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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

Multi-omics in nasal epithelium reveals three axes of dysregulation for asthma risk in the African Diaspora populations

news outletNature
Publish DateMay 29, 2024

Faculty from the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine investigate asthma multi-omics in populations that are historically under-represented in genomics research but bear a disproportionate burden of the disease and disease severity.

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Mirage News

NSF Awards 3 Rising Researchers with Alan T. Waterman Honor

news outletMirage News
Publish DateApril 25, 2024

The 2024 recipients: Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, a biomedical engineer at Johns Hopkins University; Katrina G. Claw, a genetic scientist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Biomedical Informatics; and Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, an engineer working in robotics at Yale University, were recognized for their innovative approaches and leadership in their respective fields and for pushing the boundaries of science in truly novel ways.

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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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