Congratulations to all your successes in the AMIA Joint Summit; a lot of great presentations!
CRI Distinguished Paper Award to Chunhua Weng, Anil Yaman, Shreya Chakrabarti, and Anando Sen. (How Have Cancer Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria Evolved Over Time?)
TBI student paper 2nd place award to Joseph Romano. (Nick Tatonetti advisor.)
TBI student paper finalist to Mary Boland. (Nick Tatonetti advisor.)
Noemié Elhadad has been awarded a new R01 from NIGMS, “Extended Methods and Software Development for Health NLP,” with a subcontract to Boston Children’s. Please join me in congratulating Noemié on this achievement.
Noemie Elhadad is voted into the Columbia University Computer Science Department as an Affiliate Faculty member.
Congratulations to Chunhua Weng, who was just elected to the American College of Medical Informatics, our field’s honorific association. This honor requires election by existing fellows for sustained contribution to the field (over at least a decade). Genevieve Melton-Meaux, one of our alumni, was also elected this year.
Congratulations also to Alex Rusanov, Chunhua, and former student Nicole Weiskopf for inclusion of their paper as one of the four Best Papers in Clinical Research Informatics in the IMIA Year Book 2015: “Hidden in plain sight: bias towards sick patients when sampling patients with sufficient electronic health record data for research.”
Congratulations to Mat Paulson and Chunhua Weng for Mat’s selection as a student paper finalist for this year’s AMIA Student Paper Competition: “Desiderata for Major Eligibility Criteria in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials.”
Tal Lorberbaum, Alex Yahi, and their colleague’s proposal entitled, “Improving User Engagement and Insight Through Contextualized Quantified Self,” was selected for the AMIA Student Design Challenge.
Congratulations to Chunhua Weng and colleagues for obtaining an eMERGE grant entitled, “Columbia GENIE (GENomic Integration with Ehr).” This is a significant center grant from NHGRI to join the national eMERGE network, which has about ten members. It integrates genomic data from our virtual biobank with EHR data. The public announcement can be accessed here.
Congratulations to Sue Bakken. As many of you know, Sue, who is already an IOM member, will be spending time at Institute of Medicine (now called the National Academy of Medicine) over the next year. You may not know that this was a selection by the American Academy of Nursing, naming Sue as the Distinguished Institute of Medicine Nurse Scholar-in-Residence.
Congratulations to Rita Kukafka and team for being funded by ONC on the Workforce Training Program, which dovetails with her previous curriculum grant. See below for the the press release link.