UMD Professor Awarded $935,000 Grant to Study and Prevent Adverse Drug Reactions
Dr. Ted Petersen was awarded a major research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop methods that can identify different statements that have similar underlying meanings in medical records. This will make it possible to quickly identify patients who are taking similar combinations of drugs and possibly suffering from adverse reactions as a result. This can then be reported to both the treating physician and to the FDA to aid in nationwide post-marketing adverse drug reaction surveillance. (read more)
Dr. Pedersen is an Associate Professor in the UMD Department of Computer Science and Dr. Pakhomov is an Assistant Professor in the UMTC Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems.