BMI 205: Precision Practice with Big Data

  • Location: Li Ka Shing Center, Room 203/204 Seminar Room, Stanford University. Please note that on Oct. 2, 16, 30 and Nov. 13, the location will be LKSC120.
  • 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 2013

Date Presenter Department Title & Abstract Slides Reading Questions
Sep 25 Daniel Rubin Radiology and Medicine (BMIR) Medicine 2020: Precision Practice with Big Data slides2013 The coming age of data-driven medicine
Quantitative multi-modal imaging of treatment response
Oct 2 Nigam Shah Biomedical Informatics Generating Practice-based Evidence from Electronic Health Records Lecture2 slides Pharmacovigilance Using Clinical Notes
Practice-Based Evidence: Profiling the Safety of Cilostazol by Text-Mining of Clinical Notes
Oct 9 Mary Goldstein Medicine, VA Palo Alto Health Care System EHR Data for Complex Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and Quality Improvement: opportunities and challenges Lecture3 slides on Coursework Translating research into practice
Home blood pressure management and improved blood pressure control
Designing an automated clinical decision support system
Quality of Care for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions: The Role of Comorbidity Interrelatedness
Oct 16 Wei-Nchih Lee Medical Informatics, HP labs Towards Situational Awareness in Healthcare Decrease in Hospital-wide Mortality Rate After Implementation of a Commercially Sold Computerized Physician Order Entry System PEDIATRICS
Improving Prediction of Surgery Duration using Operational and Temporal Factors
Oct 23 Robert Shafer Medicine-Infectious Diseases, Pathology HIVDB: An online database and suite of analysis tools for HIV drug resistance knowledge discovery. Lecture5 slides Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor Resistance Mutations Associated with First-Line Stavudine-Containing Antiretroviral Therapy
Genotypic predictors of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 drug resistance
HIV-1 protease and reverse transcriptase mutations for drug resistance surveillance
Oct 30 Atul Butte Biomedical Informatics Transforming a Trillion Points of Data into Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and New Insights into Disease Lecture6 slides Expression-based genome-wide association study links the receptor CD44 in adipose tissue with type 2 diabetes
Discovery and preclinical validation of drug indications using compendia of public gene expression data
Nov 6 Russ Altman Biomedical Informatics Informatics in support of pharmacogenomics Lecture7 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
Nov 13 Eric Brown Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Watson: The Jeopardy! Challenge and Beyond Building Watson: An Overview of the DeepQA Project
Watson: Beyond Jeopardy
This is Watson!
Nov 20 Albert Chan Family Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Translating Legislation into Clinical Reality: Using electronic and personal health records meaningfully to create an ecosystem for health and wellness @paloaltomedical PAMFOnline: integrating EHealth with an electronic medical record system
Electronic Health Records in Ambulatory Care— A National Survey of Physicians
HITECH An Interoperetta in Three Acts
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Tipsheet
Nov 27 No Class
Dec 4 Jennifer Frankovich Pediatrics - Rheumatology Using informatics tools to evaluate clinical hunches (hypotheses) Evidence-Based Medicine in the EMR Era
STRIDE – An Integrated Standards-Based Translational Research Informatics Platform
Perspectives for Medical Informatics : Reusing the Electronic Medical Record for Clinical Research


  • Welcome to BIOMEDIN 205!
  • Lunch will be served before each lecture.
  • Lectures on Oct. 2, 16, 30 and Nov. 13 will be held at LKSC120, instead of LKSC203/204.


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 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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