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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.

David Qian, M.D./Ph.D. candidate at Geisel School of Medicine, wins Best Poster Award at the 22nd International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference in San Francisco, CA

David Qian is a 4th-year MD/PhD student and a 2nd-year graduate student in the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences program. His research in Chris Amos's lab is on the characterization and prediction of risk for common cancers through pathway analysis of genome-wide association studies. David would like to apply his current bioinformatics training to a future career in precision medicine and translational research.

Dr. Olga Gorlova appointmented to the Cancer Biomarkers Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Olga Y. Gorlova has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Cancer Biomarkers Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for the term beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2021. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.

Dartmouth Awarded NIH Grant to Accelerate Clinical Research

Dartmouth SYNERGY has received a $3.2 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that will help speed research and clinical trials of promising treatments at academic medical centers across the nation. Assuming success in this initial phase, an additional $1.6 million will be added to extend the impact of this project to include nearly twice as many participating centers.

http://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/news/2014/dartmouth-awarded-nih-grant-to-...

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