Posted July 11th, 2016
Tangent was restored to service on July 15th. Jobs that were idle in the batch queue before the hardware issue are now running and users can now submit new jobs.
CHPC will be a satellite site for a new HPC workshop on Workflows to be held on August 9 and 10, 9am-3pm MDT each day. The location of the workshop is still to be determined, based on enrollment.
Conference will take place November 14th at the University of Utah Law School Campus. Poster deadline is July 31st, 2016.
Sunday August 7th - Saturday August 13th, 2016
An Analysis of Tobacco and Food Purchases
Professor John Hurdle, Biomedical Informatics, has developed QualMART, a tool for helping grocery stores promote healthy eating habits for their customers. To validate the effectiveness of this tool, the group conducted a study that compared tobacco purchases and the quality of food purchases. They classified household grocery transactions in the Atlanta region, based on whether shoppers had ever purchased tobacco, and then applied their novel food purchase quality scoring measure to evaluate the household food environment. The master database with 15 months’ shopping activity from over 100,000 households nationally is housed on a HIPAA-compliant cluster at CHPC (accessed via Swasey).
The graphic shows the difference between ‘ever’ and ‘never’ tobacco purchasing groups is significant, with green areas indicating higher food quality scores and grey and red showing lower quality scores, aggregated by the zip code of the grocery shopping location.
This study validated the group's data-driven grocery food quality scoring design as the findings reproduce results from other studies in the scientific literature showing that tobacco users have lower overall diet quality compared to people who do not use tobacco.