You can contribute to making DMICE successful! Please consider a gift to advance our educational and research missions.
Despite the success of DMICE, the majority of our funding is restricted. Federal grants, for example, do not allow investment in new faculty, students, or research explorations. As we face an increasingly competitive environment, it is critical that we have unrestricted support to pursue new research opportunities and attract the best and brightest students.
This year we are celebrating our 21st cohort of graduates from our Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program. Dating back to 1998, we have over 700 alumni who have received over 780 degrees and certificates. OHSU is a leader in biomedical informatics around the country and the world. A gift can enable a faculty member to improve their teaching or develop a new course. It can also provide scholarships, travel funds, or other support to help current or prospective students, or provide aid to those in need.
This past year we awarded our first philanthropy-funded scholarship, 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 Dr. Kepic is an obstetrics and gynecology physician. This $25,000 scholarship was awarded to Master's student Raja Cholan.
This past year, we also received a plethora of new research grants. In September, the department received notices of funding for ten grants, ranging from two career development awards for young faculty to a large multi-institution award aiming to transform the data and information products of scientific research in a more open and collaborative manner. A gift can allow a faculty member to pursue a promising new area of their research or develop a spinoff that may, for example, lead to commercialization.