Navigation Links
PCCI Collaborates With UTSW On Top National Research Grants Totaling Over $30 Million
Date:1/6/2014

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).

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130610/DA28424LOGO)

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. Amarasingham as the leader of  the UTSW CTSA Biomedical Informatics Program.  He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in developing and implementing innovative informatics science approaches—such as natural language processing and predictive modeling—to solve real-world problems in healthcare.  His leadership and passion for team science make him the perfect person to lead this critically important component of our CTSA program."

Dr. Amarasingham will also serve as Director of the Applied Medical Informatics Cluster for a new AHRQ funded R24 Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) at UTSW, Parkland, CMC, and North Texas Veterans Administration Health Systems as part of an AHRQ grant awarded to UTSW. PCCI will play an important informatics coordination role for PCOR, developing new methods to predict readmissions using data from novel electronic medical record (EMR) sources previously untested.  

"We have collaborated with PCCI on many innovative projects harnessing data from the EMR for observational and interventional research. This AHRQ center grant further extends that work in a deeper, more profound way," said Ethan Halm, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator on this award and Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Sciences and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Division of Outcomes and Health Services Research at UTSW.

On a collaborative NSF grant project with UTSW and the University of Texas at Arlington, PCCI is working closely with a team of advanced mathematicians to develop clinical prediction models using Bayesian modeling approaches.

"We're incredibly excited by these grants that look to improve clinical care through the application of carefully conducted health services and informatics research," says Dr. Amarasingham.

Contact:
Elizabeth Dwelle
1-214-590-4339
elizabeth.dwelle@phhs.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE PCCI
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Freeslate Collaborates with Medicines for Malaria Venture to Advance Therapeutic for Treating Malaria
2. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Collaborates with RML Incorporated to Develop Bio-Based Solution for Personal Care Products
3. DuPont Collaborates with Agricultural Educators to Reach More Students
4. Elsevier Collaborates With Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and Top Academic Institutions to Bring CodeForScience to Singapore
5. Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) Collaborates on Second Midwest Conference on Stem Cell Biology and Therapy, Oct. 5-7 at Oakland University
6. uniQure Collaborates with UCSF on GDNF Gene Therapy in Parkinsons Disease
7. Ambrx Collaborates with Merck to Design and Develop Biologic Drug Conjugates
8. Goddard collaborates with international partners on MMS instrument
9. Elsevier Collaborates With Prophecy Healthcare to Enhance Its Staff Development Offerings for Healthcare Organizations
10. Elsevier Collaborates with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.)
11. OvaGene Oncology Collaborates With Moffitt Cancer Center to Develop and Commercialize microRNAs Associated With Chemotherapeutic Drug Response
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has announced the creation ... biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" or "the ... a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors for the ... WDR5 represent an exciting class of therapies, possessing ... for cancer patients. Substantial advances have been achieved ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  The Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a university competition that ... living systems and biotechnology, announced its winning teams at ... New York City . The teams, ... at MoMA,s Celeste Bartos Theater during the daylong summit. ... curator of architecture and design, and Suzanne Lee ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... clinical trials of its complement C3 inhibitor, APL-2. ... multiple ascending dose studies designed to assess the ... subcutaneous injection in healthy adult volunteers. ... as a single dose (ranging from 45 to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... and technical consulting, provides a free webinar on Performing Quality Investigations: ... 2016 at 12pm CT at no charge. , Incomplete investigations are still a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/16/2016)... YORK , May 16, 2016   EyeLock ... solutions, today announced the opening of an IoT Center ... to strengthen and expand the development of embedded iris ... an unprecedented level of convenience and security with unmatched ... authenticate one,s identity aside from DNA. EyeLock,s platform uses ...
(Date:5/9/2016)... UAE, May 9, 2016 Elevay ... comes to expanding freedom for high net worth professionals ... in today,s globally connected world, there is still no ... could ever duplicate sealing your deal with a firm ... passports by taking advantage of citizenship via investment programs ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... and BANGALORE, India , April 28, 2016 ... a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY ), ... a global partnership that will provide end customers ... mobile banking and payment services.      (Logo: ... innovation area for financial services, but it also plays a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):