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Seminars on the Utah Population Database (UPDB): Session 1 - November 5th is a Course

Seminars on the Utah Population Database (UPDB): Session 1 - November 5th

Ended Nov 6, 2019

Full course description

Tuesday, November 5th, 2020,  2:00PM - 4:00PM, Health sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room 2110

The Utah Population Database (UPDB) is a unique and world-renowned University of Utah resource for genetic, epidemiologic and demographic research. There are currently over 100 projects covering a broad range of research topics that have been approved to use the UPDB. Three distinct but related sessions are being offered to describe the research opportunities available by accessing the UPDB: the first introduces the database and provides examples of its current and potential use in research projects; the second offers hands-on computer training on the UPDB Limited Query Tool; and the third explains the regulatory process for requesting access to the UPDB for a specific research project.

Session 1: Utah Population Database: Introduction and Overview

This presentation will provide an introduction to the Utah Population Database (UPDB), a University of Utah research resource. It is a rich source of information for genetic, epidemiological, demographic, and public health studies. The central component of the UPDB is an extensive set of Utah family histories, in which family members are linked to demographic and medical information. The UPDB includes diagnostic records about cancer, cause of death, and medical details associated with births. It also includes claims data from statewide inpatient hospital discharge records. The UPDB provides access to information on more than 6.4 million individuals and supports many research projects. The privacy of individuals represented in these records and confidentiality of the data is strictly protected.