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Joshua Thorpe Joins DPOP as Associate Professor 

Joshua Thorpe, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been hired as an associate professor with tenure at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. He will work closely with the Carolina Health Informatics Program while having continued affiliation with the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Health System where he serves as director of analytics and research for the VA’s National Palliative and End-of-Life Care Center. Read more

 National Library of Medicine Announces Associate Fellowship Program 

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the future plans of its 2017-2018 class of Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training program with an optional second year. This competitive program provides associates with a broad foundation in health sciences information services and prepares librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and health services research. This group of Associate Fellows recently ended the first year of their fellowship. All three will continue for a second year of the Associate Fellowship Program in libraries in Chicago and Philadelphia. Read more

Event Announcement

UNC Opioid Student Research Group, September 10th, 12 pm - 1 pm First Floor of the Michael Hooker Research Center (MHRC 1001)

Computational reproducibility using Jupyter Notebooks: a hands-on workshop for researchers, September 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Davis Library Research Hub, Learn more

Clinical Informatics Board Review Course, September 14-16, 2018 - Learn more

HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum, October 15-16, 2018 - Learn more

Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, October 22-23, Boston - Learn more, Register

DHIT Summit, November 14th, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm - Learn more, Register

Student Opportunity

Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral NRSA for MD/PhD and other Dual Degree Fellowships - Learn more

Visual Analytics Communication Lab (VACLab) - Research Assistant Position - This research assistant (RA) position will participate in NSF-funded research exploring new visual analytics methods to designed to support more efficient and accurate population health analyses through interactive visualization-based interfaces. Please contact: David Gotz, email:, 

MLA Scholarship for Minority Students, Learn more

Graduate Student Opportunity - Center for Community Capital Fellow - Learn more

U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science - Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program - Learn more

Morehead Cain Foundation: Part-Time Administrative Assistant - Learn more

ENABLE HiDAV Summer Boot Camp - Apply!

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42- Clinical Trial Optional), Read more
Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH/DHHS
Deadline: 09/01/18 (optional LOI), 10/01/18

BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)​, Read more 
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS
Deadlines: 28-Aug-2018 [LOI/Pre-App][Optional], 27-Sep-2018; 05-Feb-2019 [LOI/Pre-App][Optional], 07-Mar-2019​​

BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for the BRAIN Initiative (R24 Clinical Trial Optional), Read more 
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS
Deadlines: 28-Aug-2018 [LOI/Pre-App][Optional], 27-Sep-2018


Upcoming Deadlines

National Web Conference on the Role of Health IT to Improve Medication Management, Thursday, September 13, 2018, 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00), Read more

Call for Proposals - Deep Learning Symposium, Sep 27- 28, Submit abstract here
Register here

Call for Participation for AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit - Submission Deadline: September 28, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Read More

Call for Proposals - Contest Challenges Technologists To Develop App for Collecting Patient-Reported Outcomes, Read more


Job Opportunities

Several part-time and full-time positions have been posted on the CHIP website
Tenure-Track Investigator Recruitment in Data Science, Biomedical Informatics, and Computational Biology, Learn more
Tenure-Eligible Senior Investigator Recruitment in Data Science, Biomedical Informatics, and Computational Biology, Learn more

Hope you all have a wonderful fall semester! 
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