Hammond invited by HL7 Brazil to speak during the On-line International Seminars on Health Information Technologies and Standards Conference

On June 14, 2018, the Health Level 7 International office in Brazil held their fifth online conference of seminars related to the adoption of standards and their role in the use of health information systems.  The next step is to ensure the interoperability of standards across all environments to ensure the survival of health information systems.   W. Ed Hammond, PhD, Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics presented Advances and Perspectives in Health Information Standards to outline the future of the field.

 

Pencina named Vice Dean for Data Science and Information Technology for School of Medicine

Dean Mary Klotman announced today the appointment of Michael Pencina, PhD, to the position of vice dean for data science and information technology for the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Pencina will begin his service effective immediately.

Currently a professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University, Dr. Pencina has also served as director of Biostatistics at Duke Clinical Research Institute (DRCI).  In his new role as vice dean, Dr. Pencina will be a senior member of the dean’s leadership team, responsible for developing and implementing quantitative science strategies as they pertain to the education and training, and laboratory, clinical science, and data science missions of the School of Medicine.  He will lead the School’s IT strategic direction and investments, working in collaboration with the vice presidents and chief information officers of Duke Health and Duke University’s Office of Information Technology.

Dr. Pencina received his PhD in Mathematics and Statistics from Boston University. He joined the Duke faculty in 2013. Prior to joining Duke, Dr. Pencina served as an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Boston University and the Framingham Heart Study and as director of Statistical Consulting at the Harvard Clinical Research Institute.

Tennenbaum serving on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BoSC) for the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

Jessica Tennenbaum, PhD has been appointed to a multi-year term on the Boards of Scientific Counselors (BSCs).  BSCs  were established in 1956 “to advise the Scientific Directors (SDs) on the quality of the intramural research programs for which they are responsible.”  BSCs are composed of “individuals who have outstanding scientific credentials and who are committed to providing rigorous, objective reviews. Although the principal purpose of these independent evaluations is to advise the SDs, the reports of the BSCs are distributed to the Director, National Institutes of Health, the Deputy Director for Intramural Research, and the appropriate Institute or Center (IC) Director.”  The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications is one of two intramural Centers within the National Library of Medicine.

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.

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