Sunday, April 6, 2014

Success with Transmart at Pharma

Our i2b2 cousin-community, Transmart, is continuing to thrive: See 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

i2b2 evaluation

John Bickel shared an interesting paper in which he and his colleagues investigated the use of i2b2 for cohort identification.

1/15/2014: All Hands Meeting:

Tim Miller, PhD (CS) from Guergana’s group presented his work on extracting and representing temporal relations from narrative text. And he focused on the “CONTAINS” relation which is useful in multiple ways which he illustrated across several use cases.


December 12th, 2013
Three projects reviewed:
  • Mortality and extra intestinal cancers in primary sclerosing cholangits (PSC) and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Vitamin D and C. Diff infections
  • Thromboprophylaxis in IBD (post-hospitalization)

Friday, June 21, 2013

All Hands Meeting—Network Medicine

Dr. Ed Silverman, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Channing Division of Network Medicine gave a broad and fascinating tour of respiratory physiology and the underlying population genetics.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Profiles—A Tool to Study Researcher Communities

Griffin Weber described the Profiles open source tool that is now being used world wide that was first developed for our work in Harvard Catalyst. It is used to find collaborators, create teams for research projects, study promotion and the processes of academia.


Death and its predictors

Professor Tianxi Cai ran a very interesting discussion about generating risk profiles for biomarkers and the problem in adjusting out the diseases that are along the causal pathway to mortality of those biomarkers. As a result of such an over adjustment, most biomarkers will give counter-conventional-wisdom associations.