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  • SEPT.17, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Nichole Samuy, M.D.

    SEPT.17, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Nichole Samuy, M.D. Friday, SEPT 10 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Clinical Informatics! “Incorporation of American Hospital Association Annual Survey Data into a Health Services Research Data Warehouse” Nichole Samuy, M.D.Associate Professor of Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine UAB School of Medicine  Abtract There are many challenges to developing data warehouses for health services research. A common obstacle is that raw datasets must undergo data preparation and integration comprising the extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes, which requires technical proficiency that many researchers lack. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) maintains a research data warehouse (RDW) that serves as a resource for faculty and student health services researchers and includes such datasets as CMS Hospital Compare, Medicare Cost Reports, and HRSA Area Health Resources Files. Due to challenges with ETL automation, the RDW does not include American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey data. To address this barrier, we developed a semi-automated process to incorporate AHA Annual Survey data and its yearly updates to the RDW. This seminar will present the protocol design of data set incorporation including the process of using the incorporated data to design a[…]

  • SEPT.10, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics with Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS

    SEPT.10, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics with Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS Friday, SEPT 10 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Clinical Informatics! “Identifying Viruses, their Integration sites, and Regulatory Factors in Host Genomes” Zhongming Zhao, Ph.D., MSChair Professor and Director, Center for Precision HealthSchool of Biomedical Informatics University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston  

  • SEPT.24, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics with Zhaohui "Steve" Qin, PhD, MS

    SEPT.24, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics with Zhaohui "Steve" Qin, PhD, MS Friday, SEPT 24 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Clinical Informatics! “Harnessing Public Genomics Big Data to Gain Functional Insights on Complex Diseases” Zhaohui "Steve" Qin, PhD, MSProfessor, Department of Biostatistics and BioinformaticsRollins School of Public Health Emory University Abstract Understanding the biological mechanisms underlying complex human diseases remains a fundamental challenge in biomedical research. In recent years, rapid development and dissemination of high throughput technologies results in massive amount of genomics data produced and publicly available, which gives researchers new opportunities to spark new hypotheses and uncover fresh insights. Many researchers including our group have developed powerful computational tools to enable researchers to better utilize the massive genomics data to gain insights on complex diseases they are interested in. In this presentation, we will review the statistical and machine learning methods that played key roles in these computational methods. We hope to present a big picture on how genomics bigdata can potentially make its way into the clinics and help improve health care.

  • SEPT.03, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Dr. Abdulaziz Ahmed

    SEPT.03, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Dr. Abdulaziz Ahmed Friday, SEPT 3 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Clinical Informatics! “An Integrated Optimization and Machine Learning Model to Predict Admission Status in Emergency Department Patients” Abdulaziz Ahmed, Ph.D.Assistant Professor Health Services Administration School of Health Profession

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