Dental Informatics and Dental Research   Conference, June 12-13, 2003: Making the Connection
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Bibliography & Webliography

The following references served as part of the background material for the conference.

Biomedical Informatics as a Discipline
Biomedical Informatics Research and Applications
Dental Informatics as a Discipline
Dental Informatics Research and Applications
Dental Research
General Research


Biomedical Informatics as a Discipline

Friedman CP, Ozbolt JG, Masys DR; American College of Medical Informatics. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2001 Nov-Dec;8(6):519-26.
A review of biomedical informatics as a scientific field with specific focus on the dangers of fragmentation.

Greenes RA, Shortliffe EH. JAMA 1990 Feb 23;263(8):1114-20.
A seminal article about medical informatics as an emerging academic discipline and institutional priority.

Kaplan B, Brennan PF, Dowling AF, Friedman CP, Peel V. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2001 May-Jun;8(3):235-41.
A proposed research agenda on people, organizational and social issues in healthcare.

Masys DR, Brennan PF, Ozbolt JG, Corn M, Shortliffe EH. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2000 May-Jun;7(3):304-12.
ACMI debate on the commonalities and differences of biomedical informatics and subdisciplines, such as nursing informatics.

Musen MA. .
Methods Inf Med. 2002;41(1):12-9.
Proposal to structure the medical informatics domain by focusing on ontologies and problem-solving methods.

Musen M, van Bemmel JH. . IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2002: 194-8.
Report of an IMIA (International Medical Informatics Association) Satellite Working Conference on the challenges to medical informatics in academia, such as insufficient awareness of the field at large, the migration of senior informaticians to the commercial sector, and the shift of researchers from clinical to bioinformatics.

Rindfleisch TC J Am Med Inform Assoc 1998 Sep-Oct;5(5):416-20.
A discussion about the long-term role and agenda for medical informatics as a discipline into the next decade, including "engineering" goals and "basic research" goals of informatics.

Shortliffe E, Johnson SB. . IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2002: 194-8.
Description of Columbia University's Medical Informatics program with a general categorization of medical informatics application areas.

Staggers N, Thompson CB. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2002 May-Jun;9(3):255-61.
A review of the development of definitions of nursing informatics since 1980.

 

Biomedical Informatics Research and Applications

Bates DW, Ebell M, Gotlieb E, Zapp J, Mullins HC. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2003 Jan-Feb;10(1):1-10.
Practical suggestions on how universal use of electronic medical records in primary care in the US could be achieved.

National Cancer Institute. , Aug. 6 and 7, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
Archival site of a workshop sponsored by the NIC to explore opportunities for bioinformatics in the detection of cancer. This workshop is similar to our conference, although narrower in scope.

Sebastiani P, E Gussoni, Kohane IS and Ramoni MF. Statistical Challenges in Functional Genomics (with discussion). Statistical Science. 18(1):33-70. 2003.
Statistical challenges in the analysis of microarray experimental results in functional genomics.

P. Sebastiani, I. Kohane and M. Ramoni. Machine Learning. In press.
Methods of machine learning in analyzing results of microarray experiments.

van der Lei J. . Methods Inf Med. 2002;41(1):51-4.
Discussion of how electronic patient records can support practice, research and education through a comprehensive information infrastructure.

 

Dental Informatics as a Discipline

Schleyer TK. J Dent Educ 1996 Mar;60(3):291-95
Discussion of the emerging field of dental informatics and recommendations for its development.

Schleyer T, Spallek H. Dental informatics. J Am Dent Assoc 2001 May;132(5):605-13.
Discussion of dental informatics as a research discipline and its relevance to dental practice.

Zimmerman J. J Dent Educ 1990 Oct;54(10):600-1
Discussion of challenges and opportunities for dental informatics.

 

Dental Informatics Research and Applications

Barac'h V, Schleyer TK. . Quintessence Int 2002 Jan;33(1):69-74
Vocabulary coverage analysis of dental diagnostic terms in the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS)

Kuo WP, Whipple ME, Sonis ST, Ohno-Machado L, Jenssen TK. Oral Oncol. 2002 Oct;38(7):650-6. Review of the two most common microarray technologies and their potential application to dental research. Potential benefits include more accurate diagnosis and surgical treatment/drug-delivery therapy based on an individual patient's genetic profile.

Schleyer TK, Spallek H, Bartling WC, Corby P. . J Am Dent Assoc 2003 Jan;134(1):30-41.
Overview of the state-of-the-art in information technology for dental practice, with emphasis on clinical care delivery.

(Multiple papers) Journal of Dentistry: Educational Technology Section.
Journal section aimed at promoting the development and use of educational technology in dentistry through the publication of peer-reviewed dental education software, World Wide Web (WWW) sites and related articles.

 

Dental Research

Allison P, Bedos C. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 2002; 68(11): 662-662d.
Empirical study of the perceptions of Canadian dentists on dental research needs.


A list of dental research issues of importance to the practicing dentist developed by the American Dental Association (updated 2004).

Bertolami CN. . J Dent Educ. 2002 Aug;66(8):918-24.
Discussion of exposure and engagement of dental faculty and students in research.

Haden NK, Valachovic RW. The ADEA-NIDCR National Research Conference on putting science into practice: the critical role of dental schools. J Dent Educ. 2002 Aug;66(8):912-7.
Report of a conference about the importance of dental school in the creation and transfer of knowledge.


A comprehensive review of the NIDCR's mission, goals and activities. Includes strategic initiatives, such as research opportunities, research capacity and health promotion, as well as goals for the NIDCR as an organization itself.

Stashenko P, Niederman R, DePaola D. Basic and clinical research: issues of cost, manpower needs, and infrastructure. J Dent Educ. 2002 Aug;66(8):927-38.
Discussion of issues and challenges in implementing and maintaining research programs in dental schools.

 

General Research

Kim, J. Computers Are from Mars, Organisms are from Venus Computer, July 2002: 25-32.
This article discusses how the marriage of computer science's cold silicon and biology's hot protoplasm can produce genetic research prodigies.

LaPorte RE, Linkov F, Villasenor T, Sauer F, Gamboa C, Lovalekar M, Shubnikov E, Sekikawa A, Ryoung Sa E. . BMJ 2002; 325: 1478-1481.
Continuing discussion on the role of journals and electronic communications media in scientific communication.

National Research Council. Preparing for the Revolution: Information Technology and the Future of the Research. Panel on the Impact of Information Technology on the Future of the Research University, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2002.
Review of IT trends and their impact on the research university (focus mostly on education, some comments on research.)

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