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Project Summary

The Precision Medicine Informatics Group is an umbrella research group that brings together multiple students and faculty interested broadly in the domain of precision medicine and translational bioinformatics. The group meets weekly to discuss and get feedback on the research projects of faculty, student and postdoctoral students who are members of the group. The discussions include discussions of relevant journal articles, RFAs, grants, dissertation proposals, dissertation projects, etc. The two broad areas of focus are a) Precision Medicine in the context of Genomic Medicine, and b) Precision Medicine in the context of predictive analytics using EHR data plus/minus genotype or other biomarker type data. Projects include machine learning for prediction of biological pathways, machine learning for prediction of clinical outcomes, using the EHR to phenotype patients, developing knowledge bases of clinical genomic knowledge, development and implementation of genomic decision support, shared patient/provider genomic decision support. Major research projects include the UW faculty working on the informatics aspects of the UW CSER and eMERGE grants and the eMERGE bioinformatics data coordinating center and the CSER coordinating center informatics core. For more information on specific projects led by faculty and students please see Research Projects Grouped by Faculty or click on the name of a faculty or student in PMIG.

Project Keywords: Bioinformatics, Clinical Informatics, Consumer Informatics, Decision Support, Genetics, Genomic Medicine, Genomics, Machine Learning, Patient Engagement, Physician-Patient Communication, Precision Medicine, Translational Bioinformatics