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NLM Board of Regents

September 14, 2021 Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM board of Regents

May 11, 2021 Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Regents

February 9, 2021 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Scientific Counselors

October 15, 2020 Time: 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM EST | Videocast


VIDEOCAST FOR DAY 1 - OCTOBER 15 2020: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=38371 VIDEOCAST FOR DAY 2 - OCTOBER 16 2020: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=38373


NLM Board of Regents

September 15, 2020 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Regents

May 12, 2020 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Scientific Counselors

April 23, 2020 Time: 9:00am | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Scientific Counselors is the review body for NLM research. The Board meets twice a year, in April and September.


NLM Board of Regents

February 4, 2020 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Scientific Counselors

November 12, 2019 Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Scientific Counselors is the review body for LHNCBC research. 


NLM Board of Regents

September 10, 2019 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Regents

May 14, 2019 Time: 9:00am - 12:00am | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Scientific Counselors

April 4, 2019 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors is the review body for LHNCBC research. The Board meets twice a year, in April and September.


NLM Board of Regents

February 12, 2019 Time: 9:00am - 12:00am | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Regents

September 25, 2018 Time: 9:00am - 12:00am | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Scientific Counselors

September 6, 2018 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | Donald A.B. Lindberg Board Room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors is the review body for LHNCBC research. The Board meets twice a year, in April and September.

 


NLM Board of Regents

May 8, 2018 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Scientific Counselors

April 5, 2018 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | Donald A.B. Lindber Board Room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors is the review body for LHNCBC research. The Board meets twice a year, in April and September.

 


NLM Board of Regents

February 13, 2018 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NNLM Resource Picks Webinar - Genetics Home Reference

January 31, 2018 Time: 12:00pm | WEBINAR, registration required


Join us for the January NNLM Resource Picks Webinar!

Title: Genetics Home Reference

Presenter: Stephanie Morrison, MPH, from the National Library of Medicine

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 31st  at 12 PM PT/ 1 PM MT/ 2 PM CT / 3 PM ET

Summary: Join us for an introduction and exploration of Genetics Home Reference presented by Stephanie Morrison, MPH.

Stephanie is the Team Coordinator for Genetics Home Reference at the National Library of...


NLM Board of Regents

September 12, 2017 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

September 7, 2017 Time: 9:00am - 11:30am | Building 38, Lindberg Room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors is the review body for LHNCBC research. The Board meets twice a year, in April and September.


NLM Board of Regents

May 9, 2017 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

April 6, 2017 Time: 9:00am - 11:30am | 38/ Lindberg Room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors is the review body for LHNCBC research. The Board meets twice a year, in April and September.


NLM Board of Regents

February 7, 2017 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


AMIA Booth Schedule

November 13, 2016 Time: 5:00pm - 5:25pm | AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium


Sunday, November 13        

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NLM Presentations Schedule for 2016 AMIA Annual Symposium

November 12, 2016 Time: 8:30am - 10:30am |


Saturday, November 12

8:30 am - 4:30 pm 2013 WG03: Natural Language Processing Working Group Pre-Symposium: Graduate Student Consortium and 2013Hackathon2013 NLP WG pre-symposium 2016: Graduate Student Consortium and 2013Hackathon2013 Sivaram Arabandi, Dina Demner-Fushman, Hongfang Liu, Stephane Meystre, Jon Patrick, Guergana Savova, Ozlem Uzuner, Kavishwar Wagholikar, Chunhua Weng, Hua Xu, Rong Xu, Pierre Zweigenbaum Abstract: The application of Natural Language Processing (NLP)...


NLM Board of Regents

September 14, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Regents

September 13, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

September 8, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 11:30am | Building 38, Lindberg Room


BuildingThe LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors is the review body for LHNCBC research. The Board meets twice a year, in April and September.


NLM Board of Regents

May 3, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

April 7, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 11:30am | Donald A.B. Lindberg Room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors is the review body for LHNCBC research. The Board meets twice a year, in April and September.


NLM Board of Regents

February 9, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm | NLM Lindberg Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


LHNCBC Schedule for AMIA Symposium

November 14, 2015 Time: 11:00am - 11:30am | San Francisco, CA


Schedule of NLM presentations at American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) symposium.


NLM Board of Regents

September 16, 2015 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm | NLM Board Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

September 10, 2015 Time: 9:00am - 11:00am | Building 38, Board of Regents Room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors is the review body for LHNCBC research. The Board meets ttwice a year, in April and September.


NLM Board of Regents

May 12, 2015 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm | NLM Board Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

April 9, 2015 Time: 9:00am - 11:00am | Building 38, Board of Regents Room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors is the review body for LHNCBC research. The Board meets twice a year, in April and September.


NLM Board of Regents

February 10, 2015 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm |


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

September 18, 2014 Time: 9:00am - 11:00am | Building 38, Board of Regents Room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting is September 18-19, 2014 at the US National Library of Medicine. Open portions of the meeting are Thursday, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and Friday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Seating is limited and first come, first seated.


