFebruary 21, 2024

Paul Norman, PhD, professor of biomedical informatics, explains how studying the bony labyrinth has helped yield new insights into who survived past plague outbreaks and why.

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Diagnostic criteria for pediatric sepsis updated for first time since 2005

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 09, 2024

“We leveraged a heavily data-driven approach in order to develop and validate these new criteria,” Tellen D.Bennett, MD, MS, a professor of biomedical informatics and pediatric critical care at the CU School of Medicine, said in a release.

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