Student Spotlight: Sarah Wiegreffe, Research Accepted to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Translational Bioinformatics Summit

Sarah Wiegreffe

Congratulations to Sarah Wiegreffe for the acceptance of her research, “Can Classifications of Publications into Translational Categories be Automated?” at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Translational Bioinformatics Summit, which will take place March 27-30, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

Wiegreffe’s research is a collaborative effort between Dr. Paul Anderson’s data science research lab at the College and Dr. Jihad Obeid of the Medical University of South Carolina Biomedical Informatics Center. Her research focuses around building classification algorithms and natural language processing methods to predict trends in medical research. By automating the process of manually labelling medical research abstracts, it becomes easier to see whether medical research is moving in the direction of benefiting human patients. The extended abstract will be published in the conference proceedings.

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