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.

  • DNAp: A Pipeline for DNA-seq Data AnalysisMay 2, 2018

    Scientific Reports (2018) volume 8, Article number: 6793  doi:10.1038/s41598-018-25022-6 Jason L. Causey, Cody Ashby, Karl Walker, Zhiping Paul Wang, Mary Yang, Yuanfang Guan, Jason H. Moore & Xiuzhen Huang ABSTRACT: Next-generation sequencing is empowering genetic disease research. However, it also brings significant challenges for efficient and effective sequencing data analysis. We built a pipeline, called…

  • Temporal Dynamics of Gut Microbiota in Triclocarban-Exposed Weaned RatsMarch 23, 2018

    Authors: Rebekah C. Kennedy, Russell R. Fling, Michael S. Robeson, Arnold M. Saxton, Liesel G. Schneider, John L. Darcy, David A. Bemis, Ling Zhao, Jiangang Chen ABSTRACT: Widely used as an antimicrobial in antibacterial bar soaps, triclocarban (3,4,4′-trichlorocarbanilide; TCC) is effective against Gram-positive bacteria but shows little efficacy against Gram-negative strains, potentially altering the composition…

  • UAMS Team First to Add Directly Sequenced RNA to Public DatabaseMarch 7, 2018

    A group of UAMS researchers is the first to deposit directly sequenced RNA to the National Center for Biotechnology Information databases, made possible by their utilization of a novel, handheld genetic sequencing technology. The federal government maintains a collection of databases with the aim of advancing science and health by providing public access to biomedical…