Margie Parham, MS, RN, MPH/PhDc


Global Health Promotion
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Empowering individuals with Health Knowledge

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Human Genome Project Information
  Completed in 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a 13-year project coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. During the early years of the HGP, the Wellcome Trust (U.K.) became a major partner; additional contributions came from Japan, France, Germany, China, and others. See our history page for more information.
Human Genome Projects
  Decoding DNA...
Image Gallery Gateway
  Images from the Genomic Science program and other U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) programs. Also includes archived images from the Human Genome Project and Microbial Genomics.
Introducing Titian The World #1 Open Science Supercomputer
  The combination of CPUs and GPUs will allow Titan and future systems to overcome power and space limitations inherent in previous generations of high-performance computers. Because they handle hundreds of calculations simultaneously, GPUs can go through many more than CPUs in a given time. Yet they draw only modestly more electricity.
Knowledge is Power: ancestry, health, DNA analysis
  Knowledge is Power 23andMe empowers you to better manage your health and wellness. Over 200 personalized health & traits reports Easy access online to your secure, privacy protected information The largest genealogical DNA database in the world
Microbial Genome Program
  Potential Microbial Applications Researchers have only scratched the surface of microbial biodiversity. Knowledge about the enormous range of microbial capacities has broad and far-reaching implications for environmental, energy, health, and industrial applications.
MyMediConnect: Personal Health Records (PHR)
  Empowerment of our medical health records. (PHR)
Navigant: IT Security and Data Breach Report 2012
  A breach that involved personally identifiable information and other patient data was posted on the internet by a West Coast health system for nearly a year before being discovered. The records of over 31,000 patients were part of several files posted online. The patient information included names, ethnicity, race, gender, DOBs and medical data such as body mass index, blood pressure, allergies, lab results and diagnoses. The records cover patients who sought care from February 2011 – August 2011. The data was searchable online due to incorrect security settings allowing the records to be accessed using Google and other search portals. The health system set up a toll free 800 number and is providing free identity theft monitoring to those affected. As a result of this breach, the health system is facing several class action lawsuits alleging negligence and failure to comply with state medical information laws. The lawsuits are seeking over $30 million in damages as a result of this data breach.
New Titan Supercomputer Named Fastest in the World
  Titan uses a combination of traditional central processing units (CPUs) and a family of processors called graphic processing units (GPUs) that were first created for computer gaming and have a unique capacity to perform the same operation simultaneously on multiple pieces of data.
School in the Cloud: Self Organized Learning Environment's (SOLE) Sugata Mitra
  â€œMy wish is to help design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together. Help me build the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can embark on intellectual adventures by engaging and connecting with information and mentoring online. I also invite you, wherever you are, to create your own miniature child-driven learning environments and share your discoveries.” Sugata Mitra
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