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Dr. Lukasz Mazur recently published an article titled - 'Predicting Radiation Therapy Process Reliability Using Voluntary Incident Learning System Data'

Purpose: To present an innovative approach for quantifying, visualizing, and predicting radiation therapy (RT) process reliability using data captured from a voluntary incident learning system with an overall aim to improve patient safety outcomes. Read more

Dr. Lisa Vizer and CHIP master's graduate, Bonmi Koo recently published an article titled - 'Mobile Technology for Cognitive Assessment of Older Adults: A Scoping Review

Background and Objectives: The number of people diagnosed with dementia is rising appreciably as the population ages. In an effort to improve outcomes, many have called for facilitating early detection of cognitive decline. Increased use of mobile technology by older adults provides the opportunity to deliver convenient, cost-effective assessments for earlier detection of cognitive impairment. This article presents a review of the literature on how mobile platforms—smartphones and tablets—are being used for cognitive assessment of older adults along with benefits and opportunities associated with using mobile platforms for cognitive assessment. Read more

CHIP participating in the panel presentation at the AMIA Informatics Summit 2019 - Dr. Javed Mostafa (panelist), Manish Kumar (moderator), CHIP graduate student 

Panel – Integrating Electronic Health Records in the Healthcare System of Low- and Middle- Income Countries: Challenges and Strategies

Moderator - M. Kumar, University of North Carolina, MEASURE Evaluation;

Panelist - T. Payne, University of Washington; P. Biondich, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Indiana University School of Medicine; W. Lober, University of Washington; J. Mostafa, University of North Carolina

This panel aims to share research evidence and country experiences related to adoption and use of electronic health record (EHR) in low -resource settings not only in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) but also developed countries such as the United States. The importance of EHR integration in the healthcare context is underlined in the Report of the American Medical Informatics Association EHR-2020 Task Force on the status and future direction of EHR. The discussion will focus on finding lessons and experiences from low-resource and high-resource settings for developing strategies to integrate EHR in the healthcare system of LMICs. Panel presentation and discussion are for professionals and policymakers engaged in planning, designing, implementing, using, and evaluating EHR in the healthcare system of LMICs.

Rachel Stemerman, CHIP graduate student - recently gave two talks at NAEMSP 2019 conference

Titles: 1) Can a machine/computer learn to read EMS clinical notes to enroll patients in multi-site prehospital trials? 2) How data visualization can improve QI.

Trusha Taneja, CHIP graduate student - recently selected to participate in the STAR Program at the  Kenan Business School 


NCRHLA Regional Telehealth Summit - East - Friday, January 18th - Wilmington, learn more

2019 Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Day - learn more

Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) - January 20th-23rd — Santa Clara, CA, learn more

Digital Health: From Science to Application
January 21st-25th - Keystone, CO, learn more

Triangle Health Innovation Challenge (THInC) - Duke Medicine’s campus from February 1-3, 2019, register

Student Opportunity

2019 HSRProj Research Competition for Students, Apply

Summer Student Intern/Part-Time Program Assistant, Apply

Data Scientist - Epidemiology, Apply

Telemedicine Evaluation Project, Research Supervisor: Saif KhairatLearn more

Analytic Consulting Internship Program, Learn more

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity - Learn more

Student Funding - Carolina Internal Funding Database

Student Research Opportunities - Learn more

MLA Scholarship for Minority Students, deadline December 1 - Learn more

U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science - Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program, applications due November 15 - Learn more

Community Engagement Fellowship, application deadline February 5. Learn more


Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Change Leadership Programs, Read more
Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

Medical Simulators for Practicing Patient Care Providers Skill Acquisition, Outcomes Assessment, and Technology Development (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), Read more
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: 03/01/2019 (LOI), 10/01/18 04/01/2019

High-Priority Areas for Research Leveraging EHR and Large-Scale Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), Read more
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: Click here

New Informatics Tools and Methods to Enhance U.S. Cancer Surveillance Research (UG3/UH3)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
 Deadline: April 19

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

Secondary Analysis of Existing Datasets for Advancing Infectious Disease Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), Read more
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: Click here

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Read more
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: Click here

Research on Current Topics in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias (R01 Clinical Trial Optional), Read more
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: Click here

Research on Current Topics in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), Read more
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: March 11, 2019; July 9, 2019; November 12, 2019; March 11, 2020; July 9, 2020; November 12, 2020; March 11, 2021; July 9, 2021; and November 12, 2021, by 5:00 PM

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources, learn more

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Job Opportunities

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

Interesting Reads

Telehealth Changes Will Increase Rural Broadband Demand

AI in healthcare - not so fast? Study outlines challenges, dangers for machine learning

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