Weekly OHDSI Digest – November 13, 2023


Please join our Nov. 14 Community Call (11 am ET) , as we will welcome our Collaborator Showcase Best Contribution winners to present their work and take questions from the community. Congratulations to the following honorees:

Observational Data Standards and Management (Stephanie Hong): Augmenting the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Dataset with Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Data, Secure and Deidentified Clinical Dataset

Methodological Research (Chao Pang): Generating Synthetic Electronic Health Records in OMOP using GPT

Open-Source Development (Cindy Ho): GUSTO Data Vault: Laying the foundations for an open science system with OMOP Data Catalogue

Clinical Applications (Jessica Maruyama): Patient’s outcomes after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) using reprocessed duodenoscope accessories: a descriptive study using real-world data

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 Erica A Voss, Clair Blacketer, Sebastiaan van Sandijk, Maxim Moinat, Michael Kallfelz, Michel van Speybroeck, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, Martijn Schuemie, and Peter Rijnbeek on the publication of European Health Data & Evidence Network—learnings from building out a standardized international health data network in JAMIA.


The 2023 Global Symposium home page has posted the video presentations and slides for all of the Friday talks, as well as the “Introduction to OHDSI” tutorial from Saturday morning. All posters from the collaborator showcase are also available. Please check out this page for all material related to the event.

• The latest edition of The Journey newsletter is now available, and it includes information on the OHDSI Symposium, recent community updates, publications/presentations from October, and plenty more. You can access the newsletter here, and you can subscribe to receive future newsletters here.

 The latest edition of the Our Journey annual report was shared at the Global Symposium, but there is a digital version that you can access on the OHDSI website.

• Research from both the 2023 Global Symposium Collaborator Showcase can be viewed on the Global Symposium Showcase page. Research is also being shared daily on OHDSI’s LinkedInTwitter/X and Instagram feeds as part of the #OHDSISocialShowcase. Below are posters (with study leads) that are featured this week:

Monday — Integration of Clinical and Genomic Data Mapped to the OMOP Common Data Model in a Federated Data Network in Belgium (Tatjana Jatsenko)

Tuesday — Estimating Observable Time in the Absence of Defined Enrollment (Clair Blacketer)

Wednesday – Modeling Decisions and Heterogeneity in Defining Aortic Diseases: Implications for Observational Studies and Phenotype Characterization (Evan Minty)

Thursday – Postnatal growth deficiency and neurodevelopmental delay phenotypes to study drug safety during pregnancy (Amir Sarayani)

Friday – Harnessing OHDSI’s Framework for a Global Real-World Evidence Master’s Degree Program (Justin Manjourides)

• The new Community Dashboard is available on OHDSI.org. The dashboard includes tracking sites for publicationsYouTube videosEHDEN Academy coursesnetwork studiesthe phenotype explorer, and opportunities.

HADES Developer Announcements

• Martijn Schuemie announced the release of DatabaseConnector 6.3.0. This contains minor improvements and bugfixes, and runs unit tests on all supported database platforms.

• Jamie Gilbert announced the release of ResultModelManager 0.5.2. This hotfix is to allow support for PooledConnectionHandlers to allow configurable DBI connection parameters allowing driver specification.

Stephanie Leonard shared an opening at Stanford University for a postdoctoral scholar in perinatal pharmacoepidemiology. The scholar will work closely with faculty members with expertise in epidemiology, medical informatics, and clinical medicine on NIH-funded research projects on the comparative safety and effectiveness of medications in pregnancy and related research topics. Our projects employ advanced analytical methods in large databases, including OHDSI network studies using claims data and electronic health record data in the OMOP CDM. Current topical focus areas include mental health, behavioral health and cardiovascular health of people who are pregnant or postpartum. Further details are available here: https://postdocs.stanford.edu/prospective/opportunities/open-postdoctoral-position-faculty-mentor-brian-bateman 1. Please send any questions to Dr. Leonard at stephanie.leonard@stanford.edu. Details on postdoc resources at Stanford: https://postdocs.stanford.edu/.
• Ajit Londhe recently posted that Boehringer Ingelheim is hiring for two positions: (1) Director, Real World Data & Analytics – Data Domain Owner (this position will lead acquisition strategy for real-world data sources for possible in-license/ purchase and additional analytical tools for in-house analytic needs across the organization … responsible for oversight of operational governance tasks & real-world data life cycle governance … US-based, remote location); and (2) Real World Evidence Data Engineer (IT position supporting RWE teams’ technology needs, including OHDSI stack support … based in Spain only).

• Yuan Lu, Assistant Professor at Yale University, announced an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate/Data Analyst at the Yale University School of Medicine. This person will work on the LEGEND Hypertension Project. More information, including job description, key responsibilities and qualifications, are available here. If interested, please reach out to Dr. Lu at y.lu@yale.edu


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