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Moving Forward: A Weight Loss Program for African American Breast Cancer Survivors

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Melinda Stolley Moving Forward is a six-month cognitive-behavioral community-based weight loss intervention that was developed in collaboration with African American breast cancer survivors. The study includes text messaging to encourage healthy behaviors, provide motivation, increase social support, provide timely information related to healthy eating and exercise resources, and reminders of classes. More information regarding this […]

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Electronic Security and Privacy Technological, Human, Enterprise and Legal Considerations

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Ranganathan Chandrasekaran, Steve Jones, Robert Sloan, Annette Valenta, and Venkat Venkatakrishnan This is a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (NSF IGERT) program to develop cross-disciplinary research on electronic security and privacy. This program is making scientific, technological and educational advances by integrating the fields of computer science and engineering, social and behavioral sciences, business, law, […]

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Towards Formal Risk-Aware Authorization (RAA)

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Marianne Winslett RAA aims to develop a hybrid authorization approach to access control that augments the strong formal guarantees of ABAC with more adaptive, risk-aware capabilities. This will improve on traditional authorization decisions, which rigidly classify a user as satisfying or not satisfying an access policy. RAA will design strategies for approximate proofs of authorization […]

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Childhood Cancer Survivor Program to Empower Action in Care

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Lisa Sharp The pilot is designed to assess the acceptability and feasibility of a community-based intervention to engage childhood cancer survivors more actively in cancer follow-up care. The study includes an Internet-based version of the program to provide education, video-based media, forms and other online resources to support efforts of engaging cancer survivors in their […]

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Medical Device Plug and Play (MDPnP)

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Lui Sha, Ralph Johnson, José Meseguer, ChengXiang Zhai, and Richard Berlin The safe MDPnP project aims at developing the scientific and technological foundation to dramatically reduce preventable medical errors by safely controlling the complex interactions of networked medical devices, medical information systems, and medical personnel. We are developing formal systems composition architectures for safe and medical-procedure-aware medical device plug-and-play (MD PnP). In […]

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Enabling Biomedical Research with Differential Privacy

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Marianne Winslett, Nikita Borisov, and Jiawei Han Statistical analysis of patient data can help evaluate health risks, determine best practices, and develop new treatments that can alter the quality of life for millions of people. However, privacy concerns make it infeasible to provide researchers with unfettered access to medical records. The practical previous approaches to this problem have […]

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Strategic Healthcare IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS)

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Carl A. Gunter and Dan Roth SHARPS aims to develop techniques to reduce security and privacy risks that pose barriers to the meaningful use of health information technology. Areas of focus include electronic health records, health information exchanges, and telemedicine. The project includes investigations into policy considerations, service models, and open validation benchmarks. It is a multi-disciplinary […]

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Evaluating the Impact of an Electronic Health Record System on Outpatient Clinic Practices

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Dan Morrow and Karen Dunn Lopez The project is investigating effects of a new Electronic Health Record system at Carle, focusing on the impact of a change in EHR system on how clinicians in the Carle Convenient Care Clinic manage and communicate information needed for patient care. Researchers are studying patient care activities related to clinician information […]

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GaitTrack: Continuous Health Monitoring for Chronic Disease Assessment using Simple Smart Phones

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GaitTrack is a phone app to detect health status, while the person is simply carrying it during normal activities. No additional devices are necessary, only smart phone software. The GaitTrack software monitors gait speed, the walking patterns. It uses the phone sensors, accelerometer and magnetometer, to record spatial temporal motion of the phone. Our software transforms the phone motion into body motion. There is immediate application to chronic disease of lung and heart, such as COPD and CHF. A health monitor system using simple phone app can detect variation, individual change in activity status, and assess severity, comparing changed status to normal baseline for a particular level for the chronic disease.

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Evidence Based Discovery

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Cathy Blake Vast quantities of electronic information provide a unique opportunity for scientists identify candidate solutions for grand challenges as scientists, policy makers, and students have never had access to more electronic information than they do today. The goal in this research is to develop new text mining methods that are consistent with the manual […]

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