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Xing Song

My research interests are in biomedical informatics, machine learning and statistical learning algorithms, data mining and knowledge discovery. My long-term research goal is to use novel computational algorithms to discover clinically meaningful knowledge from integrated healthcare databases and apply that knowledge to understand and improve population health. I joined University of Kansas Medical Center in

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Rene Cortese

Rene Cortese, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor with a joint appointment at the Departments of Child Health and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health. Dr. Cortese studies epigenetics of complex diseases to detect and understand how complex diseases develop, progress, are inherited, and can be treated. Dr. Cortese received his MSc in Biological Sciences from

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Lemuel Russell Waitman

Dr. Waitman is a national leader in medical informatics and is well known around the country as an informatics researcher at the top of his field. We hope this is the first of a number of systemwide recruits that will further our mission to provide leading-edge research and world-class health care to Missourians.

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Kate Trout

Large scale datasets collected by Information Technologies have continued to have an increasing role in nearly every sector of the economy over the past decade and will continue to do so in the next. Despite national goals of achieving interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) and enhanced clinical decision making, health data remains fragmented. Dr.

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Iris Zachary

Iris Zachary is an Assistant Research Professor with a focus on cancer informatics. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Informatics at the University of Missouri. She has collaborated with nationally recognized leaders in cancer research and has presented her research at regional, national and international meetings of, among others, the International Agency for

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Jussuf T. Kaifi

As a surgeon scientist, Chief of the Division for Cardiothoracic Surgery and co-Director for Clinical Trials at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center at the University of Missouri, my overarching goal is to translate basic science discovery into improved clinical care for patients suffering from lung cancer. I have spent my career studying solid cancers using cancer

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Zezong Gu

(Biograph) Research in the Gu Laboratory focuses on the studies of neurodegeneration from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and cerebral ischemia. Studies include aging-related neurodegeneration on cognitive dysfunction, neuropathology, neurochemistry and proteome alternation in animal models. The mechanistic and translational investigations will aid for the development of biomarkers, preventive and therapeutic strategies. The Gu Laboratory uses

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Praveen Rao

Dr. Rao’s research interests are in the areas of big data, data science, health informatics, and cybersecurity. Specifically, he focuses on developing scalable algorithms and software systems to extract meaningful insights from massive, diverse datasets. His research, teaching, and outreach activities have been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL),

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Ronald McGarvey

Ronald McGarvey joined the University of Missouri in 2013 with a joint appointment in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department and at the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs. His primary research interest is in applied optimization and its applications to public policy and resource management. McGarvey has more than 10 years of

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Blaine Reeder

Dr. Reeder received his PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2010, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Prior to his academic career, he was a software engineer and technology consulting entrepreneur.

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