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Dr. Patricia Brennan, Director, National Library of Medicine and Valerie Florence, Director, NLM Extramural Programs visit to Health Sciences Library

Dr. Brennan shared strategic vision on Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: The National Library of Medicine Strategic Plan 2017 - 2027. Dr. Brennan and Dr. Florence met with faculties and students to discuss opportunities in the coming years and their vision for NLM training programs.

Highlights of the year

Digital Health Symposium - Digital Health Everywhere -Improving Telemedicine With Teleconsent

The Digital Health Symposium, held on Feb. 23rd and open to faculty, staff, and students who registered for the event, brought to light the innovations and growth in Digital Health. Spearheaded by Brian Moynihan and hosted by Health Sciences Library, the event covered topics such as augmented reality and virtual reality, visualization techniques to enhance educational content with experiential learning, and a variety of devices – wearable, swallow-able, or implantable – that will make a breakthrough in how we retrieve, utilize, and research patient information. For those further interested in these topics, HSL also has a collection of digital health devices that faculty, staff, or students can check out. In addition, Carolina Digital Health Initiative has an augmented and virtual reality interest group to connect different departments to digital health.

Publication News


CHIP student’s work has been accepted at the Medical Informatics in Europe (MIE) conference, a premier international conference in the field, which is taking place in Sweden on April 2018. 

“Assessing the Satisfaction of Citizens Using Teleconsent in Clinical Research” (Full paper) Thomas Newlin, Terika McCall, Paige Ottmar, Brandon Welch, PhD, Saif Khairat, PhD 

Summary: Researchers tested the functionality, and evaluated the feasibility of a telemedicine software,, to complete informed teleconsent sessions remotely with prospective research participants. Results suggested that younger users are more satisfied than older users with using teleconsent as a modality for informed consenting. This information will be used to improve the software design and functionality of the software to make the teleconsent experience as simple and intuitive as possible. 

“Novel Mixed-Methods Analysis of EHR-Related Information Overload on Provider Workflow in the ICU" (Poster) Victoria Rand, Cam Coleman, MD, Thomas Bice, MD, Saif Khairat, PhD 

Summary: This posters presents a novel mixed methods approach at examining information overload in the medical ICU. Through focus groups, observations, and simulation, it is believed that specific areas of information overload can be identified in order to create a new dashboard to reduce this problem for clinicians. 

Event Announcements


Save the Date - Heath Informatics Symposium: Data Analytics Accessibility & Governance

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NCHICA 24th Annual Conference – Call for Abstracts  

NCHICA's annual conference draws over 300 healthcare IT professionals from across the country for two days of top notch educational sessions and networking. They are seeking abstracts on several topics, with a particular interest in case studies. Abstracts are due March 31, 2018. Read more

Job Opportunities: Several part-time and full-time positions have been posted on the CHIP website


AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit   -  March 12 - 15, 2018, San Francisco, CA, Read more

AMIA 2018 Clinical Informatics Conference May 8-10, 2018 Scottsdale, AZ

AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum June 19-21, 2018 New Orleans, LA
Upcoming AMIA Webinars

Journal Club March 2018 JAMIA Journal Club Webinar
 March 8, 2018 3:00PM EST. Register here

Working Group Canary: a free Natural Language Processing Platform for Clinicians and Researchers March 22, 2018 2:00PM EDT

Upcoming Grant Deadlines


NIH/NLM, March 19, 2018, Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01). Read more 

NSF, May 14, 2018, Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering. Read more

NSF, May 9, 2018, Cyber-Physical Systems. Read more

Funding Opportunities

CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards, Read more

CZI Collaborative Science Awards, Read more

Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards and Collaborative Science Awards, Read more
We hope everyone has a relaxing spring break! 
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