Forging Frontiers

  1. Senior Informaticist Ursula Rogers
    April 4, 2018

    If you’re like most people, you probably don’t spend a large chunk of your waking hours thinking about medical data. I do, but then, it’s my job. As Senior Informaticist for Duke Forge, I live and breathe medical data: how to find it, understand...

  2. Yousef Zafar, MD
    March 29, 2018

    Looking for a ride? Or a dinner reservation? Chances are, there’s an app on your phone that will give you a real-time solution. Consumer industries are being revolutionized as applied data science allows them to match availability with demand....

  3. Dr Califf
    March 1, 2018

    Grim headlines about the ongoing U.S. opioid epidemic have become dismayingly familiar. Recently released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show deaths related...

  4. Michael Pencina, PhD
    February 23, 2018
    Michael J. Pencina, PhD & Manesh Patel, MD

    Whenever a list of highly cited researchers--such as...

  5. Dr Califf
    February 19, 2018

    Ever since the publication of the Flexner Report in 1910, U.S. medical schools have largely focused on human biology as the cornerstone of the medical profession. This...

  6. Dr Califf
    February 12, 2018

    Amid a great deal of current excitement, shading into hype, surrounding biomedical applications for machine learning, Vanderbilt University professor of statistics Frank Harrell sounds a timely note of caution.  At his...

  7. Dr Califf
    February 9, 2018

    Years ago, when I was conducting rounds on the intensive cardiac care unit, I noticed that our savvy interns, residents, and fellows were becoming increasingly frustrated. Ever-growing clerical work was one culprit; another was the proliferation...

  8. Dr Califf
    January 25, 2018

    Recent evidence points to a series of alarming trends in U.S. health outcomes. Overall life expectancy has declined for the second year in a row, deaths from...

  9. Dr Califf
    October 18, 2017

    After considerable discussion, polling, and “socializing,” we have officially arrived at a name for our new center for actionable health data science – the Forge. We chose a name that would capture the essence of what we’re working to build at...

  10. June 30, 2017

    We are entering an era in which the full stream of biomedical data—from genes to genome, to traditional medical data gathered from EHRs, to social interactions and environmental context—will enable us to better understand the drivers of health...

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