NLM Board of Regents

September 9, 2014 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm |


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


NLM Board of Regents

May 13, 2014 Time: 9:00pm - 4:00pm |


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

April 10, 2014 Time: 9:00am - 11:00am | Building 38, Board of Regents room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting is April 10-11, 2014 at the US National Library of Medicine. Open portions of the meeting are Thursday, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and Friday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Seating is limited and first come, first seated.


NLM Board of Regents

February 11, 2014 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm |


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM Director, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library, and is the final review body for NLM grants. The Board meets three times a year 2013 in February, May, and...


AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium

November 16, 2013 Time: (All day) | Washington, DC


November 16-20, 2013


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

September 12, 2013 Time: 9:00am - 11:30am | Building 38, Board of Regents room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting is September 12-13, 2013 at the US National Library of Medicine. Open portions of the meeting are Thursday, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and Friday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Seating is limited and first come, first seated.


NLM Board of Regents

September 10, 2013 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm |


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary, HHS; Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, NIH; and the Director, NLM, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library and is the final review body for NLM's extramural grant program. The Board meets three times a year in February, May and September.


NLM Informatics Lecture Series: When the Entire Country is a Cohort: Collecting and Analyzing Big Data

June 11, 2013 Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm | NIH Lister Hill Center Auditorium (bldg 38A)


Henrik Toft S2013rensen, DrMedSci, PhD, is the Head of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Denmark's Aarhus University Hospital.  He has been working for more than ten years with 2013Big Data2013 that encompasses clinical records, administrative bases, and registries from a whole country. His main research interests are:

Determinants of long-term prognosis for chronic disease, in particular the prognostic impact of the interaction between multiple chronic diseases,...
NLM Board of Regents

May 21, 2013 Time: 9:00am | Building 38, Board of Regents Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary, HHS; Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, NIH; and the Director, NLM, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library and is the final review body for NLM's extramural grant program. The Board meets three times a year in February, May and September.


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

April 11, 2013 Time: 9:00am - 11:00am | Building 38, Board of Regents room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting is April 11-12, 2013 at the US National Library of Medicine. Open portions of the meeting are Thursday, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and Friday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Seating is limited and first come, first seated.


NLM Board of Regents

February 5, 2013 Time: 7:52am - 4:00pm | Building 38, Board of Regents Room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary, HHS; Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, NIH; and the Director, NLM, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library and is the final review body for NLM's extramural grant program. The Board meets three times a year in February, May and September.


Social Media Expo

January 8, 2013 Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm | Building 38A, Lister Hill Center Auditorium


NIH and Social Media: You2013ve Got Connections!

Use of social media in the workplace is exploding. NIH social media policies provide guidance for effectively communicating with various communities. How do you match these media to strategic needs? Come learn from the experts how you can use social media tools such as Twitter, YouTube, Yammer, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.

From 11:00-12:30pm NIH staff and commercial vendors will provide information and demonstrations on effective...


AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium

November 3, 2012 Time: (All day) | Chicago, IL


The AMIA Annual Symposium is the world2013s premier scientific meeting for biomedical and health informatics, which is the field devoted to the science of using information to improve individual health, health care, public health, and biomedical research. The meeting, however, features more than scientific presentations. It also includes sessions on policy issues, new trends, and other important happenings with thought leaders and others in the field. During the meeting, there are many...


NLM Board of Regents Meeting

September 12, 2012 Time: (All day) | Building 38, Board of Regents room


The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary, HHS; Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, NIH; and the Director, NLM, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library and is the final review body for NLM's extramural grant program. The Board meets three times a year in February, May and September.


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

September 6, 2012 Time: 10:00am - 11:30am | Building 38, Board of Regents room


Program for review: Semantic Knowledge Representation Project: Advanced Information Management for Biomedical Research

The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting is September 6-7, 2012 at the US National Library of Medicine. Open portions of the meeting are Thursday, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and Friday, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Seating is limited and first come, first seated.


NLM Board of Regents Meeting

May 8, 2012 Time: (All day) | Building 38, Board of Regents room


May 8-9, 2012

The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary, HHS; Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, NIH; and the Director, NLM, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library and is the final review body for NLM's extramural grant program. The Board meets three times a year in February, May and September.

 


Workshop on Natural Language Processing sponsored by NIH

April 23, 2012 Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm | 38A, Lister Hill Center Auditorium


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) invites you to attend a workshop on 2013Natural Language Processing: State of the Art, Future Directions and Applications for Enhancing Clinical Decision-Making,2013 which will be held over two full days, April 23-24, 2012 at Lister Hill Auditorium on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD.

The goals of the workshop are twofold: (1) articulate the current state of the art and...


LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors

April 5, 2012 Time: 9:00am - 11:30am | 38, Board Room


The LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting is April 5-6, 2012 at the US National Library of Medicine. Open portions of the meeting are Thursday, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and Friday, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Seating is limited and first come, first seated.


Ben Shneiderman

February 1, 2012 Time: 4:00pm | 1146 A.V. Williams Building, University of Maryland, College Park


Effective medical care depends on well-designed user interfaces that enable users to benefit from the increasing abundance of information that supports decision making. Novel strategies in information visualization allow clinicians and medical researchers to explore in systematic yet flexible ways, so as to derive insights and make discoveries.

