Biomedical and Health Informatics Research Projects and Areas
Researchers participating in the UWM Doctoral Program in Biomedical and Health
Informatics, are engaged in many research projects with support from NIH, NSF and
private sources. They have also been supported through the UWM campus Research Growth
Initiative and the UWM Graduate School.
Below is an overview of some examples of these research projects. More information
can be obtained by looking at the web pages of participating faculty.
Intelligent Health Information Systems Initiative is a large collection
of multidisciplinary research projects that include faculty from Nursing, CHS,
LSB and CEAS. The iniative is lead by Dr. Sally Lundeen, Dean of the Colege
of Nursing, It covers many areas of investigation related to the creation of
intelligent health information systems to improve the safety and quality of
health care delivery.
suppression for cochlear implants The work of Dr. Yi Hu involves developing
innovative approaches to improve speech intelligibility for users of cochlear
System for Dental Radiology This project, led by r. Min Wu (UWM) along
with collaborators from the Marquette University School of Dentistry aims to
develop an innovative, interactive and web based educational system for dentists
to improve their skills in interpreting dental images with tumors.
EMR-based database for anticoagulation/anticlotting outcome research
Peter J. Tonellato,
and Michael Michalkiewicz. Researchers from the Aurora Health Care (AHC) Research
Institute and Zilber School of Public Health are working together on developing
a retrospective EMR-based longitudinal anticoagulation clinical database with
the goal of simulating and testing warfarin dosing algorithms designed to achieve
therapeutic dose more quickly.
- Image Processing and Biomedical
Modelling Dr Zeyun Yu is pursuing a number of projects related to modelling
the structure of biological molecules and organs. His work incorporates algorithms
for geometic modelling and data visualization.
Numerical Modelling of Blood Flow Dr. Vitaly Rayz's research interests
are in biomechanical analysis of cardiovascular disease initiation, progression
and treatment He collaborates with clinicians and scientists at the MCW and
the University of California San Francisco on numerical modeling of blood flow
in brain aneurysms with an aim toward developing new computational approaches
. This work is funded by the National Institute of Health.