NCI Grants for Cancer Research

Vanderbilt University has been awarded a five year $8.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute https://www.cancer.gov to develop and serve as NCI’s “Cancer Systems Biology Consortium to be located at Vanderbilt. (more…)

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Discussing Machine Learning & AI

The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) within the Department of Commerce, https://www.nist.gov is an important player in AI, since the NIST laboratories touch many sectors including healthcare. (more…)

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Grants to Expand Telepsychiatry

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) https://scdmh.org  recently received grant awards for $600,000 and $1.2 million over three years respectively, from The Duke Endowment (TDE)  http://dukeendowment.org to expand their telepsychiatry services and school mental health programs. (more…)

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Developing Next-Gen EEG

It is hoped that a Next-Gen EEG device could help to bring back lost brain function. The Next-Gen EEG is under development at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University https://www6.slac.stanford.edu. The goal is to help bring back lost brain function by measuring how the brain responds to therapies that will stimulate the brain with electric current. (more…)

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Addressing Healthcare Cybersecurity

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has been actively examining healthcare cybersecurity issues to identify common factors and potential strategies. (more…)

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Funds for Disaster Response System

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within HHS https://www.phe.gov on June 14, 2018, posted the funding notice titled “Partnership for Disaster Health Response” (EP-HIT-18-001). The total funding will provide two awards for an estimated $6,000,000 in total program funding. (more…)

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Delivering Usable Information

Physicians need nearly a decade of training to understand complex patient data such as lab results and genomic data. New research recently published in AcademyHealth’s “eGEMS” https://egems.academyhealth.org open access peer reviewed journal, highlights how this information can be delivered to patients and providers in ways that they can understand and use. (more…)

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