CSEM Student Jette Henderson wins Distinguished Paper Award

CSEM Student Jette Henderson was co-winner of the 2017 Distinguished Clinical Research Informatics Paper Award.

CSEM Student Jette Henderson won the 2017 Distinguished Clinical Research Informatics Paper Award for her joint work entitled, "PheKnow-Cloud: A Tool for Evaluating High-Throughput Phenotype Candidates using Online Medical Literature" at the American Medical Informatics Association Joint Summits on Translational Sciences in San Francisco.

She co-authored the paper with her supervising ICES Professor Joydeep Ghosh, UT alumni Ryan Bridges from Epic Systems and Joyce Ho from Emory University; along with Byron Wallace of Northeastern University. Henderson's co-supervising professor is ICES Professor William Press.

The paper outlines a tool, currently in prototype phase, that harnesses publicly available medical articles to build evidence sets for candidate phenotypes and presents the results to the user in an interface.

Henderson's research develops models to extract phenotypes from raw electronic health records (EHRs) in a high-throughput manner, and the winning paper's PheKnow-Cloud arose out of the need to validate these phenotypes as medically relevant or not.

Posted: June 15, 2017