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Data Aggregation, Translation & Architecture- DATA

UHN Research & Innovation Core; February 2022

With the sole purpose of helping clinicians make data-driven decisions, the Data Aggregation, Translation & Architecture (DATA) team leverages cutting-edge web and mobile applications, programs and databases for large-scale data collection and analytics via machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI).

From Cryptic to Clear

UHN Research; November 2021

Health care can seem like a sea of specialized terms. In hospitals, medical, scientific and regulatory terms are brought together and often shortened in clinical notes, which are used by the care team to monitor and treat patients. 

Connecting the dots for health data

Newswise; November 2021

Precision medicine requires big data. In order to improve the treatment of individuals with cancer, or to understand rare diseases, scientists and clinicians, as well as AI technologies require access to larger sets of health research data that covers diverse populations and wide ranges of conditions. For AI, more data means a better understanding of diseases, which will lead to more accurate diagnosis and treatment. 

COVID research at UHN goes virtual

Canadian Healthcare Technology; July 2021

TORONTO – UHN researchers, on a platform powered by the organization’s new DATA Team, are studying how older Ontarians respond to COVID-19 vaccines relative to younger persons in an attempt to understand long-term safety and efficacy. The first of its kind to be approved at UHN, the study is completely electronic, from recruitment to consent and at-home participation.

Canada CIFAR AI Chairs program surges past 100

CIFAR; January 2021

Canada CIFAR AI Chairs are advancing research in AI for health, climate change and responsible AI.

Canada welcomes 29 international researchers to its world-class AI research and training community.  The newly-appointed Canada CIFAR AI Chairs are advancing research in a wide range of areas, including machine learning for health and responsible AI.

CANARIE Awards $2M to Research Teams to Extend the Interoperability of Canadian Research Data with National and Global Systems

GlobeNewswire; September 2020

CANARIE announced today the selection of four successful projects from its recent Research Data Management funding call. This funding will enable research teams to work toward greater interoperability and integration of data platforms, repositories, and services within Canadian and global digital research infrastructures. 

Sniffing out COVID-19 with Google Search Trends.​

Medium; April 2020

Nothing awakens reminiscence like an aroma,” wrote Victor Hugo, but for many individuals affected by the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the opposite will be true.

His life-threatening genetic disease went undiagnosed for 30 years — then his newborn got it

Global News; February 2020

By the time he was 18, Ian Stedman had visited his family doctor more than 180 times.

That’s not even counting referrals to specialists, extra testing or visits to walk-in clinics and emergency rooms, of which there were many.

Access to human big data to accelerate research and improve patient care

Simon Fraser University News; January 2019

Registered researchers will have rapid access to an “unprecedented scale” of clinical research data through the new Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada and Africa (CINECA), launched today.

Text visualization: U of T researchers develop system for medical records​

U of T News; November 2018

Nicole Sultanum says one of the fastest ways to understand information is by sight.

“We’re much faster at recognizing patterns,” says Sultanum, a University of Toronto PhD student in the department of computer science and its Dynamic Graphics Project lab.

McGill-led genomics centres win $9.8 M, three-year funding support from Genome Canada News

McGill Newsroom; February 2018

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre and the Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics will receive a total of $9.8 million in funding over three years through Genome Canada awards announced Feb. 21.

Hyperion Research Announces HPC Innovation Excellence Award Winners​

Inside HPC: December 2017

“High performance computing contributes enormously to scientific progress, economic competitiveness, national security and the quality of human life,” said Bob Sorensen, Hyperion Research vice president of research and technology. “The winners of these awards have been judged to be among the world’s best at exploiting HPC to achieve important real-world innovations.”