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CBMi Featured in 2012 CHOP Research Institute Annual Report

The Center for Biomedical Informatics is featured in the 2012 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute Annual Report, "The Cornerstone of Personalized Medicine."

Led by Peter White, PhD, CBMi develops innovative solutions that address the informatics needs of the Research Institute — and beyond. It provides the aptitude and infrastructure critical to maximizing the value of the data and other information relevant to research and clinical activities at Children’s Hospital.

CBMi’s expertise in medicine, biology, statistics, mathematics, linguistics, and computer science empowers it to help investigators, clinicians, and families alike best use the ever-evolving and expanding pediatric health information.

Read about CBMi's efforts in

  • Reading the Blueprints of Common Diseases
  • Fortifying the Data Structure.
  • Interpreting the Genetic "Plan"
    • SDM Asthma Portal

      CBMi's Dr. Robert Grundmeier and lead Human Computer Interaction Specialist Dean Karavite collaborated with Dr. Alexander Fiks on the creation of the Shared Decision Making Portal for Pediatric Chronic Illness. Drs. Fiks and Grundmeier’s portal is a modification of MyChart that greatly expands MyChart’s capabilities. While the pilot version of the portal is focused solely on asthma, Dr. Fiks and his team hope to eventually introduce versions geared toward other diseases, such as ADHD. Read more about Making Families Active Partners in Care.

      Genome Wowser

      With the iPad® application Genome Wowser, investigators can quickly and efficiently navigate the vast information on the human genome. Developed by the Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMi) at Children’s Hospital, Genome Wowser provides for the convenient, intuitive, and highly mobile exploration of genomic information.

      Since its launch, Genome Wowser has been consistently ranked as a top 10 “What’s Hot” medical app on iTunes, downloaded more than 7,000 times and updated more than 25,000 times from researchers in 79 countries. A second version of the app, released in August 2012, includes access to the genome sequences of more than three dozen non-human species, including dogs, cats, mice, chimpanzees, elephants, and 11 species of fruit fly, plus further improvements in the touch interface.

      Read more about Genome Wowser

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