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

Oregon Health & Science University Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program

Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic

The application for the 2018 scholarship is closed. For further information about the scholarship, interested students should email Andrea Ilg.

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 and 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 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. 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 to maintain a GPA of 3.0 and maintain good standing in the OHSU program. The student will also submit a poster or paper for presentation at an appropriate scientific meeting (with travel expenses funded by the scholarship if the submission is accepted).