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Saturday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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Siva Rajaraman, LHC’s postdoctoral fellow is placed in the top 1% of reviewers on Publons’ global reviewer database, determined by the number of peer review reports performed during the 2017-18 award year. He performed 31 reviews for 14 different international journals including IEEE, Elsevier, and Springer.
Drs. Stefan Jaeger and Sivarama Rajaraman, Lister Hill Center researchers, presented posters at the 2018 NIH Research Festival. Dr. Jaeger and Dr. Mahdieh Poostchi received a FARE (Fellows Award for Research Excellence) award which provides recognition for the outstanding scientific research performed by intramural fellows who have less than five years of research experience at the NIH. The research here involved deep learning applied to pediatric chest x-rays and malaria parasite detection and quantification.
Eleven summer Interns presented posters at the 2018 NIH Summer Poster Day August 9, 2018 at the NIH Natcher Building. The summer interns ranged from high school juniors to PhD candidates and the focus areas of the research were image analysis, natural language processing and machine learning (deep learning). Presenters and poster titles are as follows:
Within days of publication, a paper by Dr. Sivaramakrishnan Rajaraman and colleagues published in the premier journal PeerJ was downloaded 100 times. Entitled “'Pre-trained convolutional neural networks as feature extractors toward improved malaria parasite detection in thin blood smear images,” this is the first study to evaluate the performance of Deep Learning models in classifying parasitic and uninfected red blood cells for improved malaria screening – at both cell and patient level, and using a large scale clinical dataset.
Today Genetics Home Reference launched our new guide to direct-to-consumer genetic testing. These popular tests are provided by 23andMe, Ancestry.com, and many other companies.
Mr. Nikhil Sardana, senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, Alexandria, VA, has been named a semi-finalist in the Regeneron 2018 Science Talent Search. This award placed Mr.
In honor of Morris F. Collen, this prestigious award is the highest honor in informatics that is presented by the American College of Medical Informatics (AMIA) to an individual whose personal commitment and dedication to biomedical informatics has made a lasting impression on healthcare and biomedicine. The National Library of Medicine has produced this video tribute to Dr. Carol Friedman, available on YouTube at 2017 Morris F.
NLM staff will be on hand at the AMIA Symposium Saturday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 8 at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
Special treat for early risers: NLM Director Dr. Patricia Brennan begins the day with the NLM Update, Monday, November 6, 7:00am.