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Three elected to College of Fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Mar. 10, 2021—Three Vanderbilt University faculty have been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). They are: Cynthia Paschal, PhD, senior associate dean for Undergraduate Education and associate professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiological Sciences. Brad Malin, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, vice...

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Study applies game theory to genomic privacy

Jan. 13, 2017—It comes down to privacy — biomedical research can’t proceed without human genomic data sharing, and genomic data sharing can’t proceed without some reasonable level of assurance that de-identified data from patients and other research participants will stay de-identified after they’re released for research. Data use agreements that carry penalties for attempted re-identification of participants...

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Research shows patient privacy, ‘big data’ can coexist

Jan. 29, 2016—  A Vanderbilt study shows that anonymization algorithms can provide privacy protection across multiple institutions as clinical data are released for research. (photo by Susan Urmy) A new study, led by investigators at Vanderbilt University, confirms that the scientific pursuit of so-called big data from hospitals and clinics needn’t conflict with patient privacy. As electronic medical...

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Three faculty members selected as 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 21, 2016—Three engineering professors have been named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises 14 highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as business, education and engineering. “This class of fellows represents the remarkable breadth and depth of talent we...

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New computer speeds clinical data collection

Apr. 26, 2013—Tucked in a data center in the basement of Vanderbilt University Hospital, a new computer the size of a large armoire, called a data warehouse appliance, is delivering a new order of speed to Vanderbilt clinical scientists as they search, filter, analyze and annotate the de-identified medical records of approximately 2 million patients. That’s how...

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