The Northwestern University Biomedical Informatics Center (NUBIC) is made up of faculty and staff who are part of The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Genetic Medicine, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS). The operational side of NUBIC has three major components: the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), the Bioinformatics Core, and the Translational Informatics group. The EDW is the integration and reporting hub for all clinical and human translational science done at Northwestern, and is directed by Andrew Winter. The Bioinformatics Core is focused on clinical research informatics, high-throughput biology analysis (microarrays, proteomics, next generation sequencing) and is directed by Dr. Simon Lin. The Translational Informatics Group is focused on delivering software solutions for clinical research, basic research and translational research using Agile software best practices, existing medical data standards and biomedical ontologies.
NUBIC members are highlighted below
Justin Starren, M.D., Ph.D. is the director of NUBIC and the Chief of the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics.
Andrew Winter is the Director of the EDW and was the Founding Data Architect. Andrew is the co-founder of NOTIS, and the architect of NOTIS.
Jon is a Data Architect with the EDW and joined the team in early 2009.
Abby Cosentino-Boehm, MPA, is the NUCATS Assistant Director of Operations, the Division of Biomedical Informatics Division Administrator, and the Project Manager for the eNOTIS project and many other NUBIC applications.
Luke Rasmussen is a IS Architecture Engineering Lead.
Dong Fu, M.S. is the Team Lead for the NUBIC System Administration Team. The team is mainly responsible for system-level support for NUCATS/NUBIC/HBMI, Cancer Center, CGM (Center for Genetic Medicine) and CBITs (Center for Behavioral Information Technologies). Recently the team is also heavily involved with FSM centralization effort.
Jignesh Patel is a NUBIC Senior System Administrator.
Eugene Vilensky is a NUBIC System Administrator.
Christian Harris is a NUBIC System Administrator Associate.
Sharon Gordon, M.S.E.E., is the Lead Analyst and Programmer for the Cancer Center's research support and financial systems. She is the founder of NUDAIS. She is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
John Dzak, III, is a Programmer Analyst in the Core who is working on the caBIG™ Patient Study Calendar development project. He is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Jalpa Patel is a Programmer Analyst in the Core who is working on the caBIG™ Patient Study Calendar development project. She is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Laura Wimbiscus Yoon is the Usability Specialist for NUBIC.
Visiting Faculty and Staff
Tian Xia, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor who is an expert on high dimensional data analysis.
Students and Interns
NUBIC CGM Members
Dr. Pascale Gaudet
FSM MIS Department Members connected with NUBIC
Previous and Legendary NUBIC Members
Gilbert Feng, Ph.D. is a member of the Bioinformatics Core and has developed the GeneAnswers and GenePathways packages.
Warren Kibbe, Ph.D. was the co-associate director of NUBIC and director of the Translational Informatics Group.
Peter Nyberg, M.S., was the Lead Programmer for NOTIS, the clinical trial management system developed, maintained and operated by the Core. He was in charge of the project that will extend NOTIS to work with caBIG™ modules as well as the project to extend NOTIS to meet the needs of the clinical research community at Northwestern. Peter was the manager of the eNOTIS team.
Sean Whitaker, M.A., was the Core's security analyst and project manager for our caBIG™ developer projects - the Patient Study Calendar and cancer Adverse Event Reporting System (caAERS).
Rhett Sutphin, M.S., was the Systems Development Architect for the Core and the Lead Programmer for our caBIG™ developer projects - the Patient Study Calendar and cancer Adverse Event Reporting System (caAERS). Rhett is an expert at applying agile practices to biomedical software projects.
Edgar Garcia was the Programmer Analyst for CoreFac, the Core developed, maintained and operated system for providing Northwestern Cores with web-based administrative and ordering tools. He is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Nataliya Shurupova was a Programmer Analyst in the Core who is working on the caBIG™ Patient Study Calendar development project. She is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Simon Lin, M.D. was an Associate Professor in NUBIC and the director of the Bioinformatics Core.
Dr. Pan Du
Pan Du, Ph.D., was a Research Assistant Professor and member of the Bioinformatics Core. Dr. Du is the founding author of the Bioconductor package [lumi].
Thomas McKibben II, Ph.D. was the Core Informatics Manager for the Clinical Research Unit (CRU, formerly known as the GCRC).
Jared Flatow was a Systems Analyst/Programmer and a member of the Bioinformatics Core.
Julie Zhu, Ph.D. was an Associate Director of the Core and the head of the Clinical Informatics Group.
Dr. Moses Hohman
Vijayalakshmi Janakiraman was a Programmer Analyst in the Clinical Informatics group.
Sohel Merchant was a bioinformatics software engineer for dictyBase
Kyeong Lee, Ph.D., was a visiting faculty member from the Department of Statistics at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, Korea. Dr. Lee is collaborating with Dr. Lin on the application of hierarchical Bayesian models to mass spec data (proteomics). They are developing a hierarchical Bayesian model to integrate several analysis steps into a single model, steps that include peak finding, isotope effect removal, and ICAT quantification.
Anurag Kondapalli was a summer student with us. This is his second summer with us, and he has worked on the application of Web 2.0 technologies in several existing projects, in particular the mining of data from the National Death Index for our clinical research registries.
We were very pleased to be mentors for six Google Scholars during the summer of 2007. The Google Summer of Code page, as well as a page of our projects are available, and as the projects themselves result in finished code we will be posting those URLs as well.
See g3p, one of our completed GSoC 2007 projects.