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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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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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Department of Biomedical Informatics In the News

Nature

How to stay social

news outletNature
Publish DateJanuary 12, 2023

Says Casey Greene (@GreeneScientist), who has mainly been active on Twitter, he too spots research on Twitter he would otherwise miss. At the University of Colorado School of Medicine, he is chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the founding director of the Center for Health AI. He likes how Twitter lowers the barrier to entry for important conversations. 

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The Conversation

AI and the future of work: 5 experts on what ChatGPT, DALL-E and other AI tools mean for artists and knowledge workers

news outletThe Conversation
Publish DateJanuary 11, 2023

The Conversation asked five artificial intelligence researchers to discuss how large language models are likely to affect artists and knowledge workers. And, as our experts noted, the technology is far from perfect, which raises a host of issues – from misinformation to plagiarism – that affect human workers.

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Nature

The reproducibility issues that haunt health-care AI

news outletNature
Publish DateJanuary 09, 2023

Each day, around 350 people in the United States die from lung cancer. Many of those deaths could be prevented by screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans. But scanning millions of people would produce millions of images, and there aren’t enough radiologists to do the work. Even if there were, specialists regularly disagree about whether images show cancer or not. 

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GenomeWeb

Genomic Medicine Adoption May be Hindered by Shortcomings in ICD-10 Coding

news outletGenomeWeb
Publish DateDecember 22, 2022

The International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision (ICD-10) and its predecessors have been essential code sets in medical records for decades, but geneticists, medical informaticians, and coders alike are finding the current system to be wholly inadequate for the age of precision medicine.

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