This talk begins with commercial success stories such as www.spotfire.com, www.smartmoney.com/marketmap and www.hivegroup.com and explores...


NLM Informatics Lecture Series: Design of a Phone-Based Clinical Decision Support System for Resource-Limited Settings

November 29, 2011 Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm | Building 38, Board of Regents Room


Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) can improve the quality of health care offered to patients in resource-limited settings. While previous work has shown that these types of systems improve clinician compliance with care guidelines in these settings, access to CDSS at the point of care is limited. Moreover, even when CDSS are available, compliance rates remain low.

This talk will describe a multi-method approach used to document the types of failures that can affect CDSS...


Resilient Systems Part Two: Highly Available Services Under Linux and VMware

November 22, 2011Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm | 38A, 7th Floor Conference Room


In the age of open source everything and 99.99% uptime guarantees, highly-available fault-tolerant system architectures have become essential. Thanks to free operating systems and open source software, enterprise-grade fault-tolerant systems can now be built for the cost of bare metal.

This is the second talk in a two-part series on tools and implementation scenarios for building resilient systems that can sustain multiple failures without downtime, focusing specifically on cluster...


Clinical Decision Support: What is it? Why is it so hard? What can we do about it?

March 2, 2011 Time: (All day) |


Clinical decision support (CDS), 'providing clinicians or patients with clinical knowledge and patient-specific information, intelligently filtered and presented at appropriate times, to enhance patient care', is key to achieving our national goals for improvement in healthcare quality and safety, while reducing its costs. We have been working to understand the barriers and facilitators to implementing CDS within healthcare organizations. We have developed a Rapid Assessment Process, a...


De-identifying Medical Records with MIST (MITRE Identification Scrubber Toolkit)

October 13, 201 Time: (All day) |


De-identification of the narrative portions of medical records has taken on increasing importance to enable researchers, particularly in translational medicine, to mine the rich data in the narrative portions of medical records while preventing disclosure of personal health identifiers (PHI). This talk describes MIST, MITRE's machine-learning based de-identification toolkit. The MIST toolkit makes possible the rapid tailoring of automated de-identification to particular document types...


Disaster Informatics: Lessons from a Field Hospital in Haiti

May 13, 2010 Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm |


Larry A. Nathanson, M.D., is Director of Emergency Medicine Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He is a practicing emergency physician and an NLM-fellowship trained medical informaticist. Following the devastating earthquake, he deployed to a field hospital in Haiti to assist in the relief efforts. While there he designed and implemented a multilingual smartphone application that provided centralized patient...


Pharmocogenetics, Clinical Avatars and Predictions of Personalized Medicine

November 4, 2009 Time: (All day) |


Dr. Tonellato presents a general approach, mathematical model and computational method to predict clinical efficacy of genetic discoveries using 'clinical avatars' to conduct simulations of the effect of genotypes on risk, diagnosis and treatment. Clinical avatars are individual medical data records produced from a stochastic model and statistical parameters developed to reflect actual patient populations. The approach is used to detect differences between predictions of two warfarin...


BioDiamond: Search Beyond Ontology

September 3, 2009 Time (All day) |


This team presentation and software demonstration will describe the BioDiamond vision, a transformational approach to the problem of searching multimodal data originating from basic science, epidemiology, clinical trials, and patient care. Research today is severely hampered because only a tiny fraction of new and existing data such as X-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, EKGs, pathology slides, and reports can be searched effectively. Access is limited to the tip of the data iceberg, whether...


Generating Useful Images for Medical Applications from the Korean Visible Human

July 23, 2009 Time: (All day) |


Dr. Chung will present the Korean Visible Human and its application in various medical settings. Dr. Chung directed the development of the Korean Visible Human, comprised of serially sectioned images of the entire human body. From this, more than 700 structures in the sectioned images were outlined and volume- and surface-reconstructed to create 3D models. The Korean Visible Human data, distributed worldwide, encouraged researchers to develop virtual dissection, virtual endoscopy, and...


Physicians and The Internet: Touching Lives In The Digital Age

May 19, 2009 Time: (All day) |


In this presentation, Dr. Jones will describe the numerous ways in which physicians are interacting with patients online, contributing to content development, and helping to guide healthcare decision-making. Examples of misguided online patient tools and programs will be used to illustrate the importance of professional oversight in the development of Health 2.0 websites. Dr. Jones will also discuss social media trends, and how they might impact healthcare in the future. Dr. Val Jones...


Computers versus Common Sense

May 4, 2009 Time: (All day) |


What is the promise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Medicine? The Cyc Knowledge Server is a large, multi-contextual knowledge base and inference engine developed by Cycorp to construct a foundation of basic 'common sense' knowledge.

Clinical researchers at Cleveland Clinic are using Cyc to cope with massive amounts of patient data, to more directly ask cohort-level queries, and for other purposes. This presentation will discuss the evolution of AI work and will project a...


