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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.

Biomedical Data Science Faculty Present Research at 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago, IL

Several Biomedical Data Science faculty presented research at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Chicago, IL, July 30th-August 4th. JSM is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America.

Title: Hierarchical Regression and Variance-Function Modeling to Estimate the Inter-Rater Intraclass Correlation Coefficient in Assessments of Shared Decision Making

Author(s): James O'Malley and Paul J. Barr and Glyn Elwyn

Latest Hospital Ratings Not as Straightforward as They Appear – Valley News

Lebanon — Giving consumers a simple tool to guide them in seeking better health care was the purpose when the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week issued star ratings for 3,662 American hospitals.

At least CMS got the “simple” part right.

The star ratings are intended to “provide consumers with information about multiple dimensions of quality in a single score,” Pierre Yong, acting director of CMS’ quality measurement and value-based incentive group, said in a recent conference call.

BMDS's David Qian awarded the 2016 John W. Strohbehn Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research

Lebanon, NH

On June 11, David Qian PhD ’16 (Quantitative Biomedical Sciences) was awarded the 2016 John W. Strohbehn Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research at the Dartmouth College's Graduate Investiture Ceremony. The Strohbehn Award is awarded annually to a graduating Ph.D. candidate who best exemplifies qualities of a scientific scholar--intellectual curiosity, dedication, and commitment to the pursuit of new scientific knowledge and to teaching--as well as a sense of social responsibility to the research community.

Biomedical Informatics: Creating Computational Strategies and Tools to Advance Research

Many of us may recognize biomedical informatics as the technology that was used in the Human Genome Project, which was launched around 1990. However, many people may not realize the breadth of this interdisciplinary field that draws upon computer science, computer engineering, information science, and cognitive psychology—where scientists develop ways to store, retrieve, organize, and analyze biological and health data.

Better Health Through Better Data

Dartmouth Institute Researcher James O’Malley Receives Funding for a 3-Year Project Aimed at Enhancing Statistical Methods in Order to Improve the Quality of Health Information for Patients with Vascular Disease

Risk alleles for environment-depended diseases are selectively neutral

Reviewing thousands of genome wide associate studies (GWAS) to identify genetic variants in single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), investigators at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center found that some alleles (one of a pair of genes located on a specific chromosome) are more frequently risk-associated with disease than protective. The research, conducted by Ivan P. Gorlov, PhD, Olga Y. Gorlova, PhD, and Christopher I.