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Stem Cell Transplantation May Aid Hard-to-Treat Scleroderma Patients

Results from a new study conducted by researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and a number of collaborating institutions are giving hope to patients who suffer from the autoimmune disease scleroderma or systemic sclerosis.

Their findings, presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, showed that hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was beneficial to a subset of patients with systemic sclerosis who were not responsive to immunosuppressive therapies such as abatacept or mycophenolate mofetil.

Dr. James O'Malley has two papers accepted for publication in the Journal of Biostatistics and the journal of Statistics in Medicine

Paper 1: Adjusting for bias introduced by instrumental variable estimation in the Cox Proportional Hazards Model by Pablo Martinez-Camblor, Todd MacKenzie, Doug Staiger, Philip Goodney, and James O’Malley accepted for publication in Biostatistics ( This is the first paper from PCORI statistical methods award led by James O’Malley.

Zhigang Li, Ph.D., receives a $2 million NIH R01 award to research human microbiome and disease-leading causal pathways in children

NIH has awarded Dr. Zhigang Li a 5-year R01 grant with a total cost of $2.3 million dollars to develop "Mediation Analysis Methods to Model Human Microbiome Mediating Disease-Leading Causal Pathways in Children" (1R01GM123014). In this project, Dr. Li will lead a team consisting of biostatisticians, epidemiologists and a pediatrician at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, as well as a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Geisel Announces New Master’s Degree in Health Data Science

Dartmouth’s Graduate Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) is offering a new master’s degree with a concentration in health data science beginning in fall 2018. This new degree is part of Dartmouth’s innovative interdisciplinary graduate program, which trains doctoral students in bioinformatics, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

Virtual Presentation on Big Data Tools

Please join the Division of Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Biomedical Data Science for a virtual presentation of the ESRI Big Data Tools on Friday, February 17th, 2017 in Williamson 373 at 12pm – 1pm. Mansour Raad, a Senior Software Architect at ESRI who specializes in Big Data GIS applications, will provide a presentation on the ArcGIS server framework built upon a Hadoop Cluster platform. During this presentation he will demo an example application that uses the Apache Accumulo key store to secure protected health data.

Gear Up for Research at Dartmouth and DHMC

For faculty, researchers, and graduate and professional school students, "Gear Up!" will showcase information management tools, apps, and research support systems to help you kick your research projects into high gear. Gear Up is sponsored by Dartmouth SYNERGY: Clinical and Translational Science Institute and organized by the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries and the Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing Program.