Congratulations to David Masuda! Every year our students vote to select the BHI
Teaching Award recipient, who is recognized for their commitment to education and the teaching mission of BHI. It also encompasses excellence in teaching. David Masuda is the recipient of the 2012-2013 BHI Teaching Award. The award was presented to him at the BHI End of Year Event on Friday, June 14. Join us in congratulating David!
Deanna Petrochilos successfully defended her dissertation on May 20, 2013, entitled "A Graph-Theoretic Approach to Model Genomic Data and Identify Biological Modules Associated with Cancer Outcomes". Through her grit and determination, Deanna's work has progressively matured since she left Seattle, and the committee was impressed with the thoroughness of her evaluation of an approach to help identify genes putatively involved in cancer based on their position in a network of molecular interactions. Several of the genes she identified as potential targets in liver cancer, breast cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma are novel or only poorly described in the literature, and the method also holds promise in characterizing the pathogenesis of these diseases. We were excited about the future prospects of this research, and hope the BHI community will help Deanna celebrate this milestone in her academic pursuits. Congratulations, Deanna!
Mabel Raza successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled, “A proof of concept system for automated cervical cancer screening in Peru,” on Monday, June 10. Congratulations Dr. Raza!
Thai Le successfully completed his General Exam on Thursday, June 13! Thai did a great job presenting his preliminary work and his proposed study to examine information visualization of wellness for older adults. His study is a great contribution to informatics and gerontology and he has carefully planned and prepared for the next steps, so we are looking forward to its successful completion. Congratulations Thai!
Shomir Chaudhuri successfully completed his General Exam on Wednesday, June 12. Shomir presented his work on feasibility, acceptability and accuracy of fall detection devices for older adults and did a great job outlining his innovative and significant project! We are looking forward to the completion of this important work. Congratulations Shomir!
Congratulations to Kari A. Stephens, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, who has been appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the division of Biomedical and Health Informatics as of June 1, 2013. See Profile
Please join BHI in congratulating Logan Kendall on passing his General Exam and PhD proposal on May 8 entitled, “Addressing the information needs of patients within the context of hospital safety.” Logan did a great job motivating the serious problem of hospital safety and presenting a clear, logical, and thoroughly described plan to understand and explore support for the patients’ perspective.
Turner AM, Reeder B, Ramey J. Scenarios, personas and user stories: User-centered evidence-based design representations of communicable disease investigations. Journal of Biomedical Informatics (In Press) Link
Turner AM, Reeder B, Wallace JC. A Resource Management Tool for Public Health Continuity of Operations During Disasters. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness (In Press) Link
“Ontology of Craniofacial Development and Malformation.” Ravensara S Travillian (University of Washington), Jose LV Mejino Jr. (University of Washington [Structural Informatics Group]), James F Brinkley (University of Washington [SIG, Dept of Biological Structure, BHI]), Landon T Detwiler (University of Washington [SIG]), Timothy C Cox (University of Washington, Children's Hospital Research Institute, and Monash University), Carrie L Heike (University of Washington, Children's Hospital), Michael L Cunningham (University of Washington, Children's Hospital), Harry Hochheiser (University of Pittsburgh), Melissa D Clarkson (University of Washington, BHI), and Linda G Shapiro (University of Washington, SIG, BHI, Computer Science and Engineering)
Wanda Pratt has been promoted to full professor as of September 16, 2013. CONGRATULATIONS!