Dr. Joel Saltz received the 2017 Marco Ramoni Distinguished Paper Award for Translational Bioinformatics at the AMIA Joint Summits Meeting

Dr. Joel Saltz received the 2017 Marco Ramoni Distinguished Paper Award for Translational Bioinformatics at the AMIA Joint Summits Meeting for his paper “Towards Generation,Management, and Exploration of Combined Radiomics and Pathomics Datasets forCancer Research J. Saltz, J. Almeida, Y. Gao, Stony Brook University; A.Sharma, Emory University; E. Bremer, T. DiPrima, T. Kurc,  M. Saltz, Stony Brook University; J. Kalpathy–Cramer, Massachusetts General Hospital.  

“This award is given to the first author of the paper at the meeting that best exemplifies the application of informatics methods to the elucidation of basic molecular biology processes that are relevant to the conquest of human disease.  The paper describes a novel interactive tool for data visualization of Genomic, Pathomic and Radiomic data integrated to patient outcomes and demographics.  To learn more about this innovative tool listen to Dr. Mary Saltz’s video about FeatureExplorer.  To interactively explore this tool please click here 

Paper URL here

Venue

BMI Department hosts two weekly Hackathons, open to interested SBU students, faculty and staff

BMI offers two weekly Hackathons (collaborative computer programming events):

BMI Hackathon (aka, the Hack-a-ton) meets Wednesday Mornings, 9am to noon, in the BMI HSC Faculty and Student Suite (HSC L3-045 Conference Rooms A&B).  All are welcome, just show up.  For questions, contact BMI Chief Technology Officer and Graduate Program Director, Dr. Jonas Almeida: Jonas.Almeida@stonybrookmedicine.edu subject “Hack-a-ton question.”

The HealthCare Data Hackathon meets Thursday Mornings, 10-11:30am at the SBMIT Flowerfield Training Room.  The focus is using the HealtheIntent platform for improved data analytics.  To join, please contact the organizer, BMI Chief of Data Analytics, Dr. Janos Hagajos: janos.hajagos@stonybrookmedicine.edu, subject "Thurs Hackathon."

SBU BMI has strong presence at AMIA 2017 Joint Summits on Translational Science

Our Biomedical Informatics faculty were invited to serve on one panel and to present two papers, plus a BMI doctoral student’s paper was selected for competition at this unique venue promoting innovation and networking among experts in Translational Bioinformatics, Clinical Research Informatics and Informatics Implementation.  The American Medical Informatics Association’s AMIA 2017 Joint Summits on Translational Science is March 27-30 in San Francisco.