Informatics Research Seminars

Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule

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.

All seminars (live or broadcast) are held on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm in the Hock Auditorium.  

Informatics Research Seminars: Fall 2018
WK Site Date Speaker Topic
1 Duke Aug 29 Ed Hammond, PhD, FACMI, FAIMBE, FIMIA, FHL7 The Future of Health and Getting There
2 Duke Sept 5 Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI HL7 FHIR for the Information Scientist
3 UNC-C Sept 12 Christopher Blanchette, PhD and Laura Clark Regionalization and Trend Analyses of Health Service Utilization and Cost Among Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients in the U.S.
4 UNC-CH Sept 19 Prithima Reddy-Mosaly, PhD An Interface-Driven Analysis of User Behavior of an Electronic Health Records System- Quantifying the Effect on Mental Effort and Performance
5 NCCU Sept 26 Gregory Clinton Telenetwork in NC: To Spread Health, Legal, Environment and Justice Presentations to Rural NC
6 Duke Oct 3 Metin Nafi Gurcan, PhD Imaging Informatics – Pixels to Diagnosis: How to design, develop and evaluate a medical image analysis system?
7 UNC-CH Oct 10 Lixin Song, PhD Enhancing survivorship care planning for patients with localized prostate cancer using a couple-focused mhealth tailored symptom self-management program
8 UNC-C Oct 17 Shi Chen, PhD Comparative Analysis of Real vs Fake Health-related Information on Social Media: A Case Study of 2016 Zika Epidemic in Cyberspace
9 ECU Oct 24 Ray Hylock, PhD Patient-Centered Health Records and Exchange via Blockchain
10 NCCU Oct 31 Eun Young Yoo-Lee, PhD Health Information Seeking on the Web: Theory and Research
11 UNC-CH Nov 7 Greg Kuhnen The Decision Machine: Analytics and the Rise of Artificial Intelligence
12 ECU Nov 14 Greg Nelson, MMCi, CPHIMS Analytics Service Redesign

If you have any questions about the upcoming seminars please contact Pegeen Ryan-Murray at 919-668-4647 or


Anyone interested in biomedical health informatics, including students, faculty, and staff in  informatics and health information technology are welcome.

Duke: Hock Plaza, Hock Auditorium (Ground Level)DCHI Logo

PARKING: Email to request a parking pass. The pass will be emailed to you in PDF format and must be printed for scanning at the gate. The system will not scan bar codes from smartphones. After parking, proceed to the 4th floor of the parking garage and exit across the driveway to enter the building. Sign in at the desk and take the elevator to the ground floor. Exit left off the elevator and walk down to hall, Hock Auditorium is on your right.

UNC-CH: Health Science Library, Room 227  CHIP

NCCU: James E. Shepard Memorial Library, Room 364  NCCU Logo

UNC-C: Fretwell 126 (Campus parking available.)  UNCC Logo

ECU: Health Sciences Building, Room 1355 (Campus and meter parking available around the Health Sciences Building.)ECU Logo