George Demiris, in collaboration with Lazelle Benefield from University of Oklahoma, Tamara Hayes, Jeffrey Kaye and Misha Pavel from OHSU and Margaret Perkinson from St. Louis University, received one of the 15 awards of the National Academies Keck FUTURES Initiative which supports interdisciplinary research on aging and healthspan. The project focuses on technology-enhanced interventions for distance caregiving of older adults.
George Demiris was also awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Education in Nursing (AEN) training grant. This is a 3-year $900,000 training grant to enhance the Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Technologies (CIPCT) MSc program and convert it into a distant learning format targeting the WWAMI region.
Demiris G, Parker Oliver D, Dickey G, Skubic M, Rantz M. Findings from a Participatory Evaluation of a Smart Home Application for Older Adults. Technology and Health Care 2008; 16:111-118
Spring quarter 2008 links to podcasts and slides can be found at MEBI 590 schedule.
Hao Mei (graduate of MS in BHI working with Tony Rossini and Peter Tarczy-Hornoch) has just accepted a faculty position at Tulane University after completing his PhD. He is a tenure-track assistant professor. His main responsibility is in the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. His research focus is on statistical genetics and disease gene mapping.
Please join us in congratulating Brent Louie for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on May 14th titled, “Modeling Uncertainty in Data Integration for Improving Protein Function Assignment”!
The proposed appointment of Dr. Brian Ross as Adjunct Professor in Biomedical and Health Informatics has been approved effective June 1st. For a podcast about Brian’s research, slides from his talk, and a one-page biography/summary of his work, please see MEBI 590 Schedule Week 2.
Casey Overby was selected to participate in a NLM Rotation for Medical Informatics Trainees this summer. The NLM Rotation gives fellows an opportunity to learn about NLM programs and about research being conducted at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC).
Dhileep Sivam passed his General Exam on Thursday, May 1. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the BHI Student iLab, James Gannon, and all of the students/faculty/staff who contributed to writing a proposal seeking funds from the Student Technology Fee (STF) Committee for the purchase of equipment and software for the iLab. The STF Committee reviewed 74 proposals that were submitted for its first proposal cycle this year. They decided to fund the BHI Student iLab proposal for the full amount of $19K. The approved items are Atlas Ti software, digital camera, Endnote X1, server, Macbook Pro w/Endnote, sheetfed document scanner, and Visual Studio + Microsoft Developer Network. For detailed information, see the proposal.