Javed with Renci and Duke Colleagues Received a NSF Smart Health Grant

MindsEye: Development and Evaluation of a Human Computer Interface for the MindLinc Clinical Decision Support System

Javed Mostafa (PI) was awarded one of the NSF Smart Health grants. It is a collaboration among three institutions, UNC, RENCI (Co-PI, Dr. Ketan Mane), and Duke (Co-PI, Dr. Kenneth Gersing). The project starts immediately and will last for about three years. Interested in a PhD or Postdoctoral position? Please contact jm@unc.edu with a recent vita.

Keona Health — A Patient-Centric Medical Decision Support Company Launches

With strong backing from TraCS Kickstart Program, a tech transfer arm of Translational Clinical Sciences Institute, as well as support from other UNC units such as the Launchpad program at RENCI, Keona Health recently launched as a company. Keona was recently awarded a NIH SBIR grant. Dr. Mostafa serves as Keona’s Chief Scientific Advisor and Chairman.

Carolina Launch Pad Adds Four New Ventures to its 2011 Class


Dr. Mostafa to Speak at “Content-Based Multimedia Indexing,” Madrid, Spain, June 13th, 2011

ViewFinder Medicine (VfM) System

It is an intelligent image browser tool designed to facilitate quick retrieval and analysis of MRI data. VfM adapts the presentation of content based on user’s search patterns and feedback. It is designed to assist a physician retrieve and analyze MRIs and currently supports access to the ADNI database of curated Alzheimer images. The talk will focus on his collaboration with a past student Mayank Agarwal.

Conference Paper: Content-based Image Retrieval for Alzheimer’s Disease Detection [PDF]

CBMi Conference

LAIR Represented in the 7th Academic Medical Center Conference

Dr. Mostafa was a session chair and presenter in the recently held 7th Academic Medical Center Conference.

New Rules! Putting Together Privacy & Security Policy, Technology & Practice in a HITECH World

Dr. Mostafa in the AMIA Joint Summit on Translational Science

TraCS Biomedical Informatics Core Director, Dr. Mostafa, recently participated as a member of the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) and a track chair in the AMIA Joint Summit on Translational Science.

In addition, based on work conducted in the NC TraCS Institute he had two presentations in the AMIA Clinical Informatics Summit 2011.

The two panel presentation titles are the following:

  • “Challenges and Emerging Solutions for Securing Medical Data and Applications” — with UCSF and Ohio State
  • “Meaningful Use and Personalized Patient Education” –- with NIH (Jim Cimino) and Duke

The abstracts of the presentations above included co-authors from NIH, Healthwise, Duke University, UC San Francisco, and Ohio State University. Dr. Mostafa was the lead author on both abstracts.

SIGIR 2010 Paper by LAIR Members

Work focusing a new distributed model for information retrieval conducted by members of LAIR was reported in the recent International Conference of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval held on July 19-23 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Scalability of Findability: Effective and Efficient IR Operations in Large Information Networks

Weimao Ke, Javed Mostafa (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

SIGIR 2009 Paper by LAIR Members

LAIR has a paper in this important venue which bridges the advances in HCI and IR. Dynamicity vs. Effectiveness: Studying Online Clustering for Scatter/Gather – Weimao Ke, Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Javed Mostafa (University of North Carolina)

MICCAI 2009 Paper by LAIR Members

LAIR adds a new paper in an influential conference in medical imaging (MICCAI 2009).The paper presents how a balance can be achieved in terms of data representation and access latency. Image Retrieval for Alzheimer’s Disease Detection – Mayank Agarwal, Javed Mostafa (University of North Carolina)

Dr. Mostafa is Co-Director of CTSA Biomedical Informatics

Dr. Mostafa is the Co-DIR of biomedical informatics at the new NIH CTSA-funded NC Translational & Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute dedicated to improving health care through efficient and effective use of information technology.

CTSA Grant Bring Prestige and $$ to NC School of Medicine


LAIR Leading Efforts on Clinical/Public Health Informatics Education

Dr. Mostafa and Julia Kampov-Polevoi recently received funding from the NC Institute for Public Health and they also funding support from the NC TraCS Institute to develop several courses concentrating on two informatics tracks: public healthinformatics (PHI) and clinical informatics (CI).