Buffalo Translational Consortium News

Institute for Healthcare Informatics Partnering with Dell to Provide Powerful Resource for Clinical and Translational Research

Posted on 08/31/11 at 08:37 am

The Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI) and Dell Inc. have formed a unique partnership to build a state of the art tier 3+ HIPAA-compliant data storage computer facility on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

The IHI hosted a 3 hour workshop on August 23 2011 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute attended by approximately 50 people who included leadership and investigators of Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) institutions.  After introductory remarks by Dr. Russell Bessette, Executive Director of the IHI, Dr. Michael Cain, UB Vice President for Health Sciences and Dr. Timothy Murphy, Director of the Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center, the IHI and Dell teams presented details of progress on construction of the facility, which is scheduled to open in October 2011.  Experts from Dell presented an overview of the IHI data management strategy, answered questions and engaged in an active dialogue with the audience.

The mission of the IHI is to advance healthcare quality by providing a secure and reliable computing and data center where large scale clinical, operational and financial data is stored, aggregated, managed, analyzed and leveraged using innovative analytics to create knowledge that improves patient health. The public/private partnership will be a resource to BTC investigators through the healthcare informatics and analytics expertise of the IHI and industry-leading Dell technology.

The IHI will house large datasets that can be used, for example, by the healthcare industry to compare populations and by researchers to perform clinical research. The IHI will meet these needs through integrated, identified and de-identified data sets maintained in a secure, encrypted environment with the highest level of privacy protection.

Major support for the IHI comes from HEAL-NY grants ($27 million), Dell Inc. ($15 million) and Computer Task Group (CTG) ($8.6 million) with additional support from Empire State Development, National Grid and M. J. Peterson Corporation.

Ontology Conference Attracts International Audience

Posted on 08/18/11 at 09:30 pm

 

UB hosted 5 days of tutorials, workshops, and an international conference on biomedical ontology, held in Buffalo July 26-30. This conference brought together representatives of all major communities involved in the development and application of ontologies in the biomedical sciences to address the latest developments in the discipline. The conference featured over 200 registered participants representing biomedical informatics centers throughout the world, including 30 faculty and student participants from UB, and delegations
from organizations such as the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) and the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO).
A complete list of participants, together with the proceedings of the meeting and videos of some of the major sessions, is available here: http://icbo.buffalo.edu

UB hosted 5 days of tutorials, workshops, and an international conference on biomedical ontology, held in Buffalo July 26-30. This conference brought together representatives of all major communities involved in the development and application of ontologies in the biomedical sciences to address the latest developments in the discipline. The conference featured over 200 registered participants representing biomedical informatics centers throughout the world, including 30 faculty and student participants from UB, and delegations from organizations such as the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) and the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO).

A complete list of participants, together with the proceedings of the meeting and videos of some of the major sessions, is available here: http://icbo.buffalo.edu

 

Graduate Program in Clinical Research Accepting Students

Posted on 07/08/11 at 10:29 am
The New York State Department of Education has approved a new MS in Clinical Research program in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions.  This multidisciplinary program is based in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine as a track in the MS in Epidemiology.
Students are being accepted for the fall semester.  The program is designed to be rigorous but flexible for trainees in a broad range of health related disciplines and for trainees at various levels of training.
For More Details see 

The New York State Department of Education has approved a new concentration in Clinical Research as part of the MS in Epidemiology program in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions.  This multidisciplinary program is based in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine. 

Students are being accepted for the fall semester.  The program is designed to be rigorous but flexible for trainees in a broad range of health related disciplines and for trainees at various levels of training.

For More Details see About the Program

To see curriculum and application information see Curriculum 

Seminar Series and Core Curriculum in Clinical and Translational Research Coming in the Fall

Posted on 07/07/11 at 09:20 pm
A new weekly seminar series in clinical and translational research will be offered on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus beginning in the fall. The seminar series is designed to follow the core competencies in clinical and translational research defined by the National CTSA consortium. Fourteen thematic areas will be covered by faculty in the Buffalo Translational Consortium.
http://www.buffaloctrc.org/education-training/core-curriculum/
The intended audience is anyone with an interest in or who is involved in conducting clinical and translational research.  This includes
clinical fellows
research fellows
faculty
graduate students in all health related disciplines
study coordinators
research nurses
community researchers
Seminars will take place in the early evening with details on time and location coming soon.
Sessions will be conducted by outstanding expert faculty.

A new weekly seminar series in clinical and translational research will be offered on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus beginning in the fall. The seminar series is designed to follow the core competencies in clinical and translational research defined by the National CTSA consortium. Fourteen thematic areas will be covered by faculty in the Buffalo Translational Consortium.
For more information go to: Core Curriculum 
To register go to: Seminar Series Schedule
The intended audience is anyone with an interest in or who is involved in conducting clinical and translational research.  This includes

  • clinical fellows
  • research fellows
  • faculty
  • graduate students in all health related disciplines
  • study coordinators
  • research nurses
  • community researchers

 

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