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Dr. Lukasz Mazur awarded AHRQ Grant

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded a 3-year grant of $785,953 to Dr. Lukasz Mazur, core faculty member at CHiP, titled Simulation-based Research to Enhance Performance of Radiation Therapist.

The goal of the grant is to study the impact of standardized and generalized simulation-based training and the enhancements in cognitive workflows and user interfaces on radiation therapy providers’ performance and mental workload. The outcome of the study will optimize patient safety by improving radiation therapy provider’s ability to detect potentially lethal events. Read more

BMHI:  Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship

We were honored to celebrate the outstanding work of UNC’s graduate students at the 2018 Graduate Student Recognition Celebration. Special congratulations to BMHI student Saba Akbar for receiving the prestigious external fellowship award: Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme.​

Event Announcements

Heath Informatics Symposium: Data Analytics Accessibility & Governance

The Carolina Health Informatics Program and the Program on Health & Clinical Informatics invite you to attend the Health Data Analytics, Governance, and Assessment Symposium April 20, at the UNC Friday Center 8:30AM - 3:00PM.  

This symposium will examine the topic of health data analytics accessibility and the role that government plays in personal data privacy. The symposium's plenary speaker will be Aaron McKethan, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development of RxAnte, Inc., Assistant Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Gilling's School of Global Public Health, a Resident Scholar at the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and Chief Data Officer at NC Department of Human Health Services. Dr. McKethan's work focuses on healthcare delivery innovation, data and information technology.  After Dr. McKethan's presentation, a panel discussion will follow, which will include Don Turner, Global Commercial Head, IBM Watson Health, Vaughn Paunovich, CIO, Optum, Ashok Krishnamurthy, Deputy DIR, RENCI, and Brian Cooper, HHS, NCClick Here To Register

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

NC's Controlled Substance Reporting System (CSRS) is our state's implementation of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMPs), a best practice in addressing the still-growing opioid overdose epidemic. In collaboration with the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and NC Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Mike lead research activities (journal review, statewide & national partner systems) and stakeholder meetings that culminated in a report recommending next steps for that system. 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

Forging a Path to Nursing Informatics Leadership within AMIA - April, 25, 2:00PM EST, Click here to register

Working Group Canary:
 a free Natural Language Processing Platform for Clinicians and Researchers - May 22, 2018 2:00PM EDT, Click here to register

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS, Support Educational Activities to Enhance Research Skills of Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists (R25), April 25, 2018, Read more

HIV/AIDS Bureau/HRSA/DHHS, Integrating the National HIV Curriculum e-Learning Platform into Healthcare Provider Education (R25), April 23, 2018, Read more

National Institute of Justice/Department of Justice, Research and Evalution in Safety, Heatlh, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System (R25), May 14, 2018

Job Opportunities

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

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