Monday, June 9, 2014

Cardiovascular Research Grid

I just learned of an interesting research effort and toolkit called the Cardiovascular Research Grid. It’s quite extensive in the data types it supports and includes i2b2 for integration with clinical data and the Globus toolkit for funneling genomic data to the Galaxy genomics analytic platform. Many other tools for imaging data and its analysis as well. Quite impressive.

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.