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

Frank and Theresa-croppedThe 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 provide funding for tuition and fees for a student in the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program to obtain his or her degree while gaining practical experience in applying standards-based terminology using IMO tools to solve health-related problems.

The student must currently be enrolled full-time in the OHSU Master of Science (MS) program. He or she must be a student in good standing in the program and be an on-campus student. The scholarship must be used for the student’s tuition and fees. The scholarship will be awarded to support the student starting in the winter quarter of the 2017-2018 academic year.

A competitive selection process is being launched to select a student who is committed to the area of biomedical informatics focused on the application terminology standards. The student will also serve as a resource for the terminology appliance server that is being provided for academic use to the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology.

Interested students are required to complete an application indicating their interest in standards-based terminology for solving problems in healthcare. The scholarship recipient will be selected by a committee of OHSU and IMO personnel and designated as the Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic OHSU Biomedical Informatics Scholar.

The timeline for the awarding of the scholarship will follow the announcing of the program, solicitation of applications, and awarding through a competitive review process.

To maintain the Scholar Status, the student will submit a quarterly report following the IMO report format and make a formal presentation either in person or via teleconference to IMO and OHSU on their work. The student will need maintain a GPA of 3.0 and otherwise good standing in the OHSU program.

For further information about the scholarship, interested students should email Andrea Ilg.

Applications must include the following information (1 to 2 pages) emailed to Ms. Ilg by December 1, 2017:

  1. Name
  2. Program enrollment (degree, track)
  3. Matriculation and planned graduation dates
  4. Describe your vision for applying standards-based terminology using IMO tools to solve health-related problems
  5. Please provide a description of a proposed project using standards-based terminology, with 1-3 sentences for each of the following sections:
  • Background
  • Purpose
  • Methods
  • Evaluation
  • Goals

Program faculty will work with the funded student to fully elaborate the goals, methods, and outcomes for the project.

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