NSF Awards $20 Million

The National Science Foundation recently awarded three large Frontier awards involving health and wellness, security, and effective web privacy totaling nearly $20 million. The funding will go to support collaborative multi-university research and education activities. The three Frontier projects are part of more than 110 new cybersecurity research projects being funded in 33 states with award amounts ranging from $100,000 to $10 million. (more…)

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Alaska’s SHARP Program

Alaska’s SHARP program seeks to recruit and retain selected healthcare professionals to serve in designated healthcare shortage areas in exchange for the repayment of qualifying education loans. Selected healthcare practitioners sign a three year contract stating their commitment to serve in identified high need areas and facilities. (more…)

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Tools to Handle Big Data

The Obama Administration announced a “National Big Data Research and Development Initiative” in March 2012. At that time six federal departments and agencies promised more than $200 million in new commitments to improve and develop the tools, techniques, and human capital needed to move from data to knowledge to action. (more…)

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Navy Testing Edge Bioinformatics

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) a surveillance tool is used by researchers to rapidly and economically gather DNA information from biological samples. DOD is looking into using NGS outside the U.S by enabling the use of an automated system. (more…)

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News from HIEs

Doctors in emergency departments across central and northeast Pennsylvania are now able to use the Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) to access a patient’s heart monitoring results from Geisinger wherever or whenever the patient receives care. (more…)

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NCI Seeks Research Parties

The National Cancer Institute’s Optical Microscopy and Analysis Laboratory is looking for research parties to collaboratively further co-develop software for cancer diagnosis. So far, several genes have been identified that have altered spatial positioning inside the nucleus of breast cancer cells when compared to normal breast tissues. (more…)

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Biomedical Innovation Meeting Coming

NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) plans to award partial support to the Brookings Institute’s Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform  to conduct the “National Forum on Biomedical Innovation: Identifying Challenges and Prioritizing Needs in Medical Devices R&D”. The Forum is scheduled to be presented February 2014. (more…)

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