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A webinar on "Recent Developments in GPS, GIS, and geospatial applications in measuring environment as related to health," will be presented 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 30, by Marta Jankowska, Ph.D., of the Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego.

About the webinar: 
Spatial technologies are playing a key role in research studies aiming to consider contextual and environmental aspects connected with health. A recent development is the combined use of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to better measure patterns of access to and engagement with the environment. These combined technologies give more specific and accurate measurements of access and exposure than the use of GIS alone.


A recording of Dr. Ida Sim's Grand Rounds presentation at the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory is now available

Dr. Sim is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of Biomedical Informatics at the UCSF Clinical Translational Science Institute. She is also co-founder of Open mHealth and an investigator for the NIH-funded Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), where she heads the center's Consortium Core.

The Mobilize Center at Stanford University sponsored mHealth Connect, a day-long workshop aimed at improving the use of physical activity wearables and apps for clinical purposes.

The workshop brought together device and app developers with a diverse group of clinicians and researchers in order to foster cross-understanding, seed collaborations, and identify key barriers and next steps to advance this field. Sessions were held in March and streamed online. Videos of the sessions have now been posted on the Mobilize Center's YouTube channel and are linked below:

Title: High-Performance Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE): A regulatory NGS data analysis platform

Presenters: Vahan Simonyan, Ph.D and Raja Mazumder, Ph.D.

Date: January 29, 2016

lINK: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?19453

The BD2K 2015 All Hands Meeting brought together researchers, educators, developers, and trainees from all of the BD2K initiative grants. The goals of the All Hands Grantee Meeting were to showcase research being conducted in the BD2K programmatic areas and build a cohesive BD2K consortium that maximizes synergies between participants. The meeting also highlighted the strategic mission of BD2K and the office of the Associate Director for Data Science.


Date: September 25, 2015

Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director, Dr. Kathy Hudson, NIH Deputy Director for Science, Outreach, and Policy, and Dr. Doug Lowy, Acting Director, National Cancer Institute, host a briefing to update stakeholders on the cohort and cancer components of PMI.

Date: July 27, 2015

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) is hosting a public workshop on the scientific, methodological and practical considerations to inform the incorporation of mobile and personal technologies in the national research cohort of one million or more volunteers. The workshop will be held at the Intel Corporation campus in Santa Clara, California.

Date: July 1-2, 2015

A two-day public workshop, hosted by the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD), on participant engagement and health equity as they relate to the proposed PMI national research cohort.

Date: June 23-25, 2015

The OBSSR 20th Anniversary Symposium was the culimation of two days of events marking the anniversary of the creation in 1995 of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSR) by the U.S. Congress.

The theme of the 20th anniversary celebration was "Healthier LIves through Behavioral and Social Sciences."

Date: May 28-29, 2015

A two-day workshop by the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) will host a public workshop on digital health data and research cohort design as they relate to the proposed PMI national research cohort. The workshop will focus on solutions to challenges in the design, composition, and organizational characteristics of a national research cohort of one million or more volunteers.

Date: April 28-29, 2015

On January 20, 2015, President Obama launched a new U.S. initiative, the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), to accelerate our understanding of individual variability and its effect on disease onset, progression, prevention, and treatment.

Date: February 12, 2015

Dr. Santosh Kumar, director of the MD2K center, gives a presentation introducing the center and its work. MD2K is one of 11 national Big Data Centers of Excellence awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its Big Data-to-Knowledge initiative.

Date: October 30 and 31, 2014

The mission of the Wireless Health conference is to provide the highest‐quality academic, health and industrial research forum to develop an international community that will accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies for improving health and lowering costs.