Wednesday, November 2, 2011

American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium

Our roving correspondent reports this news from the AMIA Annual Symposium that was held October 22-26 in Washington, DC (

UVM (particularly, CTS faculty) had quite a presence with 3 papers, 2 panels, and 1 poster this year – all the papers were up for awards and won 2 of them.

Full-Lenth Papers
Chen ES, Manaktala S, Sarkar IN, Melton GB. A multi-site content analysis of social history information in clinical notes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011:227-236. [Distinguished Paper Award Winner]

Sarkar IN. A vector space model approach to identify genetically related diseases. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011:1206. [Distinguished Paper Award Winner; under consideration for journal publication]

Ye H, Chen ES. Attribute utility motivated k-anonymization of datasets to support the heterogeneous needs of biomedical researchers. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011:1573-1582. [Student Paper Competition Finalist]

Bhavnani SK, Bassler K, Sarkar IN, Gundlapalli AV, Shaikh AR. Can Network Visualization and Analysis Accelerate Medical Discoveries? Theoretical, Applied, and Funding Perspectives. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011:2035-2037.

Payne PRO, Sarkar IN. The Joint Summits on Translational Science: Reflections and Aspirations. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011.

Kost R, Littenberg B, Chen ES. Assessing disease co-occurrences using association rule mining and public health data sets. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011:1841.

Congratulations to Director Neil Sarkar and Associate Director Liz Chen for putting together a remarkable showing in only the second year of the CCTS Biomedical Informatics program.

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