Computer-based Decision Support in the Emergency Department

March 4, 2009 Time: (All day) |


The Emergency Department is an information-intensive environment that can benefit from improved information management. This presentation will discuss how an integrated information system infrastructure can support providers to deliver high-quality patient care, optimize operational activities, and facilitate clinical and informatics research studies in the Emergency Department. Dominik Aronsky, M.D., Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Emergency Medicine at...


I Thought Neuroanatomy was Difficult: Development of New Computer-Based Methods for Learning the Anatomy of the Brain

November 5, 2008 Time: (All day) |


Neuroanatomy has a long-held reputation as a difficult discipline to master. Such a challenging process of learning appears to be characteristic of anatomical disciplines in which the primary method for viewing structures is through sectional imagery (e.g., microscope slides and MRI images).

My work is premised on the belief that new interactive computer-based methods can make learning neuroanatomy far more efficient. These methods can streamline education in biomedicine and make...


Using Evidence to Inform Healthcare Policy and Practice: An Overview of the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and Its Assessments of Comparative Effectiveness

September 25, 2008 Time: (All day) |


Dr. Kalipso Chalkidou is the Acting Director for Policy Consulting of NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), responsible for managing and developing consulting services for international clients drawing on the Institute's experience of using evidence to inform health policy and practice. Prior to this, Dr. Chalkidou was the Associate Director of Research and Development at NICE. Between 2007 and 2008, she spent a year in the US as a Harkness fellow in health policy...


7 Years and 150,00 Patients Later: Health Information Technology With Patients at the Center

May 12, 2008 Time: 12:00pm |


Group Health Cooperative of Washington State, a $2.5 billion non-profit health system, implemented its electronic medical record as one owned by patients and physicians together, and currently operates one of the largest personal health record systems in the world. Patient access to the system was established at the beginning of the rollout in 2003, and is tightly integrated into the operations of the Statewide delivery system, via secure e-mail, online test results, parental access, and...


ePrescribing, EHRs, and HIE: Why Physicians Are Holding Back?

April 28, 2008 Time: (All day) |


This presentation analyzes three current eHealth offerings for the ambulatory environment. At first blush, ePrescribing, electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE) have enormous appeal to patients, payers, employers, and physicians. In spite of this apparent attractiveness, physician adoption has been hesitant; and where adopted, applications have rarely been used as hoped for (to further quality and cost savings). This presentation proposes an explanation...


Reality for Anatomic Education and Surgical Planning

April 9, 2008 Time: (All day) |


Virtual reality has been variably defined and surgical education remains somewhat ambiguous in the community at large despite a number of careful studies. This talk will explore features of these domains, offer some definitions to provide context, and describe work in the cognitive aspects of anatomic learning using high performance stereoscopic visualization and communication systems. Specifically, we'll look at studies in teaching anatomy to undergraduates, medical students, and...


Does Online Access to Electronic Health Information Improve Utilization and Quality Outcomes?

January 22, 2008 Time: (All day) |


For 5 years, the Portland VA Medical Center has been the site of a novel pilot project (My HealtheVet Pilot) that provides veterans with Internet access to key portions of the electronic medical record including vital signs, progress notes, prescriptions, test results, and wellness reminders. This lecture will present data on the demographics, utilization, and quality outcomes of veterans who signed up for the program.

David M. Douglas, M.D. is the Chief Information Officer at the...


Clinical Software Development: What's New, What's Next?

December 7, 2007 Time: (All day) |


Advances in software architecture and development are seldom based on new ideas as much as on recognizing the potential of new applications of old ideas. William Gibson's observation that 'The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed,' is especially apropos to software. This presentation will illustrate the validity of this proposition with examples from the past and suggest some 'old' ideas that are shaping the future.

Dr. McCoy is a nationally recognized expert...


Improving Public Health Grey Literature Access for the Public Health Workforce

November 5, 2007 Time: (All day) |


The Improving Public Health Grey Literature Access for the Public Health Workforce project aims to provide improved access to relevant public health grey literature reports. We are building a web-based system that collects relevant reports on chronic diseases, then filters, evaluates, and processes them with Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to produce informative model summaries. We then provide a search capability that enables practitioners to search using naturally-phrased...


ConText: An Algorithm for Identifying Contextual Features from Clinical Text

October 22, 2007 Time: (All day) |


Applications using automatically indexed clinical conditions must account for contextual features such as whether a condition is negated, historical or hypothetical, or experienced by someone other than the patient. We developed and evaluated an algorithm called ConText, an extension of the NegEx negation algorithm, which relies on trigger terms, pseudo-trigger terms, and termination terms for identifying the values of three contextual features. We will describe an evaluation of...


Using Natural Language Processing to Support Pediatric Clinical Care Delivery

October 16, 2007 Time: (All day) |


This presentation will review some of natural language processing initiatives at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Three initiatives that are in various stages of development will be discussed: 1) the development of visual languages to present complex clinical reports; 2) the development of artificial experts for personalized medicine feature selection; 3) the results of a shared-task in developing autocoding algorithms that required the public release of encrypted...


