Congratulations to Patrick Ryan for winning the inaugural Healthcare Innovations Award from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reagan-Udall Foundation. It is for his influence in the development of regulatory policy to improve public health and his contributions to the advancement in the analytic framework for observational research, embodied in OHDSI and OMOP.
We are happy to see that four DBMI alumni were elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) this year (that is 4 out of 17):
• Michael F. Chiang, MD, MSc, Oregon Health & Science University
• David R. Kaufman, PhD, Arizona State University
• Michael Krauthammer, MD, PhD, Yale University
• Li Zhou, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School
Congratulations to Chunhua Weng, who has renewed her NLM-funded R01 research entitled “Bridging the semantic gap between clinical research eligibility criteria and clinical data.” This project aims to develop novel informatics methods to optimize clinical research participant selection.
Congratulations to Yufeng Shen, who learned that his R01 was funded. It is about integrating cancer and functional genomics data in genetic studies of developmental disorders, and Kai Wang and Wendy Chung are co-investigators. Great job.
DBMI faculty members Sue Bakken, George Hripcsak, Vimla Patel, Ted Shortliffe and Jim Cimino have been elected in the first class of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI), established to recognize living leaders in health informatics worldwide, by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). Congratulations!
Congratulations to Rimma Pivovarov-Perotte for winning the first annual dissertation award for her thesis entitled, “Electronic Health Record Summarization over Heterogeneous and Irregularly Sampled Clinical Data.” Great job, and it reflects greatly on the department!
And thanks to Ted Shortliffe for initiating this award series.
Congratulations to Andrew Chiang for winning the National Library of Medicine annual training meeting (i.e., for our training grant) Best Talk for day one. It was on, “Correlates of Cognitive Phenotype Severity in Autism Spectrum Disorders.”