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MUIDSI Core Faculty Member Receives $2M Grant

Dr. Lori Popejoy, MUIDSI core faculty member and associate professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing, was recently awarded a $2M grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study the responses in nursing homes to COVID-19. Read More…

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MUDSI PhD Student Caleb Grohmann Selected for the Future Leaders for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) Fellowship

Congratulations to second-year PhD student Caleb Grohmann, who was one of twenty-six doctoral students in the country to be selected for the Future Leaders for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) Fellowship. Caleb works under the direction of core faculty member Dr. Jared Decker. Read the full article here.

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MD – Informatics PhD student, Cynthia Tang, wins the American College of Physicians 2021 National Virtual e-Poster Competition

Cynthia Tang is a first-year MD- Informatics PhD program student in Dr. Henry Wan’s lab. In her poster presentation “Assessing the clinical, epidemiological, and molecular implications of SARS-CoV-2 in Missouri”, Cynthia presented her research findings on SARS-CoV-2 viruses. In the May 14, 2021 American College of Physicians (ACP) town hall meeting, the Award Committee announced this news and said

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Events

The Soybean Allele Catalog Tool: A Web-Based Interactive Tool for Gene Alleles Discovery
Presenter:

Yen On Chan

Date:

01-20-2022

Time:

3:30PM-4:00PM

Location:

Zoom

The advancement of sequencing technologies has made a plethora of whole genome sequenced (WGS) data publicly available. However, utilizing the raw WGS data will not generate promising research outcomes for agriculture. To solve this problem, the Soybean Allele Catalog Tool (https://soykb.org/SoybeanAlleleCatalogTool/search.php) has been developed to assist researchers in gaining insights into soybean genotypes associated with

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An Evaluation of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Based System to Characterize and Correlate Physician Burnout and EMR Use
Presenter:

Katie Wilkinson

Date:

11-17-2021

Time:

8:00AM-9:00AM

Location:

2206 A&B Student Center

Burnout disproportionately affects healthcare workers and continues to rise, contributing to cost, quality, and patient safety risk in an already overburdened United States healthcare system.  While the causes of burnout are complex, evidence suggests that  Electronic Medical Record use (EMR) is one major contributor due to the increased clerical burden that decreases patient contact time and disrupts the provider clinical workflow.  The challenge of improving the

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Understanding Common Key Indicators of Successful and Unsuccessful Cancer Drug Trials Using Contrast Mining
Presenter:

Shu-Kai Chang

Date:

11-11-2021

Time:

3:30pm-4:00pm

Location:

Zoom

Clinical trials are essential in the process of new drug development. As clinical trials involve significant investments of time and money, it is crucial for trial designers to carefully investigate trial settings prior to designing the trial. Utilizing trial documents from ClinicalTrials.gov, we aim at understanding common characteristics of successful and unsuccessful cancer drug trials

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