Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - Professor Christopher Chute - Thu 2006-12-14    (RNH)

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Abstract: (by ChristopherChute)    (ROG)

LexGrid, the Lexical Grid, is a common data model for vocabularies and ontologies with a suite of associated services. These services, divided into runtime and browsing classes, include standard methods for accessing content, attributes, child concepts by subsumption, and semantic relationships. LexGrid has been adopted as part of NCI’s caBIG under the moniker of LexBIG to function as the core middleware for terminology access within caBIG, by CDC as LexPHIN to replace terminology services within the Public Health Information Network, and as the core content manager within the National Center for Biomedical Ontology as part of the corresponding NIH Roadmap center of excellence at Stanford.    (ROH)

Dr. Chute received his undergraduate and medical training at Brown University, internal medicine residency at Dartmouth, and doctoral training in Epidemiology at Harvard. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Epidemiology, and the American College of Medical Informatics. He became Head of the Section of Medical Information Resources at Mayo Foundation in 1988 and is now Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics. As a career scientist at Mayo, Dr. Chute’s NIH and AHCPR/AHRQ funded research in medical concept representation, clinical information retrieval, and patient data repositories have been widely published. He is a Board member of the ANSI Health Information Standards Technology Panel, Convener of Healthcare Concept Representation WG3 within the ISO Health Informatics Technical Committee, chair-elect of the US delegation to ISO TC215 for Health Informatics, co-chair of the HL7 Vocabulary Committee, Chair of the Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics study section at NIH, and has served on or chaired multiple other NIH biomedical informatics study sections. He has chaired the International Medical Informatics Association WG6 on Medical Concept Representation since 1994 and was twice elected Vice-Chair of the ANSI Health Informatics Standards Board.    (ROP)

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