Robert Dennis, Ph.D.

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UCLA Director, Software & Database Development (CTRL)
Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles, 1998 - 1998
M.A., University of California Los Angeles, 1991
B.A., University of California Santa Cruz, 1983

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UCLA Bio Chem
10833 Le Conte Ave.
BOX 957208, 62-005 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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I am the Director of the Computing Technologies Research Lab (CTRL) at the David Geffen School of Medicine. I am also co-investigator in the Biomedical Informatics program of the UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute, the Informatics director of UCLA involvement in the National Children?s Study, and the leader of the NCI Prostate SPORE informatics group, with representatives from 11 institutions. In addition, I am the original developer of the open source pTracker data collection, reporting and management software system that is used by the Prostate SPOREs and many other projects. I am also the primary architect of the clinical data management system used by the IMPACT prostate cancer program. In addition, my group designed and built the UDA Online system, a generally accessible data reporting system used by Urologic Disease researchers. At UCLA, I am leading efforts to utilize NCI caBIG software tools to facilitate interoperable biorepositories in support of the UCLA CTSI and the Prostate SPORE programs. My programmatic experience and access to informatics tools makes me ideally suited to participate in f BIP.


A selected list of publications:

Anton Peter A, Cranston Ross D, Kashuba Angela, Hendrix Craig W, Bumpus Namandjé N, Richardson-Harman Nicola, Elliott Julie, Janocko Laura, Khanukhova Elena, Dennis Robert, Cumberland William G, Ju Chuan, Carballo-Diéguez Alex, Mauck Christine, McGowan Ian   RMP-02/MTN-006: A Phase 1 Rectal Safety, Acceptability, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Study of Tenofovir 1% Gel Compared with Oral Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate AIDS research and human retroviruses, 2012; 28(11): 1412-21.
Anton Peter A, Saunders Terry, Elliott Julie, Khanukhova Elena, Dennis Robert, Adler Amy, Cortina Galen, Tanner Karen, Boscardin John, Cumberland William G, Zhou Ying, Ventuneac Ana, Carballo-Diéguez Alex, Rabe Lorna, McCormick Timothy, Gabelnick Henry, Mauck Christine, McGowan Ian   First phase 1 double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized rectal microbicide trial using UC781 gel with a novel index of ex vivo efficacy PloS one, 2011; 6(9): e23243.
Becnel Boyd Lauren, Hunicke-Smith Scott P, Stafford Grace A, Freund Elaine T, Ehlman Michele, Chandran Uma, Dennis Robert, Fernandez Anna T, Goldstein Stephen, Steffen David, Tycko Benjamin, Klemm Juli D   The caBIG(R) Life Science Business Architecture Model Bioinformatics (Oxford, England), 2011; 32(14): .
Ventuneac Ana, Carballo-Diéguez Alex, McGowan Ian, Dennis Robert, Adler Amy, Khanukhova Elena, Price Charles, Saunders Terry, Siboliban Chomchay, Anton Peter   Acceptability of UC781 Gel as a Rectal Microbicide Among HIV-Uninfected Women and Men AIDS and behavior, 2009; 1302: .
Dennis Robert A, Encarnacion Rey, Helsley Andrew, Hong Sung, Huang Khy, Robinson Alan G   Open source tools in support of a multi-center prospective biomarker study in prostate cancer AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 2007; 5: 930.
Dennis Robert A, Wang Jeff, Huang Khy, Helsley Andrew, Robinson Alan G   The Central Codebook (CCB) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Tissue Eng, 2006; 13(10): 908.
Dennis R A, Gambhir S S   InternetQuestion and Answer (iQ&A): a Web-based survey technology IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed, 2000; 4(2): 116-25.

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