The Health Natural Language Processing (hNLP) Center is a new initiative founded by Noémie Elhadad (Columbia University), Martha Palmer (Colorado Boulder), and Guergana Savova (Boston Children’s Hospital). The Center’s primary activities are to (1) provide a repository and a data curation, distribution and management point for health-related language resources; (2) support sponsored research programs and health-related language-based technology evaluations; (3) engage in collaborations with US and foreign researchers, institutions and data centers; and (4) host and participate in various workshops. More at http://center.healthnlp.org.
Congratulations to Rita Kukafka for obtaining a grant from the American Cancer Society, entitled, “Decision Support for BRCA Testing in Ethnically Diverse Women.” It combines a patient-centered decision aid with a provider-centered decision support tool integrated into clinic workflow to increase genetic counseling uptake.
Congratulations to Lena Mamykina and David Albers for the funding of their R56 grant by NIH’s NIDDK. It is entitled, “Dynamically Tailoring Interventions for Problem-Solving in Diabetes Self-Management Using Self-Monitoring Data – a Randomized Controlled Trial.”
Congratulations to Noémie Elhadad for her election to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), which is a college of elected fellows who have made significant contributions to the field of biomedical informatics.
Congratulations to Nick Tatonetti, who just received this year’s AMIA New Investigator Award and will be recognized at this year’s Symposium. “This award recognizes an individual for early informatics contributions and significant scholarly contributions on the basis of scientific merit and research excellence.”
Congratulations to Suzanne Bakken and her colleague Kathleen Hickey for the award of a P30 Center Grant entitled, Precision Approaches in Symptom Self-Management (PriSSM) Center, from NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research.
Congratulations to Luis Arnes, Raul Rabadan, and their colleague, Ken Olive (Medicine and Pathology), for their Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives Seed (IRIS) Fund award on “Long non-coding RNAs in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.”
Congratulations and thanks to Maura for her role in seeking PCORI funding. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will provide substantial funding for this year’s Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) Symposium.
Congratulations to Adler Perotte on learning of an “intent to negotiate” his project, “Combining clinical data and transdermal analysis of whole blood to create a next-generation wearable device,” from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).