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CTSI: Transformative and Imaging Informatics

Imaging Data Analysis. Image analysis presents a unique set of statistical problems which require unique expertise and will be an essential component of the Transformative and Imaging Informatics section of the CTRIR. Special interests of this group include complex high-dimensional data analysis including neuroimaging data such as fMRl, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and EEG, and proteomics data. This group will be headed by Shuo Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UMCP and Greg Moore, MD, PhD, Vice Chair for Research and Informatics in Radiology, Geisinger Health System.

The CTRIP is structured around three specific broad informatics domains:

  1. Bicinformatics: focusing on novel methodologies addressing problems in biology, including such areas as genetics, structural biology, and neuroscience;
  2. Clinical and Health lnformaticst: focusing on issues related to patient care, including information and electronic health record (EHR) systems and health services research; and,
  3. Transformative and Imaging Informatics: to identify early-stage research that has the potential to yield transformative translational technologies into clinical practice within this CTSA as well as others.

Ultimately it will be the capacity to ensure collaboration and communication across these lines of inquiry that will ensure maximal opportunities for translation. The CTRIP is of primary and essential importance to the success of the UM CTSI.