Informatics Research Seminars

Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule

The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University and a collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte, and ECU. NEW IN 2019 — WAKE FOREST WILL JOIN OUR COLLABORATION.

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: Spring 2019
WK Site Date Speaker Topic
1 Duke Jan 9 Saira N. Haque, PhD, MHSA Barriers and Facilitators for Telehealth Implementation
2 UNC-CH Jan 16 Robert Furberg, PhD, MBA Case Studies in Personal Sensor-Based Data Collection for Observation, Intervention, and Disease Detection
3 UNC-C Jan 23 Laura Gunn, PhD A Primer on Propensity Score Matching with an Application to U.K. Population-Based Crohn’s Disease Data Assessing Treatment Effect
4 NCCU Jan 30 Catherine Key, PhD Translational Research- Fruit Flies Get Tipsy Too!
5 ECU Feb 6 Anne E. Dickerson, PhD, OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA ROADI (Research for Older Adult Driving Initiative)-Strategies for Research Collaboration
6 WF Feb 13 Brian J. Wells, MD, PhD A Direct-to-Patient Alert for Glycated Hemoglobin Screening
7 UNC-CH Feb 20 Kim Shoenbill, MD, PhD Using Natural Language Processing to Evaluate Electronic Health Record Documentation of Hypertension Treatment
8 Duke Feb 27 Sudha Raman, PhD Look before you Link: Assessing Health Data Linkage Feasability and Linkage Results
9 UNC-C Mar 20 Albert Park, PhD Data Analytics for Health: Utilizing Large Social Media Data
10 NCCU Mar 27 Gabriel Peterson, PhD Evaluating the Effectiveness of Post-publication Correction of Flawed Biomedical Literature-A Bibliometric Analysis
11 ECU Apr 3 Mary Jo Nimmo, MSN, BSN Patient Handoff from the ED to the Stepdown Unit- Plan for a Quality Improvement Project
12 Duke Apr 10 Armando Bedoya, MD, MMCi The Pitfalls of Implementing “Off-the-Shelf” Early Warning Scores

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.

LOCATIONS:  All seminars are streamed via WebEx, recorded and available on our website.

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-Greenville:  Health Sciences Building, Room 4340U. (Campus and meter parking available around the Health Sciences Building.)ECU Logo

Wake Forest:   525@Vine, Conference Room 4001