2024 Big Ideas winners announced

Four winners have been selected for the 2024-2025 Big Ideas Competition award! Each of these remarkable teams will be awarded a grant of $50,000 in research funds for their outstanding projects. Among the winning teams is Dr. Jing Li from the Institute for Informatics, Data Science and Biostatistics (I2DB).  (PI / project lead in bold): […]

Lin featured as guest editor for the American Journal of Managed Care

Sunny Lin, PhD, MS, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Medical Sciences and I2DB, served as a guest editor for the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC)’s issue titled “The Health Information Technology Special Issue: Making Innovations Impactful, Ethical, and Equitable.” In her letter as guest editor, she delves into the […]

NIH grant to fund radiation oncology center on Medical Campus (Links to an external site)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a five-year, $7.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support a radiation oncology center that is part of a select national network of centers aimed at understanding the biologic effects of radiation therapy in cancer treatment. Washington University’s new center — […]

Pediatric Heart Network names medical school a core site for heart disease research (Links to an external site)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been named one of nine core sites in the Pediatric Heart Network, a national network of leading hospitals and research institutions that works toward improving outcomes and quality of life for children with heart disease. The Pediatric Heart Network (PHN) is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and […]

Recap of the Digital Health Leadership Workshop and Alumni Events in India

The Digital Health Leadership Workshop, co-hosted by WashU and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, was a successful event. Over 65 attendees gained valuable skills in the Learning Health System framework, the digital product lifecycle, outcome evaluation, and result communication. Participants left the workshop well-prepared to navigate digital health interventions and drive meaningful change. The […]

Wilcox appointed committee chair by research institute (Links to an external site)

Adam Wilcox, PhD, a professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Committee. PCORI is a leading funder of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research in the U.S., funding studies that compare two or more medical treatments, services or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.