BMI 205: Precision Practice with Big Data

  • Location: Li Ka Shing Center, Room 120 Seminar Room, Stanford University.
  • Time: Wednesdays 12:15-1:05pm, lunch will be provided and served at 12:00pm.
  • VIDEOS: Recordings will be posted after each lecture.

Schedule, Fall 2014

Date Presenter Department Title Slides Reading Questions
Sep 24 Daniel Rubin Radiology and Medicine (BMIR) Medicine 2020: Precision Practice with Big Data slides Rapid-Learning System for Cancer Care
Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America
Oct 1 Nigam Shah Biomedical Informatics Medicine in the age of EHRs slides A ‘Green Button’ For Using Aggregate Patient Data At The Point Of Care
Profiling the safety of Cilostazol using free-text clinical notes
Pharmacovigilance using clinical notes
Oct 8 Olivier Gevaert Biomedical Informatics Multi-scale data fusion in glioblastoma multiforme - Glioblastoma Multiforme
Identification of varian cancer driver genes by using module network integration of multi-omics data
Oct 15 Mary Goldstein Medicine, VA Palo Alto Health Care System EHR Data for Complex Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and Quality Improvement: opportunities and challenges - Translating research into practice
Home blood pressure management and improved blood pressure control
Designing an automated clinical decision support system
Examining the Evidence: A Systematic Review of the Inclusion and Analysis of Older Adults in Randomized Controlled Trials
Oct 22 Russ Altman Biomedical Informatics The network of data connecting genes to drugs slides Estimation of the Warfarin Dose with Clinical and Pharmacogenetic Data
Phased whole-genome genetic risk in a family quartet using a major allele reference sequence
Clinical assessment incorporating a personal genome
Oct 29 Sarah Aerni Pivotal Data Science in Healthcare and Life Sciences: Biomedical Informatics in Industry - None Q-week6
Nov 5 Sylvia Plevritis Radiology Modeling the Role of Differentiation in Cancer Progression - None Q-week7
Nov 12 Atul Butte Biomedical Informatics Translating trillions of points of data into therapies, diagnostics, and new insights into disease - Translational Bioinformatics: Coming of Age
Computational Repositioning of the Anticonvulsant Topiramate for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Nov 19 Eric Brown Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Watson: The Jeopardy! Challenge and Beyond - None Q-week9
Nov 26 No Class
Dec 3 Josh Knowles Cardiovascular Medicine Use of electronic phenotyping and machine learning algorithms to identify familial hypercholesterolemia patients in electronic health records slides coming soon Q-week10


  • Welcome to BIOMEDIN 205!
  • Lunch will be served before each lecture.


Mailing List

Non-enrolled students who would like to receive announcements: please email me ( your request with BMI 205 included in the subject line.


The only requirement is weekly attendance. If you are unable to attend, you will need to view the videotaped seminar (see top of the page) and complete a short written assignment / answer questions based on the content of the seminar. These make-up questions will be posted shortly after lecture and are due prior to the next scheduled talk. Submit by emailing to with BMI 205 at the beginning of the subject line.

Past Quarters

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