DMICE Faculty to Offer Health Informatics Course to College Undergraduates

DMICE faculty William Hersh, M.D., professor and chair, and Ted Laderas, Ph.D., assistant professor, will be launching a new course in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Spring 2018 academic quarter entitled, Introduction to Health Informatics. The course will provide an introduction to the field. Students will learn the application of informatics skills and knowledge to health-related problems. Application activities will include simple data analysis and visualization of clinical data, answering clinical questions … Read More

DMICE Faculty Thomas Yackel, MD Heading to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Long-time DMICE faculty and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) leader Thomas Yackel, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., professor and chief clinical integration officer, will be leaving OHSU to assume the roles of President of MCV Physicians, the faculty practice plan of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health, and senior associate dean for clinical affairs in the VCU School of Medicine. Dr. Yackel came to OHSU in 2000 as a postdoctoral fellow in biomedical informatics. He stayed on … Read More

Health Affairs Paper Describes Three Innovations in Health Care Delivery to Improve the Value of Health Care

This posting was authored by David A. Dorr, M.D., M.S., vice chair and professor of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology and professor of medicine. Recently, there was a patient on my primary care schedule in his early 50s with schizophrenia, a history of substance use, severe diabetes, and chronic hepatitis C infection.  He had recently resurfaced in the clinic after requesting refills of his medications for some time without an in-person visit, and came because he was only … Read More

DMICE Helps OHSU Enter National Discussion on Sexual Harassment

DMICE postdoctoral fellow, Mitzi Boardman, D.D.S., M.S. and Karen Eden, Ph.D., professor of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology, have been participating in planning with School of Medicine Dean Sharon Anderson, M.D. for a much needed workshop on sexual harassment awareness for students and fellows at OHSU. “In the moment when it’s happening you kind of go gray—is this right? Is this wrong? Did I do something to give the impression that this is okay?” said Dr. … Read More

Python Bootcamp For Neuroscientists a Successful Collaboration Between DMICE and Neuroscience Graduate Program Faculty and Students

Spurred on by student interest, DMICE faculty Ted Laderas, PhD, assistant professor, Lisa Karstens, PhD, assistant professor, and Michael Mooney, PhD, assistant professor, all collaborated with Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) faculty, instructors and students on an introductory Python bootcamp focused on neuroscience students earlier this month. The bootcamp had the overall goal of introducing 21 Neuroscience Graduate Program students at OHSU to the basics of programming in Python using data that the students were interested in: behavioral … Read More

Update of Site, What is Biomedical & Health Informatics?

The Chair of our Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Dr. William Hersh, recently updated a Web site he maintains, What is Biomedical & Health Informatics? The site aims to answer this question as well as demonstrate the technologies used in our distance learning program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the 10×10 (“ten by ten”) course that Dr. Hersh teaches in partnership with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). The site features voice-over-Powerpoint lectures that use … Read More

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


The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is one of 27 academic departments in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The mission of DMICE is to provide leadership, discovery and dissemination of knowledge in clinical informatics, clinical epidemiology, and bioinformatics / computational biology. This mission is fulfilled through programs of research, education, and service. For more information, visit http://www.ohsu.edu/informatics

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