BIOINFORMATICS SEMINAR - UMHS Headlines

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Oct 1, 2013 (4 years and 13 days ago)

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DEPARTMENT OF

COMPUTATIONAL MEDICI
NE

&

BIOINFORMATICS

SEMINAR


Wednesday
December
19
, 201
2

3:
3
0 PM


4:
3
0 PM

Forum Hall
, 4
th

floor, Palmer Commons


“Design and implementation of a modular cross
-
institutional biospecimen
d
iscovery resource”


Presented by:


Faculty Recruit


Nicholas Anderson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of

Biomedical Informatics and
Medical

Education

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bioethics

and Humanities

Associate Director, Biomedical

Informatics Core
, Institute of

Translational Health
Sciences

Member, eScience Institute

University of Washington



Abstract


Biospecimens collected for research are increasingly considered core institutional assets, and
increased
visibility of biospecimen
-
based research i
s generating enhanced awareness in
patient/donor communities of

institutional approaches to stewarding biospecimen resources.
Providing effective access to researchers for biospecimens acquired through surgical/non
-
surgical or discarded means requires dev
elopment and coordination of multiple clinically
-
focused systems environments and establishment of effective auditable workflows that ensure
quality process management. In parallel, developing governance processes to allow the
effective consent for use of
these biospecimens by patients requires ensuring that the public
communications of institutional commitment to patient privacy and participation in research is
aligned and tied to system capabilities.