Recap of the 2024 I2DB Symposium: The Power of AI in Medicine

Presenting Sponsor Technology Partners Event Survey Thank you to those who joined us at the 2024 I2DB Symposium: The Power of AI in Medicine, held at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on April 12! The symposium showcased the remarkable ways AI can enhance diagnostics, personalize treatment, and ultimately improve patient outcomes. For those who attended, your […]

Drs. Daphne Lew and Andrew Michelson receive COVID Star Award

This past summer the Office of Faculty Development solicited nominations to recognize outstanding individuals for their work and contributions in the Department of Medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Daphne Lew, PhD, instructor of biostatistics, and Andrew P. Michelson, MD, assistant professor of medicine, stood out for their remarkable contributions and were honored with COVID Star […]

Dr. Joanna Abraham receives second Diana Forsythe Award in three years at the AMIA 2023 Annual Symposium

Joanna Abraham, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Institute for Informatics, Data Science and Biostatistics (I2DB), has been named the 2023 recipient of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)’s Diana Forsythe Award. The award was presented during the AMIA Annual Symposium on Nov. 11 – 15. This award honors either […]

I2DB contributes to research on recurrent firearm injuries

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Randi E. Foraker, PhD, MA, director of the Center for Population Health Informatics, was senior author on a recent study also co-authored by I2DB’s Daphne Lew, PhD, MPH, and Joshua Landman among other collaborators, that explored gun injury trends in St. Louis. The study found young Black men to be particularly at risk, showing that along with physical and […]

AI is about making humans better (Links to an external site)

Dr. Philip Payne recently spoke with KMOX radio about the promise of AI to transform our health systems and medical research, “the real benefit of AI is that it allows us to filter and sort and understand all that data so that humans in the health care system can really identify the data that’s most […]

2023 Big Ideas winners announced

BIG IDEAS winners announced

From among 19 applications and 12 finalists, six winners have been selected for the 2023-2024 Big Ideas Competition award! Each of the six winning teams will be awarded a grant of $50,000 in research funds.  Among the winning teams are seven faculty from the Institute for Informatics, Data Science and Biostatistics (I2DB) including Jing Li, Thomas Kannampallil, Mackenzie Hofford, Sunny Lou, Adam Wilcox, Randi Foraker and […]

Recap of the 2023 I2DB Symposium: Data <- "Justice"

Presenting Sponsor Technology Partners Premiere Sponsors Google CloudMDClone Bohigian Lecture in Biomedical Informatics Reaction Panel with Mary Ebeling, moderated by I2DB Director Dr. Philip Payne Becker Archives Acquires the Jerome Cox Papers Stephen Logsdon Embracing Healthcare Information Age Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, FAIMBE, FIAHSI

Biomedical informatics, biostatistics announce naming for newly integrated unit

(I2DB) Institute for Informatics, Data Science and Biostatistics

The School of Medicine’s biomedical informatics and biostatistics units are uniting under the existing “I2” moniker as the Institute for Informatics, Data Science and Biostatistics (I2DB). The alignment between informatics and biostatistics at the School of Medicine, however, is not quite as new. In 2019, the Division of Biostatistics became part of the Institute for […]

Dr. Po-Yin Yen among recipients of RN Initiative Grant


Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, associate professor in the Institute for Informatics and Goldfarb School of Nursing, along with Barnes-Jewish Hospital collaborators Michele Butkiewicz and Lisa Kidin from the Center for Practice Excellence, will join two additional sites under the leadership of Columbia University Irving Medical Center to work at scaling the CONCERN (COmmunicating Narrative Concerns Entered by RNs) tool.

Pandemic road map (Links to an external site)

When the School of Medicine established its Institute for Informatics in 2016, no one could have foreseen the indispensable role it would play in helping the St. Louis and campus communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the beginning, the pandemic has been a story told in numbers.

National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C)

The National Institutes of Health has launched a centralized, secure enclave to store and study vast amounts of medical record data from people diagnosed with coronavirus disease across the country.