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.
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.
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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NCHICA Member Spotlight
The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University and a collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte, and ECU. This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and include research results, overview of programs of research, basic, applied, and evaluative projects, as well as research from varied epistemological stances.
The Fall 2018 Informatics Seminars Series will begin on August 29th at 4:00-5:00pm. A list of the dates for all of the twelve seminar presentations can be found here.
If you have any questions about the upcoming seminars please contact Pegeen Ryan-Murray at email@example.com.
Please see our 2018 page for the Spring 2018 archived seminars.
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.
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.
Ken Rubin, Director of Standards and Interoperability (VHA Office of Knowledge Based Systems) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Co-Chair of the Healthcare Domain Task Force at Object Management Group (OMG) recently interviewed Ed Hammond, PhD during an OMG technical committee (TC) meeting in Reston, VA.
The discussion included Dr. Hammond’s long standing career in health informatics and his role in the accomplishments of Health Level 7 (HL7) over the last ten years. When asked about the TC meeting and what he saw as the key benefit to holding an event with stakeholders from many different industries, Dr. Hammond stated, “informatics has no boundaries. It really does go across all sorts of professions. It takes equality across multiple professions to do what we are trying to do–clinicians and technologists working together with different backgrounds solving common problems.”
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), part of the National Institutes of Health, recently awarded Ryan Shaw, PhD, RN, assistant professor for Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), almost $480,000 for his study titled “From Episodic to Real-Time Care in Diabetes Self-Management.” The study will run for a three-year period.