Technology accelerating knowledge to improve human health.

A department within the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Biomedical Informatics is led by Dr. Fred Prior, Professor and Chair. We develop computational tools to assess and manage medical and public health information. We serve as the campus  leader for such projects.

Located on the 4th floor of Jack T. Stephens Spine Institute, our staff is available for consultation. Call 501-603-1766 to schedule an appointment.

  • Genome-Based Comparison of Clostridioides difficile : Average Amino Acid Identity Analysis of Core GenomesFebruary 14, 2018

    Adriana Cabal, Se-Ran Jun, Piroon Jenjaroenpun, Visanu Wanchai, Intawat Nookaew, Thidathip Wongsurawat, Mary J. Burgess, Atul Kothari, Trudy M. Wassenaar1, David W. Ussery Received: 30 August 2017 /Accepted: 2 February 2018 # The Author(s) 2018. This article is an open access publication Abstract Infections due to Clostridioides difficile (previously known as Clostridium difficile) are a…

  • Informatics Track, First in U.S., Has Key CTSA RoleFebruary 14, 2018

    Meredith Zozus, Ph.D., with Amy Jones

    Amy Jones, M.S., often studies at a back table at Cheers in the Heights restaurant in Little Rock, where she also waitresses. Over the years she’s come to know the regulars, who include UAMS physicians and researchers. They’ve watched her grow up there, she said, and they have always encouraged her scholarship. Last summer when…

  • Interspecific plant interactions reflected in soil bacterial community structure and nitrogen cycling in primary succession.February 6, 2018

    Front. Microbiology, in the press, January 2018  | doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00128 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00128/abstract Joseph E. Knelman, Emily B. Graham, Janet S. Prevéy, Michael S. Robeson, Patrick Kelly, Eran Hood and Steve K. Schmidt Past research demonstrating the importance plant-microbe interactions as drivers of ecosystem succession has focused on how plants condition soil microbial communities, impacting subsequent plant…