Chris Mader, IDSC Software Engineering Director will present an overview of the recent project to develop the xSAT eXperimental Situational Awareness Tool in a webinar on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 3:00-4:00 PM on Zoom. Read more “xSAT COVID-19 Early Detection WEBINAR 9/8/2020”
Contemporary bioethics was fledged and is sustained by challenges posed by new technologies. These technologies have affected many lives. Yet health informatics affects more lives than any of them. The challenges include the development and the appropriate uses and users of machine learning software, the balancing of privacy rights against the needs of public health and clinical practice in a time of Big Data analytics, whether and how to use this technology, and the role of ethics and standards in health policy. Read more “Yearbook of Medical Informatics: Ethics in Health Informatics”
From contact tracing to communicating with the public, the COVID-19 pandemic presents ethical challenges to data professionals. Dr. Nick Tsinoremas, IDSC Founding Director, moderated a July 23, 2020 online discussion on “Data Ethics during COVID-19” with Brian Lee, Senior Advisor, Informatics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Chief Information Officer; Kenneth Goodman, PhD, Founder and Director, UM Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, and Director, Data Ethics and Society, IDSC; and Soyeon Ahn, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Educational and Psychological Studies (EPS) in the School of Education & Human Development.
The determination of signaling pathways and transcriptional networks that control various biological processes is a major challenge from both basic science and translational medicine perspectives. Because such analysis can point to critical disease driver nodes to target for therapeutic purposes, we combined data from phenotypic screening experiments and gene expression studies of mouse neurons to determine information flow through a molecular interaction network using a network propagation approach. Read more “Computational Identification of Kinases That Control Axon Growth in Mouse”
IDSC Director of Information Design, Data Communication, and Visualization, and author of the book “How Charts Lie”, Dr. Alberto Cairo, was interviewed by NPR’s Marketplace.org on the proliferation of misinformation on the economic impact of the Coronavirus: Read more “How Economic Data Has Been Distorted During Covid-19”
IDSC has developed a first-of-its-kind early-detection platform xsat.idsc.miami.edu for COVID-19 that will enable local residents to self-report symptoms and researchers and decision makers to visualize data and identify hot spots. By tracking social media posts, analyzing public health data, and creating an interactive online dashboard, University of Miami researchers, and others, will have the ability to identify new clusters of COVID-19 cases in real time, rather than days or weeks after an outbreak. Read more “xSAT Outbreak Tracking + Early-Detection Platform Launched”
The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill likely affected ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico. To test this hypothesis, we configured a “Ecopath with Ecosim” model and quantified the effects of commercial fisheries and particulate organic carbon (POC) sequestration from 2004 to 2014, encompassing DWH. Read more “The Effect of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on two Ecosystem Services in the Northern Gulf of Mexico”
The University Research Informatics Data Environment, or URIDE, is a web-based platform that aggregates and visualizes de-identified data from the UHealth UChart system. With URIDE, clinical research investigators and their teams can easily explore demographics, diagnoses, procedures, vitals, medications, labs, notes, allergies, comorbidities, locations, physicians, and much more. URIDE can also help you design your study, help with feasibility analysis, grant submission, and applications in which population assessments need to be conducted. Read more “WEBINAR How to Use UChart Data through URIDE 8/12/2020”