The National Health Informatics Project, TMT, and Health Smart Cards

September 12, 2007 Time: (All day) |


This talk focuses on the 5-year National Health Informatics Project (NHIP) in Taiwan that promises to establish a health information infrastructure for all 23 million people through HIT projects for the 500 hospitals and 17,000 clinics as well as for personal health management. One of the central pieces of NHIP is the TMT (Taiwan electronic Medical record Template) project that provides a standard template set for all exchangeable EHRs and how this standardized EHR can be delivered to...


Information Visualization for Medical Informatics: From Patient Histories to Clinical Research

August 30, 2007 Time: (All day) |


The current challenge for medical informatics interface designers is to enable users to harness the flood of information into a productive stream of meaningful information that supports creative and effective decision making. Novel strategies in information visualization allow users to explore in systematic yet flexible ways, while recording their interaction history and collaborating with relevant colleagues.

We begin with commercial success stories such as Spotfire, SmartMoney's...


Evidence-based Medicine and Type 2 Knowledge Translation Research

August 27, 2007 Time: (All day) |


This talk focuses on the evolution of information resources for evidence-based health care and an agenda for the type 2 knowledge translation research needed to complete the bridge between research evidence and health care. Dr. Haynes' current research interests are in knowledge translation research and medical informatics, concentrating on ways to improve medical care through improving the dissemination and application of validated medical care knowledge. Of particular interest are...


Statistical Principles to Live By

August 3, 2007 Time: (All day) |


This talk deals with principles derived from over 30 years of applying statistics to biomedical research, collaborating with clinical and basic biological researchers and epidemiologists. The principles relate to statistical efficiency, bias, validity, robustness, interpretation of statistical results, multivariable predictive modeling, statistical computing, and graphical presentation of information. Topics to be discussed include respecting continuous variables, avoiding...


Toward Personal Health Record Usability

June 13, 2007 Time: (All day) |


Personal Health Records (PHRs) are gaining widespread attention as they take electronic form and potentially link to medical health records. The complexity of health concepts and terminology and the large number and variety of health conditions makes using PHRs challenging for consumers and, especially so, for those with little computer skill and who have health conditions that limit electronic interactions. The adoption and effectiveness of PHRs will depend as much on systems and user...


LOINC - A Master Catalogue of Clinical Observations; Why it is important to clinical care and research

January 30, 2007 Time: (All day) |


Most producers of patient level data - including diagnostic labs, many hospital nursing services, other reporting services, and clinical researchers - store their clinical observations electronically. However, data producers identify these observations with their own locally invented and idiosyncratic codes which many other systems do not understand. The resultant Babel is the main barrier to the deployment of effective and interoperable information and research systems - because they...


MEDLINE Database on Tap: Discovering Design Principles for Online Information Delivery to Handheld Computers

January 9, 2006 Time: (All day) |


MD on Tap is a project to discover user interface and data organization techniques to optimize the delivery of support \tinformation to clinicians at the point of service. The presentation briefly reviews system design, current work and \tfuture research.


DocMorph

January 9, 2006 Time: (All day) |


This presentation covers four R&D projects in the past ten years related to electronic document imaging and Internet communications: DocView, DocMorph, MyMorph and MyDelivery.


Biomedical Multimedia Database Projects

January 9, 2006 Time: (All day) |


Journal: 2006-01-09


R&D Overview of Projects in the Communications Engineering

January 9, 2006 Time: (All day) |


An overview of the research projects of the Communications Engineering Branch in the areas of biomedical imaging, document image analysis, interactive (multimedia) publications, document delivery, digital preservation, mobile computing, and virtual book animation.


Natural Language Processing for Biomedical Information Management

December 20, 2005 Time: (All day) |


It is increasingly challenging for researchers, health professionals, and consumers to effectively exploit the extensive textual resources provided by NLM, including Medline and ClinicalTrials.gov. High throughput natural language processing applications are required to supplement Library information retrieval services such as PubMed. The Semantic Knowledge Representation project develops programs that extract semantic relationships from biomedical text by...


Specialist Natural Language Processing

December 20, 2005 Time: (All day) |


This presentation describes the SPECIALIST lexicon, lexical tools and natural language processing (NLP) tools produced by the Lexical Systems Group. The SPECIALIST lexicon is a large syntactic lexicon of biomedical and general English, designed to provide the information needed for text analysis and natural language processing. The lexical tools exploit the lexicon to help users deal with lexical variation. The NLP tools build on the the lexicon and lexical tools to ...


Library as Place DVD

December 20, 2005 Time: (All day) |


Each year, the National Library of Medicine hosts a number of unique presentations, conferences and poster sessions illustrated with photos and slides, three-dimensional models, microscopic images, intricate charts and diagrams, television clips of other artwork. Because video recordings of the presentations typically do not isolate and enlarge these visual assets, much of their instructional value is lost. To avoid this dilemma, APDB designed a highly ...


MetaMap and its Applications

December 16, 2005 Time: (All day) |


MetaMap and its Applications introduces the Metamap program, which finds UMLS Metathesaurus concepts in text. The presentation describes the program in some detail and then cites several applications that use MetaMap including the Medical Text Indexer used for PubMed/MEDLINE indexing at the Library.


