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Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

During the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2023 Annual Symposium in New Orleans, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (DBIDS) James Cimino, M.D. was named Treasurer of the AMIA Board of Directors.Cimino James 11 2022 crop

The AMIA Symposium was held from November 11th through 15th, and this year's theme was "Transforming Healthcare and Biomedicine for a Sustainable Future." Known as one of the most prominent informatics meetings worldwide, attendees were provided the opportunity to network with various industry leaders and colleagues, while being provided career development pathways. 

The symposium aimed to address the significant challenges faced by biomedicine and healthcare, including knowledge translation, staffing, and the supply chain. Other UAB faculty who were able to make presentations at the AMIA 2023 Annual Symposium included:


  • James Cimino, MD - "Bioinformatics Year in Review", "Should Generative Artificial Intelligence Be Used for Patient Care?"
  • Sue Feldman, RN, M.Ed, Ph.D., FACMI - "Undergraduate Health Informatics Accreditation: Benefits, Timeline, Pathways, and Milestone"
  • Jin Chen, Ph.D. - "DiffusionCT: Latent Diffusion Model for CT Image Standardization"
  • John Osborne, Ph.D. - "Development of a Multi-variate Time Series Data Set for Reportable Cancer Recurrence (MVTS-CanRecur)", "Towards Identification of Delirium in Clinical Text" 
  • Leandra Celaya, MSc - "Developing a Model for Inclusive Excellence in Higher Education"
  • Tiago Colicchio, PhD, MBA - Semantically Oriented EHR navigation with a Patient Specific Knowledge Base and a Clinical Context Ontology"
  • Kayla Reinicke, CRNP, MSN - "Leveraging A Clinical Dashboard and Process Mappings to Improve Treatment Access and Outcomes for Women Veterans with Urinary Incontinence"
  • Rena Patel, MD, MPH - "Extending the EHR to Support Clinical and Research Use of Social Drivers of Health (SDoH) Data"