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 Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is pleased to announce the 2nd Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic Endowed 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 $5,000 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 in either of the two majors (HCIN or BCB). 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, and those with other funding of tuition (e.g., National Library of Medicine fellows) are not eligible. The scholarship will be awarded to support the student starting in the spring quarter of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Applications should provide the information below in an email to Andrea Ilg and send the information by May 17, 2019.

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 server that is being provided for academic use to the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics &Clinical Epidemiology.

Interested students are required to complete this 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 maintain a GPA of 3.0 and otherwise 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).

Please provide the following information in two pages or less:

1. Name

2. Program enrollment (degree, major)

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:

a. Background

b. Purpose

c. Methods

d. Evaluation

e. Goals

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