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.

Director of National Library of Medicine visit to Duke University

Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) delivered the Harriet Cook Carter Lecture at the Duke University School of Nursing on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Titled Transforming Data in Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: The National Library of Medicine Strategic Plan 2017-2027, Dr. Brennan talked about the ten year strategic plan of the NLM, which includes accelerating the discovery through data-driven research, reaching more people through dissemination and engagement, and building a workforce for data-driven research and health.  A panel discussion, moderated by Rachel Richesson, PhD (Associate Professor, DUSON) was held that in addition to  Dr. Brennan included Erich Huang, MD, PhD (Assistant Dean, Biomedical Informatics & Co-Director, Duke Forge) , Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD (Professor of Medicine, Director of Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine) and Megan Von Isenburg, MSLS (Associate Dean for Library Sciences and Archives, Duke University School of Medicine.)

Dr. Brennan holds a Masters in Nursing and a PhD in Industrial Engineering.  She has been a clinical practice nurse in critical and psychiatric care and held academic positions at Marquette University, Case Western Reserve University,  and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is a pioneer in the development of information systems, having developed a variety of networks and communication services that promote healthcare.

To listen to this presentation click here.

Duke Well-Represented at AMIA 2017

Duke Medicine’s Chief Health Information Officer Eric Poon, MD, MPH  was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) during the recent AMIA symposium.  ACMI is a professional society of elected Fellows from the United States and abroad who have made significant and sustaining  contributions to the field of biomedical informatics.

A variety of  clinicians, faculty and staff attended the meeting, doing a number of presentations.  Click here for more information.

Warren Kibbe, PhD named chief for Translational Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

We welcome Warren Kibbe, PhD  to the Duke University School of Medicine as chief for Translational Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and chief data officer for the Duke Cancer Institute.

Dr. Kibbe was the acting Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and director of the NCI’s Center for Biomedical Information and Information Technology prior to his move to Duke.

Go to Duke Scholars for more information on Dr. Kibbe’s accomplishments.

Vivian West, PhD featured in NCHICA Podcast

NCHICA has launched a new podcast series designed to highlight current trends in IT.  The first four podcasts are discussions with speakers at the 23rd Annual Conference in Durham, N.C. September 11-13, 2017 at the Durham Convention Center, including one that is a discussion between Vivian West, PhD, MBA, RN, Associate Director at the Duke Center for Health Informatics and host Janet Kennedy, President and Podcast Host of Get Social Health.  The topic of the discussion and the upcoming session at the annual conference is Artifical Intelligence.

Listen to the Podcast here.