Bioinformatics & Cyber­infrastructure

Aims

  • Create a core for informatics resources that supports operations, administration, and clinical/translational research activities of the IDeA-CTR.

  • Create the structures to facilitate and encourage the sharing of data, and expertise between the BICEC and the UofL INBRE funded Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network.

  • Establish/adopt and implement best practices for the extraction, transformation, normalization and loading of information derived from EHRs.

  • Design and implement an architecture that includes secure, outward facing application programming interfaces which will allow and enable information exchange between and among healthcare enterprises and researchers in the KentuckyOne Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, and CTSA/CTR networks.

  • Establish clear lines for institutional authority and policies that will define what approvals are required for information exchange both within and across them.

  • Work with University of Louisville Library management, as well as the managers of KentuckyOne Health’s AnywhereCare and University of Louisville Hospital’s Remote Physician Presence Robot Network program to understand how we may enhance and benefit from the existing programs that provide off-campus access to journals to KYOne Health members, and web access for patients to KYOne Health physicians.

  • Implement a security architecture that leverages the existing autonomous security systems across our research and clinical enterprises, and acquire a single sign on federated identity management system that will ensure protection of patient privacy and confidentiality.

  • Identify research questions that may benefit from integration and analysis of locally generated Big Data.

Members

Leader

Portrait of Nigel Cooper, PhD
Nigel Cooper, PhD

Mail

Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network & INBRE
University of Louisville Health Science Center
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

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Functions

Integrates bioinformatics efforts of the INBRE with the CTSI. Maintains strong collaborations with a number of universities and colleges around the state where additional expertise and resources can be accessed. Manages and oversees the core’s overall functions and activities.

Co-leaders

Portrait of Ted Kalbfleisch, PhD
Ted Kalbfleisch, PhD

Titles

Mail

Center for Genetics & Molecular Medicine
University of Louisville Health Science Center
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

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Functions

General contact person for this core. Works with IT personnel to coordinate the development of robust systems, databases and networks. Provides operational oversight for the development of the infrastructure.

Biostatisticians