Short Course for Inter-American Development Bank

July 30 through August 1, DCHI provided a Short Course for 24 employees of the Inter-American Development Bank, the main source of multilateral financing in Latin America. They provide solutions to development challenges and support in the key areas of the region.  Fourteen countries in the Caribbean and Latin America were represented.  The purpose of the course was to give participants a broad overview of the history of healthcare, current trends and the process of converting from paper to electronic health systems.

Duke particpants included: Iain Sanderson, BM, BCh (Director, Biomedical Informatics Core); Rachel Richesson, PhD (Associate Professor, Duke School of Nursing); Eric Eisenstein, DBP (Associate Professor, Duke School of Medicine); Genie McPeek-Hinz, MD (Associate Chief Health Information Officer, Duke University Health System); Eric Poon, MD (Chief Health Information Officer, Duke Medicine); Jimmy Tcheng, MD (Chief Medical Information Officer, Duke Heart Network); Ed Hammond, PhD (Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics; and Vivian West, PhD (Associate Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics).  The  Short Course was held at JB Duke Hotel and Conference Center in Durham, NC.

CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship 2019-21 Applications are open now!

Applications for CDC’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) are open August 6, 2018- November 5. 2018. PHIFP provides on-the-job training for doctoral- or master’s-prepared professionals. While working in CDC programs to enhance the agency’s informatics workforce, fellows help state and local health departments and international public health agencies solve complex public health informatics challenges. They apply expertise in information science, computer science, and information technology to address current and future informatics needs.

For more information, visit the PHIFP website. For questions about PHIFP, send an email to PHIPF@cdc.gov.

Pfizer Clinical Research Informatics team visits Duke

In March, 2018 Ed Hammond, PhD, FACMI, FAIMBE, FIMIA, FHL7, FIAHSI and Amy Nordo, MMCi, BSN, CPHQ hosted a team from Pfizer to progress their partnership in the eSource collaboration project between the FDA, CDISC, Industry and Research Sites.  During their visit, they enjoyed a tour of the Innovation Studio, a brainstorming session with the Duke Clinical Research Institutes (DCRI) and a discussion with Matthew Harker, Director of the Analytics Center of Excellence (ACE) Research Customer Solutions at Duke University Health System.

Nordo serves on the Panel “Role of Electronic Health Records in Bridging Research with Health Care” at the Bridging Clinical Research and Clinical Health Care Collaborative Event

Amy Nordo, MMCi, BSN, CPHQ was invited to participate on a panel consisting of industry, NIH and CDISC partners to represent the work currently being conducted by academic medical centers in eSource.  This two day conference , held April 4-5 in National Harbor MD, brought together stakeholders from all areas impacted by clinical research to collaborate on ways to bridge the gap between clinical care and clinical research.

Hammond elected to the inaugural class of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

Ed Hammond, PhD, FACMI, FAIMBE, FIMIA, FHL7, FIAHSI has been selected by his peers to participate in the inaugural meeting of the International Medical Informatics Academy (“the Academy”), to establish directions, policies, voting procedures and a leadership team.  This election is a validation of his accomplishments in the field as one of the global leaders.  The first official meeting will take place on April 24th in Gothenburg, Sweden in conjunction with MIE 2018.

Gabriel invited to serve as the Vice Chair for Data Science track at the AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit

Davera Gabriel, RN, a Research Informaticist for Clinical Research Informatics at  the Duke Clinical Research Institute, has been selected as the Vice Chair for the Data Science track for the AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit. The chair for the 2019 Summit is Umberto Tachinardi, MD, University of Wisconsin – Madison. The Summit will take place March 25-28, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.