December 4, 2020

Dr. Lawrence Tarbox Re-elected as DICOM Standard Committee User Co-Chair

Congratulations to Dr. Lawrence Tarbox, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at UAMS, for being re-elected as User Co-Chair on the DICOM Standard Committee! The DICOM Standard Committee consists of manufacturing companies, service organizations, consulting companies, biomedical professional organizations, trade associations, other standards-developing organizations and government agencies worldwide that have a direct…

November 17, 2020

DBMI PhD Student, Mitra Rocca, Inducted as a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA)

Mitra Rocca, a DBMI PhD student, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA) this week during the AMIA annual symposium. The FAMIA program recognizes the contributions and professional accomplishments of AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge to their practice: Congratulations, Mitra, on this recognition of your work!

October 16, 2020

Dr. Fred Prior, DBMI Chair, to speak at European Cancer Summit 2020

The upcoming European Cancer Summit 2020 — scheduled on 18 & 19 November, 2020 — will feature leading oncology speakers, among whom will be Dr. Fred Prior, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). To register and for more information, visit: 

July 6, 2020

UAMS granted $894,704 toward Computer Automated Cancer Recognition project

Cancer project gets grant of $894,704 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received a four-year, $894,704 grant as part of a project to teach computers to recognize cancer. The project will use machine learning to help computers identify cancer, see if the disease is responding to treatment and note changes to genetic patterns. The initiative…

UAMS to aid $20 million statewide effort to build on data science strengths

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News Release) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received $1.9 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help the state establish a cyberinfrastructure platform that will improve on Arkansas’ existing data science strengths and competitiveness. … UAMS’ role has two parts. One is development of the Coordinated Data…

October 24, 2019

Pictures of Our 2nd Annual International Potluck

Many at DBMI brought their favorite gastronomic gourmet goodies for our 2nd Annual International Potluck! The event continues to be filled with international food, fun and fellowship. Thank you to everyone that baked, cooked, sautéed, slow-cooked, stir-fried, seared, braised, steamed, roasted and purchased food to make our International Potluck a success! Take a look at…

December 20, 2018

Genome Sequence of the Oocydin A-Producing Rhizobacterium Serratia plymuthica 4Rx5

Matilla MA1,2, Udaondo Z3, Salmond GPC1. Abstract Serratia plymuthica 4Rx5 was isolated from the rhizosphere of oilseed rape due to its antagonistic properties against plant-pathogenic fungi. The strain 4Rx5 produces the antifungal and antioomycete haterumalide, oocydin A. Analysis of its genome revealed the presence of various gene clusters putatively involved in the biosynthesis of additional secondary metabolites….

December 18, 2018

Genome Sequences of Zika Virus Strains Recovered from Amniotic Fluid, Placenta, and Fetal Brain of a Microcephaly Patient in Thailand, 2017

Wongsurawat T1, Jenjaroenpun P1, Athipanyasilp N2, Kaewnapan B2, Leelahakorn N2, Angkasekwinai N3, Kantakamalakul W2, Sutthent R2, Ussery DW1,4, Horthongkham N2, Nookaew I1,4. Abstract We present here the complete genome sequences of Zika virus strains isolated from aborted fetal tissue (brain and placenta) and amniotic fluid of a microcephaly patient in Thailand in 2017. The virus genomes that were sequenced have an average length of 10,807…

November 27, 2018

Author Correction: Imaging and clinical data archive for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients treated with radiotherapy

Grossberg AJ1,2, Mohamed ASR3,4, Elhalawani H3, Bennett WC5, Smith KE5, Nolan TS5, Williams B3, Chamchod S3,6, Heukelom J3,7, Kantor ME3, Browne T3, Hutcheson KA8, Gunn GB3, Garden AS3, Morrison WH3, Frank SJ3, Rosenthal DI3, Freymann JB9, Fuller CD10. Abstract In the original version of the Data Descriptor the surname of author Hesham Elhalawani was misspelled. This has now been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions. Erratum for Imaging and clinical data archive…

November 1, 2018

A Database Study of Visual Outcomes and Intraoperative Complications of Postvitrectomy Cataract Surgery

Soliman MK1, Hardin JS2, Jawed F3, Uwaydat SH2, Faramawi MF4, Chu CJ5, Yang YC6, Sallam AB7. Abstract PURPOSE: To analyze the visual outcomes and rate of intraoperative complications of phacoemulsification surgery after prior pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). DESIGN: Retrospective, multicenter database study. PARTICIPANTS: Eyes that underwent phacoemulsification between June 2005 and March 2015 at 8 sites in the United Kingdom. METHODS: Study…

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