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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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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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Department of Biomedical Informatics In the News


Gene expression in African Americans, Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans reveals ancestry-specific patterns of genetic architecture

news outletNature
Publish DateMay 26, 2023

CU Department of Biomedical Informatics researchers helped explore ancestry-related differences in the genetic architecture of whole-blood gene expression using whole-genome and RNA sequencing data from 2,733 African Americans, Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans.

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Phenopacket-tools: Building and validating GA4GH Phenopackets

news outletPLOS ONE
Publish DateMay 25, 2023

The Phenopacket Schema developed by DBMI researchers is flexible and can represent clinical data for any kind of human disease including rare disease, complex disease, and cancer. It also allows consortia or databases to apply additional constraints to ensure uniform data collection for specific goals.

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30 Healthcare IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2023

news outletHealthTech
Publish DateMay 25, 2023

CT Lin, MD, a secondary professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, is among influencers and health IT leaders paving the way toward health equity and transforming healthcare’s approach to data.

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Perspectives of Patients About Immediate Access to Test Results Through an Online Patient Portal

news outletJAMA Network
Publish DateMay 03, 2023

CT Lin, a secondary faculty member for the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the CU School of Medicine, looks at the 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule that mandates the immediate electronic availability of test results to patients, as concerns remain about unintended effects of releasing abnormal test results to patients.

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