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TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
DivisionPediatrics-Research Resource Office
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
Houston TX 77030
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    Uma Ramamurthy is the Executive Director, Research IT in the Office of Research, and Assistant Professor in the Research Resources Office of the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital. She has training/education in Electrical Engineering and Computer & Information Sciences, and 19 years of technology management experience in bio-medical and research IT. Her expertise includes design, development and management of IT systems for medical research, clinical trials and imaging; Experience in managing hardware deployments and software systems development including databases, application software and Internet technologies.

    Professional Interests: Architectures for health IT systems, paperless infrastructure for clinical trials, innovative IT solutions for medical research.

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    1. LeMaire SA, Trautner BW, Ramamurthy U, Green SY, Zhang Q, Fisher WE, Rosengart TK. An Academic Relative Value Unit System for Incentivizing the Academic Productivity of Surgery Faculty Members. Ann Surg. 2018 Sep; 268(3):526-533. PMID: 30004925.
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    2. Deter RL, Lee W, Yeo L, Erez O, Ramamurthy U, Naik M, Romero R. Individualized growth assessment: conceptual framework and practical implementation for the evaluation of fetal growth and neonatal growth outcome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Feb; 218(2S):S656-S678. PMID: 29422206.
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    3. Parsons DW, Roy A, Yang Y, Wang T, Scollon S, Bergstrom K, Kerstein RA, Gutierrez S, Petersen AK, Bavle A, Lin FY, López-Terrada DH, Monzon FA, Hicks MJ, Eldin KW, Quintanilla NM, Adesina AM, Mohila CA, Whitehead W, Jea A, Vasudevan SA, Nuchtern JG, Ramamurthy U, McGuire AL, Hilsenbeck SG, Reid JG, Muzny DM, Wheeler DA, Berg SL, Chintagumpala MM, Eng CM, Gibbs RA, Plon SE. Diagnostic Yield of Clinical Tumor and Germline Whole-Exome Sequencing for Children With Solid Tumors. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jan 28. PMID: 26822237.
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    4. Scollon S, Bergstrom K, Kerstein RA, Wang T, Hilsenbeck SG, Ramamurthy U, Gibbs RA, Eng CM, Chintagumpala MM, Berg SL, McCullough LB, McGuire AL, Plon SE, Parsons DW. Obtaining informed consent for clinical tumor and germline exome sequencing of newly diagnosed childhood cancer patients. Genome Med. 2014; 6(9):69. PMID: 25317207; PMCID: PMC4195891.
    5. McGann PT, Ferris MG, Ramamurthy U, Santos B, de Oliveira V, Bernardino L, Ware RE. A prospective newborn screening and treatment program for sickle cell anemia in Luanda, Angola. Am J Hematol. 2013 Dec; 88(12):984-9. PMID: 24038490.
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    6. Uma Ramamurthy and Stan Franklin. Proceedings of Machine Consciousness Symposium at the Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behavior Convention (AISB'11). Self System in a Model of Cognition. 2011; 51-54.
    7. Onar A, Ramamurthy U, Wallace D, Boyett JM. An operational perspective of challenging statistical dogma while establishing a modern, secure distributed data management and imaging transport system: the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium phase I experience. Clin Transl Sci. 2009 Apr; 2(2):143-9. PMID: 20443880; PMCID: PMC2877373.
    8. Uma Ramamurthy and Stan Franklin. International Journal of Machine Consciousness (IJMC). Resilient Architectures to facilitate both Functional Consciousness and Phenomenal Consciousness in Machines. 2009; 1(2):243-253.
    9. Mulkern RV, Forbes P, Dewey K, Osganian S, Clark M, Wong S, Ramamurthy U, Kun L, Poussaint TY. Establishment and results of a magnetic resonance quality assurance program for the pediatric brain tumor consortium. Acad Radiol. 2008 Sep; 15(9):1099-110. PMID: 18692750; PMCID: PMC2561197.
    10. Poussaint TY, Phillips PC, Vajapeyam S, Fahey FH, Robertson RL, Osganian S, Ramamurthy U, Mulkern RV, Treves ST, Boyett JM, Kun LE. The Neuroimaging Center of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium-collaborative neuroimaging in pediatric brain tumor research: a work in progress. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2007 Apr; 28(4):603-7. PMID: 17416804.
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    11. Bernard J. Baars, Uma Ramamurthy, and Stan Franklin. Chapter in Involuntary Memory (Editor: John H. Mace). How deliberate, spontaneous and unwanted memories emerge in a computational model of consciousness. 2007.
    12. Uma Ramamurthy, Bernard J. Baars, Sidney K. D'Mello, and Stan Franklin. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (Eds: Danilo Fum, Fabio Del Missier and Andrea Stocco). LIDA: A Working Model of Cognition. 2006; 244-249.
    13. Sidney K. D'Mello, Uma Ramamurthy and Stan Franklin. 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2005). Encoding and Retrieval Efficiency of Episodic Data in a Modified Sparse Distributed Memory System. 2005.
    14. Stan Franklin, Bernard J. Baars, Uma Ramamurthy, Matthew Ventura. Brains, Minds and Media. The Role of Consciousness in Memory. 2005.
    15. Uma Ramamurthy, Sidney K. D'Mello, and Stan Franklin. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - SMC2004. Modified Sparse Distributed Memory as Transient Episodic Memory for Cognitive Software Agents. 2004.
    16. Myles Bogner, Uma Ramamurthy, and Stan Franklin. Chapter in Human Cognition and Social Agent Technology (Editor: Kerstin Dautenhahn). 'Consciousness' and Conceptual Learning In A Socially Situated Agent. 1999.
    17. Uma Ramamurthy, Myles Bogner, and Stan Franklin. Proceedings of The Second Asia Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning. Conscious Learning In An Adaptive Software Agent. 1998.
    18. Uma Ramamurthy, Stan Franklin, and Aregahegn Negatu. From Animals to Animat 5: Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB98). Learning Concepts in Software Agents. 1998; 372-377.
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