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Weekly OHDSI Digest-24July2023


Please join us Tuesday, July 25 (11 am ET), to learn what is happening around the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. We heard from six regional chapter leads recently with updates on local and global progress happening within our community:

Jason Hsu (Taiwan Chapter)

Lei Liu (China Chapter)

Nicole Pratt (Australia Chapter)

Tatsuo Hiramatsu (Japan Chapter)

Mengling ‘Mornin’ Feng (Singapore Chapter)

Seng Chan You (Korea Chapter)

Everybody is invited. Calendar invites went out last week. If you did not receive one, please use this link to join the meeting. All recordings from these weekly calls are available within our Teams environment and will be posted on both our YouTube page and our OHDSI.org Community Calls page.


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Congratulations to the team of David Oniani, Bambang Parmanto, Andi Saptono, Allyn Bove, Janet Freburger, Shyam Visweswaran, Nickie Cappella, Brian McLay, Jonathan C Silverstein, Michael Becich, Anthony Delitto, Elizabeth Skidmore, and Yanshan Wang on the publication of ReDWINE: A clinical datamart with text analytical capabilities to facilitate rehabilitation research in the International Journal of Medical Informatics.


Research from the 2023 Europe Symposium is now available on OHDSI.org. Posters from the recent Collaborator Showcase in Rotterdam can now be viewed on the Europe Symposium Showcase homepage. Research is also being shared daily on OHDSI’s LinkedIn and Twitter feeds as part of the #OHDSISocialShowcase. Below are posters (with study leads) that have or will be featured over the first 1.5 weeks:

July 20 – Integrating the OMOP CDM into the AI Sandbox of the German Health Data Lab (Melissa Finster)

July 21 – The Dutch ICU Data Warehouse: towards a standardized multicenter electronic health record database (Ameet Jagesar)

July 24 – Hierarchical clustering of microbial resistance profiles and ventilation protocols using the oncology extension (Jared Houghtaling)

July 25 – An Evaluation and maintenance of cohorts and concept sets the in OMOP Vocabulary Evolution (Dmytry Dymshyts)

July 26 – Mapping Data of Patients with Hematological Malignancies to the OMOP Common Data Model: A Case Study of Chronic lymphocytic Leukemia (Evangelia Minga)

July 27 – Standardization of the French national database SNDS in OMOP-CDM (Gaëlle Collumeau)

July 28 – The LAISDAR project – hospital EHR harmonization in Rwanda through mapping to OMOP CDM; outcome, challenges and lessons learned (Lars Halvorsen)

• Titan Award nominations are now open. To recognize OHDSI collaborators (or collaborating institutions) for their contributions towards OHDSI’s mission, the OHDSI Titan Awards were introduced at the 2018 Symposium and have been handed out at the U.S./Global Symposium each year since. You can nominate a community member for a 2023 Titan Award now; the deadline is Sept. 15, 2023.

• You can now register for the tutorial, workshops and workgroup meetings during the Global Symposium weekend of Oct. 20-22 at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in New Jersey, USA.

• The new Community Dashboard is now available on OHDSI.org. The dashboard includes tracking sites for publications, YouTube videos, EHDEN Academy courses, network studies, the phenotype explorer, and opportunities.

HADES Development Announcements

James Gilbert announced the release of CohortDiagnostics 3.2.3. This is a hotfix to support executing diagnostics in an isolated manner. Previously, not running concept set diagnostics would crash the shiny app as no concept sets would be created. Please check the release notes for details of changes.


The 2023 OHDSI Global Symposium will be held Oct. 20-22 at the NEW location of the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in East Brunswick, N.J. Registration is open, and the call for participation has passed; we received close to 170 submissions! Check out the symposium homepage for more information and updates as we get closer to the OHDSI symposium.

You can now register for the Intro to OHDSI tutorial and/or workgroup meetings during the Global Symposium weekend of Oct. 20-22 at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in New Jersey, USA. There is no sign-up for the HowOften Workshop.

