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Alexander Quarshie, M.D., M.S.

Director of Biomedical Informatics

E-mail: .     Phone: (404) 752-1683

 BIU Staff/Faculity

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K. Silva; Dr. A. Quarshie; Dr. Alema-Mensah; Helen Tyree;Dennis Bryan


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* REDCap Overview and Introduction Training

*Build Online Surveys/Databases   * Export Data * Import Data

*Create Ad Hoc Reports * Send Files Securely * Create Schedules

* Setup Projects on Mobile Devices * Create Custom Contact Lists    * Learn More Features

* REDCap Help Clinic - 2nd and 4th  Wednesday 8:30 -10:30 (NCPC E-Lab)


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The Research Web Portal is a point of access of research resources for investigators, students, faculty, and staff across MSM to integrate clinical and translational research information, data and knowledge resources, and provide a single point of entry for researchers across MSM and outside collaborations.

Researchers can create collaborative groups by using our private social networking connection through “Research Connect”

The Biomedical Informatics Unit (BIU) at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) focuses on the Integration of MSM and affiliated health information systems into an interoperable Clinical and Translational Research Data Repository (CTDR).

Such systems include:

· Electronic Medical and Personal Health Records

· Patient Databases

· Basic, Translational, Clinical and Population-based Research Databases

The long-term goal of the BIU is to establish an integrated standards-based informatics platform to support MSM Clinical and Translational Research Investigators in their own work and in sharing research information with collaborators and other investigators in parallel fields.

Biomedical informatics is a scientific discipline that focuses on the acquisition, storage, and use of information in health and biomedicine. There are basically four levels of medical informatics.

Though much of clinical practice involves gathering, synthesizing, and acting on information, there is a growing concern that information is not being used as effectively as possible in health care. We are in an era of uncontrolled health care costs, compromised patient safety, and a lack of utilization of information technology applications that have the potential to improve the situation. The role of biomedical informatics is therefore critical as we advance clinical and translational research in modern times.

Key Biomedical Informatics Capabilities


· I2b2
· Data Analyst Support
· A-CTSI web portal
· Collaborative projects support
· Consultative support
· Internet 2 connectivity


· eHealthstrides/Health Vault Initiative


· I2b2
· Gene Profiling Core
· Biomarker and Protein Profiling Core
· Cells and Tissues Core/Imaging Lab


· Recruitment Database
· Study Manager Clinical Research Management Software
· Diabetes Registry
· Hypertension Registry  
    Heart Failure Registry


· I2b2

· Integrated Health disparities clinical and translational data repository using i2b2 platform

· Clinical and Translational research web-portal

· Additional biomedical informatics support (e.g. programmers, RTRN DTCC informatics resources)

· Enhance mentored research training of CRECD scholars and other RCMI supported trainees