Michael Restuccia, vice president and chief information officer for Penn Medicine, was named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2016. Through the award program, Computerworld aims to shine a light on technology and business leaders across the nation. For more information see the Penn Medicine press release.
IBI Director Dr. Jason Moore will lead a project to use phenotype mining of electronic health record (EHR) data to study obesity in Pennsylvania. Dr. Marylyn Ritchie from Geisinger Health System will lead the four-year parent grant that is part of the “Big Data in Health Research” effort established by the state’s Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement […]
IBI Director Dr. Jason Moore will lead a new Exposure Biology Informatics Core (EBIC) as part of the Penn Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET). This new core will be co-lead by IBI Bioinformatics Core Director Dr. Paul Wang and will work closely with environmental health and toxicology researchers at Penn to help process, […]
Penn Medicine has put in place a comprehensive team to harness the power of big data for improving healthcare. This team includes C. William Hanson III, M.D., chief medical information officer and vice president of Penn Medicine, and Mike Draugelis, chief data scientist at Penn Medicine. Both work closely with faculty in the Institute for […]
Scientists and healthcare providers have always collected and analyzed data and have developed tools for analyzing large data sets. However, with the pervasiveness of monitoring devices, sequencing technologies, and increased adoption of electronic health records, biomedical data is becoming increasingly diverse and complex. Big Data, as this has been called, creates many new challenges, as […]
A Penn team, including IBI faculty member Lyle Ungar, won Scientist of the Year at the 2015 Philly Geek Awards. The team demonstrated that Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of community psychological health and can predict rates of coronary heart disease. Using natural language processing, sophisticated artificial intelligence techniques that allow computers […]
IBI faculty member Mitchell Lazar, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues published a paper in Cell showing how single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can influence anti-diabetic drug response. This work has important implications for the development of precision medicine strategies for common diseases such as type 2 diabetes. For more information see the Penn Medicine press release.
We are recruiting a Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO) to assume a leadership role at Penn Medicine to help connect faculty with clinical data to advance biomedical research leading to discoveries that improve human health and healthcare. The ideal candidate will have training and experience in biomedical informatics, biomedical research, electronic health records, clinical data warehouses, and […]
Patricia M. Williams Term Professor in Biology Junhyong Kim navigates the complex computations of single-cell genomics. For more information see this post on the Penn School of Arts and Sciences website.
IBI senior fellow Dr. Frederick Bushman is part of a Penn Medicine team that received a $7.5 Million grant to expand their research to engineer T cells to be resistant to HIV-1 infection. For more information see the Penn Medicine press release.
IBI faculty member Dr. Craig Umscheid was part of a Penn Medicine team that evaluated an informatics-based diagnostic tool for skin conditions called VisualDx. The study was published in the journal Diagnosis. For more information see the Penn Medicine press release.
The Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics seeks candidates for several Full, Assistant, and/or Associate Professor positions in the tenure track. Rank will be commensurate with experience. Applicants must have an Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education and research. Successful applicants will have strong training and skills to conduct biomedical […]
Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI) faculty member Lyle Ungar, Ph.D. (Professor of Computer and Information Science) is participating in a collaborative project to use social media to study diseases such as cardiovascular disease. This innovative new study is funded by a new $1.5 million grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). […]