August 26, 2020
AMIA eNews

AMIA Informatics Summit goes virtual, LEAD Fund Matching Gift Challenge, AMIA 2020 VCIC Digital Collection, Industry Partner Opportunities, the new Director of the National Eye Institute, and more can be found at the AMIA virtual newsletter.

March 29, 2020
Coronavirus Resources

For those of you interested in health data science focused on the coronavirus, you may be interested in the links below.
Forecasting Information:
Population simulation modeling:
Wide ranging info on transmission, findings, tools, and data assets: 

Stay healthy and safe!

Columbia University Public Health Conference

Dr. Denise Hynes represented Oregon State University in the Data Science for Public Health Conference on January 17, 2020 at Columbia University in New York, NY. Public Health scientists from 60 ASPPH colleges of public health and industry participated in the event. We are pleased to share the YouTube videos here from the conference to give you some insight about how data science research and education is being applied in public health disciplines. Topics discussed varied from climate change to studying disparities in health and healthcare.

March JAMIA Journal Club Registration

Thursday, March 12, at 12p PDT, will see the next JAMIA Journal Club convene. The format is a conversation between a paper’s lead author and JAMIA Student Editorial Board leaders. The upcoming event's topic is Using REDCap and Apple ResearchKit to integrate patient questionnaires and clinical decision support into the electronic health record to improve sexually transmitted infection testing in the emergency department. Click here to register.

Recommended Reading

The National Academy of Medicine's Special Publication "Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: The Hope, the Hype, the Promise, the Peril" is a valuable reference for all stakeholders involved in artificial intelligence, healthcare, or the intersection of the two. Read more here.

AMIA 2020 Informatics Summit Registration Open

Registration for the American Medical Informatics Association's 2020 Informatics Summit in Houston, TX is now open. The programmatic content is overflowing with hot topics such as learning health systems, patient privacy, data extraction and more. Browse all oral presentations, panels, posters and workshops here.

Mathematica Wins AHRQ’s Challenge Grant, New One Announced

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna announced the winner of a Challenge grant. Mathematica, a research and policy organization based in Princeton, N.J., was named the grand prize-winner of the Visualization Resources of Community Health-Level Social Determinants of Health Challenge, which comes with a $50,000 award. Director Khanna made the announcement at the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C. He also announced a new Challenge focusing on digital solutions to support care transitions. That Challenge will offer a total of $175,000 in prize money for innovations that propose technological solutions that ease administrative and information management burdens and support patient activation and engagement, especially among Americans that may have low health literacy or limited English language proficiency. Access more information, including the list of the runners-up and finalists, for the Social Determinants of Health Challenge along with more information about the Digital Solutions to Support Care Transitions.

Protected Health Information in Research Workshop

Recently, OSU's Chief Information Security Officer David McMorries made a presentation at a recent event relating to sensitive and confidential data. The PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded here. More information relating to OSU's University Information and Technology can be found here.

Student & Early Career Editorial Board Call

Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI), the official e-journal of AMIA and IMIA, is creating a Student & Early Career Editorial Board, starting in 2020. The primary purposes of this board are to (1) include and mentor informatics trainees in the peer-review process and (2) to improve the experience of authors by providing high quality reviews.

Graduate students and post-doctoral trainees in biomedical informatics or related disciplines (computer science, engineering, data and information sciences) are invited to apply. Preferred, but not required qualifications, include (1) One first author publication and (2) completion of at least one year of a doctoral program, post-doctoral, or master’s program in biomedical informatics or a related discipline, and (3) membership in AMIA or their respective countries’ informatics organization.

Applications are due 3/1/20. Go to the AMIA page for more information.



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