Unified Medical Language System Overview

December 15, 2005 Time: (All day) |


The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) has been developed and maintained by NLM since 1986. Its current edition incorporates about two million biomedical terms from more than sixty families of medical vocabularies, such as MeSH, SNOMED and ICD. In addition to the structure inherited from the constituent vocabularies, the UMLS clusters synonymous terms into concepts; it also adds inter-concept relationships based on lexical resemblance or human review of ...


Consumer Health Research

December 15, 2005 Time: (All day) |


The Consumer Health Information Seeking initiative focuses on understanding and improving access to online health information. The consumer health vocabularies project seeks to map words and phrases commonly used by consumers to technical medical terms and concepts. The information seeking process initiative explores the search and navigation behavior of consumers using health information systems. The latest project uses cognitive science approaches to learn ...


Mass Communication Research Meets Consumer Health Informatics

December 15, 2005 Time: (All day) |


Consumer health informatics gains a multidimensional quality by adding some conceptual ideas and operational methods derived from mass communication research. The presentation illustrates how consumer health informatics' conceptual vision is enhanced by turning to mass communication scholarship. The lecture also notes how the adoption of grounded variables and instruments from mass communication research enriches a consumer evaluation of Genetics Home Reference.


The Collaboratory, Videoconferencing and Collaboration Technology

December 14, 2005 Time: (All day) |


Telemedicine projects and distance learning capabilities are increasingly in demand by researchers and healthcare providers. NLM's Collaboratory for High Performance Computing and Communications conducts research in technologies such as videoconferencing, webcasting, video archiving , and network infrastructure, among others. This is an overview of NLM's current research and activities in collaborative technologies and network applications.


Sun Microsystems - Technical Presentation

April 28, 2005 Time: (All day) |


This is a technical give-and-take discussion/presentation. The agenda is free-floating and the direction of discussion will be set by the attendees. Among the topics to expect: Sun's general directions in hardware and software development, its relationship with Linux, and issues related to performance, security, and the many new features of Solaris 10.


Dynamic Sensor Scheduling for Target Tracking; A Monte Carlo Sampling Approach

December 6, 2004 Time: (All day) |


This presentation focuses on research on the problem of sensor scheduling for target tracking. The goal is to design a policy to determine which sensors to activate over time to trade off tracking performance with sensor usage costs. We approach this problem by formulating it as a partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP), and develop a Monte Carlo solution method using a combination Time: of particle filtering for belief-state estimation and...


Managing Extracted Information for Biomedical Research

October 6, 2004 Time: (All day) |


Genomic functional information regarding gene-gene interactions and gene-disease relations is valuable in biomedical research. However, such information resides mainly in the scientific literature and needs to be extracted and structured in order to be used by automatic systems. Natural language processing is increasingly being used for this purpose, although it inherently involves extraction errors. A new post-processing strategy that selects the most likely relations will be...


The Health On The Net Foundation: NGO Providing Web Health Information Tools and Services to Citizens Around the World

September 16, 2004 Time: (All day) |


As early as 1995, a team of experts composed of Prof. Jean-Raoul Scherrer, Dr. Donald B. Lindberg, Michel Carpentier (former General Director of the IST, European Commission), Dr. Marion J. Ball, Prof. Jan van Bemmel, Prof. Ron D. Appel, and Guy-Olivier Segond (former Geneva Health minister), foresaw that consumers, newly empowered to research their own medical conditions, could easily fall prey to misleading advice found online. The origins of diverse information sources needed to be...


JPEG 2000 for Archiving and Distribution

July 30, 2004 Time: (All day) |


Mr. Leung and his colleagues discuss JPEG2000 and focus on single source storage and scalable distribution. The talk addresses: JPEG2000 basics (workings, scalability, etc.), an overview of the ISO/ITU standard Motion, JPEG 2000 standard, history and technical specifications, BEAM Group's current streaming server solutions, metadata and colorspace issues, commercial and free software, JPEG2000 solutions. There will be a demonstration of the BEAM Group's streaming technologies and JPEG2000...


PDE-based Geometric Modeling and Interactive Sculpting for Graphics

June 4, 2004 Time: (All day) |


Partial differential equations (PDEs) are widely used in Computer Graphics fields to model geometric objects, simulate natural phenomena, formulate physical laws, etc. To make full use of the advantages of PDE techniques for geometric modeling, we present a PDE-based modeling system for geometric and physics-based modeling including shape design and direct sculpting, object reconstruction, shape blending, data recovery, free-form deformation, and medial axis or skeleton extraction and...


Exploiting Parallel Text in Word Sense Disambiguation

May 27, 2004 Time: (All day) |


The last decade has taught computational linguists that high performance in natural language processing tasks is best obtained using supervised learning techniques, which require annotation of large quantities of training data. But annotated text is hard to obtain. Some have emphasized making the most out of limited amounts of annotation. Others have argued that we should focus on simpler learning algorithms and find ways to exploit much larger quantities of text, though those efforts have...


