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IBI members to present at AMIA Annual Symposium

Sep 02, 2018

The AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium will be held in San Francisco, November 3–7. Accepted work from IBI members will be presented as oral presentations, system demonstrations, posters, and in pre-symposium working groups.

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IBI faculty members receive NIH and NSF awards

Aug 23, 2018

IBI faculty members recently received two grants from the National Cancer Institute and the National Science Foundation.

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Dr. Kavuluru receives promotion

Jul 31, 2018

Congratulations to Rama Kavuluru, who has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics as of July 1.

IBI faculty publish article on data commons in JAMIA

Jun 22, 2018

IBI faculty GQ Zhang,  Licong Cui, and Shiqiang Tao published “The National Sleep Research Resource: towards a sleep data commons” in AMIA’s flagship journal, JAMIA. In collaboration with investigators from Harvard, this article describes the design and implementation of the NSRR for integrating, accessing, and analyzing data from sleep studies.

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Eric Durbin receives Kentucky Cancer Registry award with multimillion-dollar contract from NCI

Jun 21, 2018

The Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) has received a $2.6 million contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to continue its participation in the NCI’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program.

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Congratulations to Anthony Rios

Jun 15, 2018

Congratulations to Anthony Rios for successfully defending his doctoral thesis. His advisor is Rama Kavuluru. Anthony will begin a tenure-track position at the University of Texas, San Antonio, in the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security in August.

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Join our faculty! Accepting applications for position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

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Commonwealth Computational Summit 2018

Oct 23, 2018| 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Bill Gatton Student Center

Featuring speakers from academia, industry, and government. Hosted by UK's Center for Computational Science. Must register to attend.

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Ninth Annual Therapeutics Outcomes Discovery & Delivery (TODD) Symposium: Precision Medicine, Genomics and Big Data

Sep 06, 2018| 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building, Room 124

Speakers include William Douglas Figg Sr, NIH; Atul Butte, University of California; Jill Kolesar, University of Kentucky; and Tim Tracy, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals.

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Standardizing CT images using generative adversarial networks

Jin Chen PhD

Jun 13, 2018|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

University Health Service, room 130 (beside Employee Health)

Dr. Chen will discuss work to improve the analysis of CT images by developing models that learn to identify features from a set of training images and also generate synthetic images that display these features.

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