December 29, 2017

dBBQs: dataBase of Bacterial Quality scores

Visanu Wanchai, Preecha Patumcharoenpol, Intawat Nookaew and David Ussery From The 14th Annual MCBIOS Conference Little Rock, AR, USA. 23-25 March 2017 Abstract Background: It is well-known that genome sequencing technologies are becoming significantly cheaper and faster. As a result of this, the exponential growth in sequencing data in public databases allows us to explore…

December 28, 2017

Suggested mechanisms for Zika virus causing microcephaly: what do the genomes tell us?

Se-Ran Jun, Trudy M. Wassenaar, Visanu Wanchai, Preecha Patumcharoenpol, Intawat Nookaew and David W. Ussery. ©  The Author(s). 2017 Published: 28 December 2017 Abstract Background Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging human pathogen. Since its arrival in the Western hemisphere, from Africa via Asia, it has become a serious threat to pregnant women, causing microcephaly and other neuropathies in developing fetuses. The mechanisms behind these teratogenic effects are unknown, although epidemiological…

November 8, 2017

Need an app for research?

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The Department of Biomedical Informatics, the UAMS TRI and BioVentures, LLC is hosting an event next week to introduce clinicians and researchers to the resources we have on campus that are available to develop mobile and wearable technologies/apps. Come to the event, hear some quick presentations and talk to developers and potential collaborators about your…

November 6, 2017

Department of Biomedical Informatics at AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium

Department of Biomedical Informatics at AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) presented its expanded graduate educational offerings in Biomedical Informatics. The expanded program includes a graduate certificate, as well as Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees across four tracks: Translational Bioinformatics Imaging Informatics Clinical Informatics Clinical Research Informatics Drs. Meredith…

August 2, 2017

Arkansas Clinical Data Repository (AR-CDR)

Biomedical Ontologies Arkansas (BOAR)

The Arkansas Clinical Data Repository (AR-CDR) is a research data warehouse that provides a single and secure source of data for use in clinical and translational research. Since its launch in 2011, the AR-CDR has enabled UAMS researchers and faculty to conduct high quality, timely and efficient clinical and translational research. The AR-CDR houses data…

July 14, 2017

Arkansas Center for Genomic & Ecological Medicine (ArC-GEM)

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Under Dr. David Ussery’s leadership, the Arkansas Center for Genomic & Ecological Medicine’s (ArC-GEM) work in third-generation sequencing has exciting potential applications for a range of emerging infections, including current collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health on a project that could lead to rapid diagnosis of the Zika virus. Biomedical informatics extracts knowledge from…

Biomedical Ontologies Arkansas (BOAR)

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Under the direction of Dr. Mathias Brochhausen, the Biomedical Ontologies Arkansas (BOAR) mission is to improve the gathering, managing, transforming and sharing of biomedical data. Biomedical Data is data created to better understand health, disease, and their biological foundations. Biomedical Ontologies are integral in integrating and interpreting the biomedical data.

April 11, 2017

The Arkansas Bioinformatics Consortium Conference AR-BIC 2017

2017 Meeting Theme: Microbiome and Biomedical Informatics We Are an Arkansas Collaborative Community in Bioinformatics Research AR-BIC Third Annual Conference – April 24-25, 2017 at the Embassy Suites, Little Rock, AR Conference organized by: Arkansas Research Alliance, National Center for Toxicological Research and the Arkansas Bioinformatics Consortium For more information, go to:

April 10, 2017

April 14 is Bioinformatics Discovery Day at UALR

Thanks to support from the Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence Grant (NIGMS (P20 GM103429) at NIH), UALR is pleased to host its first ever UALR Bioinformatics Discovery Day on April 14, 2017 at the Donaghey Student Center on the UA Little Rock Campus. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science that combines life sciences, computer/information…

March 21, 2017

UAMS Chancellor’s Circle Awards Grants to 12 Programs

Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., awarded 12 UAMS programs a total of $360,000 at the annual Chancellor’s Circle Grant Awards ceremony and reception March 9. This year’s awards again set a record for the most funds distributed, said Rahn. Each of the 12 programs received a $30,000 grant. Members of the Chancellor’s Circle provide roughly $400,000…

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