OMIE: The Online Medical Information Exchange - A New Paradigm for Sharing Clinical Records

May 7, 2004 Time: (All day) |


OMIE is a novel, HIPAA-compliant, networked cooperative system for medical providers to exchange clinical data. The system iscentered on a flexible database system for managing structured and unstructured data which allows digitization of paperdocuments, integration of legacy systems and other EMRs, and streamlining of workflows. It currently relies on wirelesscommunications and the use of tablet-format portable computers for the clinical user interface.


Community-Based Organizations: Critical Agents To Bridging The Health Care Digital Divide

April 7, 2004 Time: (All day) |


\t\tPreschool children who display disruptive behaviors that are consistent with\t\ta primary diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have\t\textremely challenging behaviors that are difficult to manage in group\t\tsettings. This is particularly problematic for preschoolers in center-based\t\tchild care settings as these children often times require additional staff\t\tsupervision as a means to undermine their disruptive impact on classroom\t\tdynamics and peer...


Process for Teaching and\tEvaluating Cognition in Medical Decision Making Through Computer Based Simulation

March 25, 2004 Time: (All day) |


We present a learning system that allows a medical trainee to managesimulated patient problems at a high level of decision-making. It allows thetrainee to rehearse problem solving in patient management, to request helpduring the simulation, to receive mentoring relative to the areas that needimprovement, and to demonstrate increasing competence using objectivemeasures with a goal of autonomy with expertise. Within the learning system,the trainee interacts with an ontology which contains...


BCIG Tutorial: User Interfaces for Bio-Informatics Visualization

March 10, 2004 Time: (All day) |


Human perceptual skills are remarkable, but largely underutilized by current graphical user interfaces. The next generation of animated GUIs and visual data mining tools can provide bio-informatics researchers with remarkable capabilities if designers follow the Visual Information-Seeking Mantra; Overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand. Then dynamic queries allow user control of widgets, such as sliders and buttons that update the result set...


Medical Fact Net, A Database of Non-Expert Medical Knowledge

February 10, 2004 Time: (All day) |


Medical Fact Net (MFN) is a collaborative project of theUniversities of Buffalo and Princeton which will issue in a very largedatabase of statements representing the medical knowledge (and thus also themedical vocabulary) of non-expert human subjects. MFN will be associated\twith a rigorous formal architecture which will make the knowledge it\tcontains easily extractable and usable as a supplement to existing databases\tof expert medical and biological knowledge and also to medical...


Pragmatic Applications of Ontology to Bioinformatics

December 2, 2003 Time: (All day) |


The complexities inherent to modeling bioinformatics domains and in making use of bioinformatics data suggests a role for ontologically-based knowledge management systems, which have shown promise for managing and integrating complex heterogeneous data. Ontologies can do more than serve as expressive representations of accepted biological theory _ they can and should be used as a basis for semantic integration of domain knowledge and as a foundation for application development. Software...


Cross Language Information Retrieval and Automatic Indexing of MEDLINE Documents

November 21, 2003 Time: (All day) |


Part 1: cross language information retrieval -In this presentation, we show how cross language information retrieval (CLIR) can be performed in the medical domain by taking advantage of existing multilingual. We compare two types of CLIR strategies: the first approach applies a general purpose automatic keyword assignement system that associates a ranked list of MeSH terms to user queries, using the UMLS terminological resources as interlingua; the second approach uses a commercial...


UMLF: Unified Medical Lexicon for French

November 13, 2003 Time: (All day) |


Lexical resources for natural language processing in the biomedical domain are publicly available for the English language thanks to the UMLS Specialist Lexicon. Such resources are also needed for other languages (see, e.g., the work done on a German Specialist Lexicon and that underway on Spanish).The goal of the UMLF project is to provide them for the French language. It aims to pool and unify existing lexical resources for French and to add extensively to them by exploiting medical...


French Unified Medical Vocabulary

November 13, 2003 Time: (All day) |


The UMLS plays a unifying role by linking controlled vocabularies, but the terminologies it includes are mostly in the English language. The VUMeF project aims to extend and strengthen the coverage of French terms linked to the UMLS Metathesaurus:* improving the French translation of the MeSH thesaurus* contributing to the translation of SNOMED 3.5* mapping the new French Common Catalog of Medical Acts (CCAM) to the Metathesaurus* providing tools for mapping French natural language...


Architecture for Integrating Biological and Clinical Knowledge Capture with Comprehensive Simulation Modeling

November 6, 2003 Time: (All day) |


Cancer research data is piling ever higher and quicker (69020 Pubmed pubs in 2002). A large and growing community of very smart people is struggling to store it, manage it, connect it, and serve it out again. Data miners mine highly suggestive correlations in huge numbers, so the number of new questions explodes too. But the throughput of clinical trials is not growing; it the rate-limiting step. This argues that we had better choose and design our new, expensive, lengthy clinical...


Open Source Software: Business and Legal issues for the Federal Government

November 5, 2003 Time: (All day) |


Issues associated with both (1) the distribution of software developed with federal government funds as open source and (2) the use by the federal government of software made available as open source have attracted much recent attention. Paul Gottlieb, Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property of the Department of Energy will discuss the Department of Energy's approach to Open Source Software in bTime: oth of these contexts.


