Payne installed as an inaugural Becker Professor

Philip R. O. Payne, a global leader in informatics and data science, has been named an inaugural Janet and Bernard Becker Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Among his many leadership roles, Payne oversees the university’s Institute for Informatics, Data Science and Biostatistics as well as the Bernard Becker Medical Library. This professorship was […]

School of Medicine joins NIH initiative to expand use of AI in biomedical research

Imagine if one day in the future, doctors could diagnose throat cancer, Alzheimer’s, depression or other diseases based on the sound of a patient’s voice. To help make that a reality, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is joining the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bridge2AI program, an estimated $130 million initiative intended […]

WashU Medicine, BJC HealthCare partner with new company to accelerate lifesaving research

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WashU Medicine) and BJC HealthCare are joining forces and partnering with CuriMeta, a new company that will accelerate lifesaving research in the fight against chronic and acute diseases that impact our communities. WashU Medicine and BJC HealthCare are engaging in this venture to bring sophisticated data sets in support of […]

Payne named Associate Dean for Health Information and Data Science

Dear School of Medicine community: I am pleased to announce that Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, currently director of the Institute for Informatics (I2) and the Janet and Bernard Becker Professor, has accepted the new roles of Associate Dean for Health Information and Data Science, and Chief Data Scientist for the School of Medicine. In formalizing […]

Big data: Putting information-based tools in doctors’ hands

From the WashU School of Medicine Outlook Magazine… Genomic medicine. Personalized medicine. Precision medicine. When it comes to interpreting and applying big data in health care, people may not agree on the best terminology. Most agree on one thing: Big data is an abstract, intimidating concept. DNA sequencing generates millions of data points for a single […]