DALLAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PCCI (www.pccipieces.org) is a major scientific partner and collaborator on three prestigious grants awarded to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) exceeding $30 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Mathematicians, clinicians, and engineers at PCCI will leverage their strengths in scientific research, real-time health predictive modeling, natural language processing, and applied clinical informatics toward multi-institution research that seeks to advance knowledge across the clinical enterprise.
As part of an NIH sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), administered through the Center for Translational Medicine at UTSW in Dallas, PCCI will collaborate with UTSW, Parkland Health & Hospital System (Parkland), and Children's Medical Center of Dallas (CMC) on bench-to-bedside clinical and translational research.
Ruben Amarasingham, MD, MBA, president and CEO of PCCI and associate professor of medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will serve as Director of the Biomedical Informatics Program, where he will spearhead the informatics effort with a particular focus on predictive modeling, using electronic health record (EHR) data.
Robert Toto, MD, Principal Investigator on the CTSA grant, and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Director of the Center for Translational Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, commented, "I am thrilled to have Dr. Amaras
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