Congratulations to 2021 Graduates of the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program

Congratulations to this year’s graduates of the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program! The OHSU Convocation and Hooding Ceremony will again be virtual this year and take place on Sunday June 6, 2021. The virtual ceremony can be joined that day at 10 am Pacific time. After the university-wide Convocation at 10 am and the School of Medicine Hooding Ceremony at 11 am, the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) will host an informal gathering for graduates and their families and friends along with other faculty, staff, and students. Details have been provided in an email from Program Coordinator Diane Doctor. There is also a pre-recorded message to graduates from Program Director, Dr. William Hersh (transcript available in his blog).

This year, we have 33 graduates joining our program alumni. Since the inception of the program in 1996, we have awarded 905 degrees and certificates to 815 people. We are proud of all graduates who have gone on to prominent positions in academia, industry, government, and other settings.

Here are the 2021 graduates with their respective thesis or capstone topics:

2021 DMICE graduates
Some of our 2021 graduates from left to right; top to bottom: Patty Langasek, Daniel Sobieski, Jennifer Rosenbaum, Suku George; Bryan McConomy; Rick Mah, Chionye Ossai, Chris Loo; Noah Finkel, Derek Richardson, Barrett Campbell, Amelia Drace

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Informatics

Julian A. Egger
Network-based Alternative Splicing Signatures of Drug Response in AML

Aaron S. Coyner
Machine Learning for Disease Detection and Prediction in Retinopathy of Prematurity

Joshua G. Burkhart
Reticula: A Project to Improve Reactome Tissue Specificity via Machine Learning Approaches using RNA-Seq Data

Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biomedicine

Justine V. Nguyen
Novel Discovery of Bacterial Ovarian Tumor Deubiquitinases from Primary Amino Acid Sequence

Jacob C. Gutierrez
DNA Methylation Analysis of Bicuspid Aortic Valve in Turner Syndrome

Daniel Sobieski
Knowledge Management System Development for Precision Oncology Products

Christopher P. Loo
Neoepitope Landscape in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Patty L. Langasek
Data Quality and Investigation Practices

Dan Fischer
Leveraging Knowledge Graphs in Multi-Omic Data Visualizations

Joshua Braunstein
A Deep Learning Approach to Chromosomal Structural Variant Detection
and Labeling using Hi-C Heatmaps

David P. Ross
Data visualization app for spatial transcriptomics

Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics

Samantha Lawson
Predicting Ferroptosis Susceptibility in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Eric Leung
Urinary and Vaginal Microbiome Community Structure in Women with Urgency Urinary Incontinence

Master of Science in Health and Clinical Informatics

Amelia G. Drace
A Reward System Polygenic Risk Score for Predicting Obesity and Substance Addiction

Noah Finkel
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Electronic Health Record Implementation Toolkit and Sample Project

Derek Richardson
Remote Patient Monitoring Programs to Reduce Congestive Heart Failure Readmissions
with a Cost-Benefit Analysis Tool to Model Expected Economic Impacts

Caroline C. Wright
Analysis of the Feasibility of and Framework for Establishing an ACGME accredited Clinical Informatics
Fellowship at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC

Barrett H. Campbell
Integration of Military Pediatric Immunization Records into a State Immunization Information System

Sarah T. Florig
Examining Physician Documentation Timeliness and the Use of Medical Scribes

Chionye R. Ossai
Using Publicly Available Reddit Data to Understand How Parents Choose Pediatricians

Frank Longano
Using Machine Learning to Predict Health Care Outcomes Among Patients Incarcerated in a State Correctional System

Jennifer Rosenbaum
Evaluating Efficacy of Telemedicine for Diabetes Care

Jonathan Sachs
Disparities in Telephone and Video Telehealth Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Master of Biomedical Informatics

Matthias Kochmann
The FHIR HIEdrant

Jay M. Pleyte
Optimisation of Bioinformatics Utilities at Omics Data Automation

Rick Mah
Pattern of Emergency Department Use by Short-term Geriatric Frequent Attenders

Graduate Certificate in Health and Clinical Informatics

Suku George

Jennifer Lamberg

Christopher L. Tenore

Bryan C. McConomy

Adam Rule

Tony Zhou