Khatri and Team Discover Biomarker for Flu Susceptiblity

Hernandez-Boussard Named to National Advisory Council

BMIR’s Tina Hernandez-Boussard has been named to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, providing her with an exciting opportunity, together with other advisory council members, to identify evidence gaps and set research priorities to make health care safer and improve care delivery.

Li, Chen, Downing et al 2018 HAI Seed Grant Winners

Stanford Clinical Informatics Fellow Ron Li supported by BMIR’s Jonathan Chen and Lance Downing and colleagues, are winners of a 2018 Stanford Human-Centered AI Seed Grant  for their proposal, “Mining the downstream effects of artificial intelligence on how clinicians make decisions.”  Together with Jason Wang, Lisa Shieh and Christopher Sharp, they are using data mining techniques to understand the downstream effects of AI powered clinical decision support on how clinicians make decisions. 

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Notable Projects and Services

CEDAR is making data submission smarter and faster, so biomedical researchers and analysts create and use better metadata.


The NCBO manages a repository of all the world’s publicly available biomedical ontologies and terminologies—now more than 390 in number.

Protégé is the most widely used ontology-development system in the world.

Diagnostics - Infectious Diseases

EteRNA, an online puzzle, enlists video gamers to try to design a sensor module that could make diagnosing TB as easy as taking a home pregnancy test.

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Green Button

Green button: the promise of personalizing medical practice guidelines in real time


CoINcIDE, is a novel methodological framework for the discovery of patient subtypes across multiple datasets that requires no between dataset transformations.

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