Karchin lab publication named among the best by AMIA


A paper from the lab of William R. Brody Faculty Scholar Rachel Karchin, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and ICM core faculty member, has been named one of the best translational bioinformatics articles of the past year by the American Medical Informatics Association at their AMIA 2015 Year-in-Review Sessions, held recently in San Francisco.

The article, “A probabilistic model to predict clinical phenotypic traits from genome sequencing,” was published in the September 4, 2014 issue of PLoS Computational Biology. In addition to Dr. Karchin, authors from her lab in ICM include Biomedical Engineering predoctoral students Christopher Douville, Noushin Niknafs Kermani, and Violeta Beleva-Guthrie, as well as ICM alums Yun-Ching Chen and Hannah Carter.

AMIA defines translational bioinformatics as “the development of storage, analytic, and interpretive methods to optimize the transformation of increasingly voluminous biomedical data, and genomic data, into proactive, predictive, preventive, and participatory health.”  Further, they state, “The importance of Translational Bioinformatics continues to grow in biomedical research, genetics, education, and diagnostic and therapeutic discovery.”



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