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Congratulations Dr. Shahriar Nirjon on receiving NSF Computer Systems Research Award! 

Project: Overheard at Home - Mitigating Overhearing of Continuous Listening Devices
Smart home devices that converse with humans are becoming popular day by day. These hands-free, Internet-connected devices continuously listen to their Shahriar Nirjonsurroundings, so that whenever someone speaks to them, they can respond right away. In the presence of such always-listening devices at home, people are at the greatest risk of privacy invasion. For instance, a hacker can hack into these devices and listen to everything one says or every sound one makes at home. The goal of this project is to thwart such attacks and to ensure that continuously listening devices do not overhear anything that they should not. Read more

PHCI Faculty: Chung and Basch recently published: Software for Administering the National Cancer Institute’s Patient-Reported Outcomes Version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events: Usability Study

The US National Cancer Institute (NCI) developed software to gather symptomatic adverse events directly from patients participating in clinical trials. The software administers surveys to patients using items from the Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) through Web-based or automated telephone interfaces and facilitates the management of survey administration and the resultant data by professionals (clinicians and research associates). Read more

PHCI Faculty: Chung and Kappelman recently published: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Partners Patient-Powered Research Network: Patient Perspectives on Facilitators and Barriers to Building an Impactful Patient-Powered Research Network.

To build a patient-powered research network (PPRN) that prioritizes the needs of its members who have inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), we sought to better understand patients' preferences for what are the essential features that will facilitate and sustain engagement. Read more

Dr. Chung presented this week as a featured speaker at the SAMSI Program

The SAMSI PMED program brings together mathematical, statistical, computational, and biomedical scientists with the goal of forging innovative advances in Arlene Chungdata-driven, quantitative methodology for precision medicine. This workshop provides a foundation for the year’s activities by highlighting the diverse range of perspectives on and approaches to precision medicine among quantitative and health sciences researchers through three-and-one-half days of methodological and applied talks by leading scientists. Dr. Chung talked about “Harnessing Patient-Generated Health Data for Precision Medicine." Read more

Dr. Khairat was invited to serve on an Integrated Health Model Initiative panel organized by the American Medical Association (AMA) 

Discussion Name: How to Organize Big Data in Health Care, August 20,   Read more

Event Announcement

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, 2018 - Learn more

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

Hope you all have a wonderful fall semester! 
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