Archive for 2017

Why Pursue a Career in Biomedical and Health Informatics?

(This entry is re-posted from the Informatics Professor Blog of our department chair, William Hersh, MD.) There are an ever-growing number of career opportunities for those who enjoy working with data, information, and knowledge to improve the health of individuals and the population in the field of biomedical and health informatics. This field develops solutions to improve the health of individuals, the delivery of healthcare, and advancing of research in health-related areas. Jobs in informatics are … Read More

Consider Giving a Gift to the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Education Program

A message from William Hersh, MD: A new academic year is upon us, and I am writing this letter to provide alumni and friends of the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Education Program an update on new developments in our department. I am also inviting your participation in a new fund-raising effort for the program to which I have made the first gift. First, let me share a sampling of exciting news with you all: This past June, we celebrated … Read More

Come Hear @OHSUInformatics Presenters at #AMIA2017

A number of faculty, students, and others from the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) will be presenting their work at the AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium. Below is a list of presentations with titles, presenters, co-authors, times, and locations at the Washington, DC Hilton. 2:21 PM–2:39 PM Nov 6, 2017 Oral Presentations Predictors of OpenNotes use among Veterans receiving Mental Health Care Speaker Steven Dobscha M.D., Director, VA Health … Read More

Announcing New Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa Kepic Scholarship for Biomedical Informatics

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is pleased to announce the Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic Scholarship for Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Naeymi-Rad is the founder of Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), Inc. and an expert in the application of standards-based terminology solutions to problems in healthcare. Dr. Kepic is an Obstetrics & Gynecology physician who practices in North Chicago, IL. The $25,000 scholarship will … Read More

DMICE Faculty to Play Major Role in New OHSU-Led National Center for Data to Health

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is the lead institution in a new award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to establish a National Center for Data to Health (CD2H). The center emanates from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program and its major goal is to support the use of health data, algorithms and information systems to bridge basic science and clinical research. The contact … Read More

Michael Chiang, MD Elected to American College of Medical Informatics

DMICE Professor Michael Chiang, MD has been elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).  He will be inducted into the College on November 5 during the 2017 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium. ACMI is an honorary College of elected fellows from the United States and abroad selected for significant and sustained contributions to the field. Dr. Chiang joins four other DMICE faculty who are fellows of ACMI: Joan Ash, PhD, professor and vice chair; … Read More

September Brings 10 New Grants and Contracts for DMICE

The month of September was highly productive for the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE), with 7 new grants funded within the department and 3 more larger OHSU grants funded that include DMICE collaborators. Two faculty received career development grants from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the institute within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that funds research and training in biomedical informatics. Michelle Hribar, Ph.D., assistant professor, was awarded an R00 grant, Modeling … Read More

Learn About Career and Educational Opportunities in Biomedical Informatics at Prospective Student Open House Saturday October 14, 2017

Discover One of the Leading Programs in Biomedical Informatics! Please join us to learn more about careers and educational opportunities in biomedical informatics – the field at the intersection of health, biomedicine, computer science, and data science – at the annual Open House of the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program. The Open House will take place this year on Saturday, October 14th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Participants can register and look at the schedule … Read More

DMICE Bringing Informatics Education to India

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE), in collaboration with Krishmatics, will be delivering a new online course, Health Informatics and Analytics, to an audience in India. The course will be led by DMICE Chair and well-known informatics educator, Dr. William Hersh. At the end of the online portion of the course, Dr. Hersh will conduct an in-person session in India. The course adapts and combines components of … Read More

DMICE NLM Biomedical Informatics & Data Science Training Grant Renewed for Five Years

The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology has been awarded $3.8 million for five years from the NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) to renew its Training Grant in Biomedical Informatics & Data Science. The grant will provide annual funding for seven PhD students, four postdoctoral fellows, and four short-term training positions for diversity students. This award is a competitive renewal of this training grant that has been held by OHSU since 1992, making it … Read More


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