The Fundamental Theorem of Biomedical Informatics: A Suggestion of What Really Lies at the Core of the Field

October 9, 2003 Time: (All day) |


With advance apologies for reminding everyone of 9th grade geometry class, this talk proposes that everything we do in informatics relates to a single core theorem: That a person (clinician, researcher, student, administrator) assisted by task-appropriate information technology is better than that same person unassisted. In addition to introducing the theorem and making the case that it is fundamental, I will introduce three corollaries that expand the argument and suggest important...


Managing Chronic Illness: Perspectives of Rural Dwellers

October 7, 2003 Time:  (All day) |


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Genomic Research Within Clinical Pediatrics

September 25, 2003 Time: (All day) |


A discussion of a project to do genomic research within clinical pediatrics using the clinical records from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Using MetaMap (MMTx) on clinical records to extract concepts, Dr. Pestian has issues with the recall that he is getting from MMTx and upon further investigation has found that there are two principle causes. The first is the lack of use of a part of speech tagger within MMTx; the second is coverage within the UMLS to pediatric clinical...


Use of Free (or Open Source) Software in the Department of Defense

July 30, 2003 Time: (All day) |


Free (or Open Source) Software (FOSS) is software created via cooperative development processes with open-ended memberships, as opposed to proprietary software that is developed using closed development and limited memberships. In 2002 The MITRE Corporation did a study to determine how FOSS is used in the U.S. Department of Defense. The study uncovered extensive FOSS use in four areas: infrastructure, development, security, and research. In this talk the author of the MITRE report will...


New, Interdisciplinary, Pioneering Program

July 28, 2003 Time: (All day) |


A discussion of a new, interdisciplinary, pioneering program to integrate science outreach and communication within the undergraduate and graduate training of UI science students. The program is sponsored by the UI Provost's office and will begin with UI students studying molecular genetics.


Image Processing and Forensic Pathology

July 17, 2003 Time: (All day) |


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Concept History at NCI

July 16, 2003 Time: (All day) |


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Partitioning Medical Terminology for the Representation of Medical Reference Knowledge

June 10, 2003 Time: (All day) |


The communication of medical knowledge from research into routine takes several months in average. The MedRapid-system aims at supporting the authoring process by organizing both the structured knowledge entry and the refereeing process amongst researchers. Like this, the time for reconciliation and communication can hopefully be reduced to few days, soon. To reach this goal, specific problems still are to be solved. After attending this lecture attendees will be able to: Understand a formal...


Terminologies and Knowledge for Pharmacogenomics

June 5, 2003 Time: (All day) |


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Multilingual NLP: Divergence Unraveling and Headline Generation

April 29, 2003 Time: (All day) |


In recent years, NLP research has focused primarily on the development of techniques for improved multilingual processing. The conclusion drawn by a growing number of multilingual NLP researchers is that progress in the field requires access to both statistical and linguistic knowledge. I will illustrate the realization of this conclusion by describing research and development on two specific multilingual NLP tasks: (1) Divergence Unraveling for Machine Translation; and (2) Headline...


Global Issues in Consumer Health Informatics

April 23, 2003 Time: (All day) |


The Internet, wireless networks, broadband, portable/wearable/implanted devices and many other technological developments are promising a radical positive change in the way in which consumers view their own health and the health system, as well as how they interact with health professionals and participate in health-related decisions. During the past 10 years, however, we have witnessed how these impressive technological developments have led to a hyper-production and hyper-distribution of...


Successful Aging in Place: A Technological Vision

April 9, 2003 Time: (All day) |


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The Condor View of Grid Computing

April 2, 2003 Time: (All day) |


The term the Grid was coined in the mid 1990s to denote a proposed distributed computing infrastructure for advanced science and engineering. Less than five years later, it feels as if the Grid is everywhere -- grid related research and development projects are popping-up all over the globe. They come in different sizes and scopes: some are small, others are international; some focus on pure computer science problems, while others are interdisciplinary. Most of the middleware developed by...


Bringing Evidence to Practice: The Trial Bank System

March 31, 2003 Time: (All day) |


Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are one of the best sources of evidence for the scientific practice of medicine. However, RCT findings are currently published only as text articles that are of limited machine understandability. The Trial Bank system captures information about the design, execution, and summary results of RCTs into a structured electronic knowledge base called RCT Bank. The RCT Bank data model is based on a task analysis of systematic reviewing, the canonical method for...


Detecting Wiry Objects In Images Of Cluttered Scenes

March 25, 2003 Time: (All day) |


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GeneClinics, GeneTests, and the Consumer

March 6, 2003 Time: (All day) |


GeneTests and GeneClinics (www.geneclinics.org) were originally developed as the yellow pages and users manual of genetic testing with the primary audience being healthcare professionals (in particular genetics professionals) and a smaller secondary audience anticipated to include consumers. Use by consumers is growing rapidly. The presentation will address some of the ways in which the consumer audience has influenced the project to date and ways in which it may influence it in the...