Please make sure you secure your hotel room by using the link found on the OHDSI website symposium homepage under hotel information; rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis at the special OHDSI rate; rooms are 75% full so we encourage you to secure your room now!


Frank DeFalco posted an opening for an Janssen Research & Development for an Associate Director, Observational Health Data Analytics – Global Epidemiology. This position will work closely with colleagues within the Epidemiology department. Among other primary responsibilities, this position will be expected to contribute with minimal supervision to the successful delivery of observational analyses for clinical characterization, population-level effect estimation, and patient-level prediction to meet the needs of J&J’s scientific and business functions. More information is available here.

Evan Phelps shared an opening at UC San Francisco for an experienced ETL Developer / Health Data Analyst on my Research Data Assets team at UCSF. While this position will not initially be focused solely on OMOP, we have a growing focus in that direction, and I’d love to see some applicants from the OHDSI community. This is a full-time, permanent position on a team that primarily works remotely, so relocation would not be required if you already live within the United States. More information is available on this post or on the application link.

• There is an opening with IQVIA for an OMOP Data Analyst. Job overview: Under broad guidance, performs data analytics activities related to complex business problems and issues to provide insight to decision makers. May provide analytic support for internal project teams and for external client consulting or services engagements. You can find the full posting and apply here.

Ajit Londhe shared a recent forum post announcing a position for Senior Associate Director, Real World Data & Analytics at Boehringer Ingelheim. The purpose of this position is to: generate real world evidence (RWE) to support in-line and pipeline products; provide statistical advice on the analysis of real world data (RWD) to various internal and external stakeholders; contribute to the RWD acquisition strategy and tool evaluation; and participate in the development and presentation of RWE trainings. More information and an application link are available here.

Dina Gifkins also posted an opening on the forums for the position of Associate Director, Epidemiology, at Janssen Research & Development. Among the primary responsibilities would be to: assist with identifying research study needs, drafting proposals and protocols, and contributing to epidemiology and real world data strategy and study conduct across the clinical development program; conduct literature reviews and synthesis; provide assistance to clinical teams with study design; and identify and evaluate data resources to meet therapeutic needs; and work closely with other colleagues in the Epidemiology department when defining research questions, developing epidemiological protocols, and implementing solutions. More information and an application link are available here.

Justin Starren announced that the Successful Clinical Response In Pneumonia Therapy (SCRIPT) Systems Biology Center (SCRIPT) is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to work at the intersection of systems biology and clinical data management. The fellow will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, biologists, geneticists, and data scientists to develop tools to improve the management of multifaceted data to support systems biology research. Candidates should have strong software development skills and an MD or PhD with research experience with Electronic Health Record data. Experience with Common Data Models, such as OMOP CDM from OHDSI, is preferred. More information is available here.

Andrew Williams announced an opening for a Software Developer Analyst II at the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). This position will be responsible for executing software development initiatives, including collaborating with various stakeholders to understand requirements and design solutions, evaluating options and developing technical designs, and developing solution using appropriate programming language and/or technical tools.

Noémie Elhadad shared that the Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is seeking exceptional junior-level faculty members in the tenure track. The positions are open to researchers interested in developing and applying informatics theory and achieving tangible benefits to health care and biology. Three particular foci are (1) machine learning for healthcare and health-related data science, (2) health information technology-based interventions to improve health care and the health of individuals and populations, and (3) translational bioinformatics. DBMI serves as the coordinating center for OHDSI; more information and an application link are posted here.

• The Center for Computational Life Sciences at Cleveland Clinic offers an opportunity for a visionary Senior Faculty to establish our biomedical research and healthcare system as a global leader in Artificial Intelligence Research (AI). This Senior Faculty position will shape and expand AI technologies and applications centered around biomedical science and healthcare, supported by strong institutional commitment to build their vision. More information is available here.


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