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The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is one of 27 academic departments in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). 

The mission of DMICE is to provide leadership, discovery and dissemination of knowledge in clinical informatics, clinical epidemiology, and bioinformatics / computational biology. This mission is fulfilled through programs of research, education, and service.

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November 2016

American Gastroenterological Association Institute Technical Review on the Management of Crohn's Disease After Surgical Resection.

Statins for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force.

Patient safety events in out-of-hospital paediatric airway management: a medical record review by the CSI-EMS.

The Monarch Initiative: an integrative data and analytic platform connecting phenotypes to genotypes across species.

The Human Phenotype Ontology in 2017.

Barriers and facilitators to exchanging health information: a systematic review.

Diagnostic Reproducibility: What Happens When the Same Pathologist Interprets the Same Breast Biopsy Specimen at Two Points in Time?

The influence of tumor regression, solar elastosis, and patient age on pathologists' interpretation of melanocytic skin lesions.

October 2016

Treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer: A systematic review.

Emergency Medical Services Provider Pediatric Adverse Event Rate Varies by Call Origin Pediatric Emergency Care.

Paramedic assessment and treatment of upper airway obstruction in pediatric patients: an exploratory analysis by the Children's Safety Initiative-Emergency Medical Services.

The Cell Ontology 2016: enhanced content, modularization, and ontology interoperability.

Reproducibility and conflicts in immune epitope data.

Disease insights through cross-species phenotype comparisons.

Consequences of Increasing Time to Colonoscopy Examination After Positive Result From Fecal Colorectal Cancer Screening Test.

Muscle Logic: New Knowledge Resource for Anatomy Enables Comprehensive Searches of the Literature on the Feeding Muscles of Mammals.

September 2016

Long-acting opioids for chronic noncancer pain were linked to mortality.

Interventions to optimise the care continuum for chronic viral hepatitis: a systematic review and meta-analyses.

Sequestrectomy Versus Conventional Microdiscectomy for the Treatment of a Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Systematic Review.

Drivers of maternity care in high-income countries: can health systems support woman-centred care?

The health care and life sciences community profile for dataset descriptions.

The effect of inhibition of PP1 and TNFα signaling on pathogenesis of SARS coronavirus.

IL-10 and integrin signaling pathways are associated with head and neck cancer progression.


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DMICE students win AMIA student design challenge for second consecutive year

A team of clinical informatics students from the biomedical informatics program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has won the 2015 student design challenge of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). The winner was announced on November 18, 2015, at the AMIA Annual Symposium, held in San Francisco, CA.

Two teams of students in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) biomedical informatics program made it to the “final four” in the competition, which had the theme, “The Human Side of Big Data – Facilitating Human-Data Interaction.”

The team that took first place presented “Learning from the Data: Exploring a Hepatocellular Carcinoma Registry Using Visual Analytics to Improve Multidisciplinary Clinical Decision-Making." Team members include Michelle Hribar, Ph.D., L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, M.D., Kate Fultz Hollis, M.S., Gene Ren, and Deborah Woodcock, M.B.A.

The second student team from OHSU, which took honorable mention (fourth place), was comprised of bioinformatics students Ashley Choi, Benjamin Cordier, Prerna Das, Ph.D., and Jason Li, M.S. They presented “Take a Breather: Empowering Adherence and Patient Centered Research through Interactive Data Visualization, Social Engagement, and Gamification in Patients with Sleep Apnea.”

Both teams presented posters at the AMIA Symposium on November 16 and, as finalists, gave oral presentations on November 17, 2015. In 2014, the one OHSU team that entered the Student Design Challenge took first place with its prototype of a mobile app that captures children’s drawing and accompanying narratives to better facilitate child-provider communication. Fultz Hollis, Hribar and Woodcock were on both the 2014 and 2015 teams that took first place.

Hribar was funded by a training grant to OHSU from the National Library of Medicine.