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Academic Update

Volume 9, Issue 15
October 24, 2018

Cui Tao, PhD Named to the American College of Medical Informatics

Help us congratulate Professor Cui Tao, PhD. She was elected to be a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

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SBMI Bragging Points

Members of the SBMI Community have recently achieved noteworthy accomplishments. We want to acknowledge and congratulate them.

SBMI Student Angela Villanueva and Alumnus Alexander Zarutskie

  • Associate Professor Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD and Associate Professor W. Jim Zheng, PhD, recently contributed $2 million to upgrade computing for data science and medical AI for SBMI. Click here to read the entire news story.
  • Associate Professor W. Jim Zheng, PhD authored a new article that JAMA recently published. The article is titled "Informatics, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence."
  • SBMI Student Angela Villanueva and Alumnus Alexander Zarutskie co-authored and presented a poster earlier this month. They placed third in the Roy M. Huffington Distinguished Lecture poster session category of Clinical Research.
  • Dean Sittig, PhD, professor, co-authored an article that BMJ Quality & Safety recently published.


The John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society Innovator Award Ceremony on Oct. 29

On Oct. 29, the John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society H. Stephen Lieber will award, H. Stephen Lieber with the 2018 John P. Glaser Health Informatics Innovator Award.

The John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society was established in 2016 by SBMI in recognition of the expertise and leadership of Cerner’s SVP of Population Health, John Glaser, PhD, who is a universally recognized thought leader in the field of health informatics. The Society was created to recognize innovators in the field of health informatics and provide education, collaboration and networking opportunities for the broader community of health informatics professionals, clinicians and students.

This year’s recipient is H. Stephen Lieber, veteran health care management executive and consultant. Lieber also served as President and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

For more information, call Judy E. Young at 713-500-3901 or contact her via e-mail at: judy.e.young@uth.tmc.edu.

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Glaser Society event details.

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Scholars Program

AcademyHealth Logo We encourage SBMI students to explore the NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Scholars Program. Participants have the opportunity to address important issues in health policy by conducting studies and research at your institution, using restricted data from National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data systems and programs.

During this 12-month program, participants will:

  • Gain access to restricted data file(s) (free-of-charge) through the NCHS Research Data Center (RDC), and potentially other Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC).
  • Collaborate with and learn from seasoned NCHS staff with technical expertise related to your research.
  • Acquire firsthand experience conducting studies to address important issues in health policy.
  • Continue your professional development by presenting your research and attending the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, the premier event in Health Services Research.

Learn more about the program, requirements, and application instructions. January 1, 2019 is the application deadline.

Upcoming SBMI Recruiting Events

Several SBMI faculty and staff members will be traveling in the coming months to attend conferences to promote our degree programs. We invite any prospective students or alumni in the area to visit us during these events.SBMI Recruitment


Oct. 24 University of Texas at San Antonio Graduate & Professional School Fair in San Antonio, TX
Oct. 24-26 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference in Denver, CO
Oct. 26 UT San Antonio Graduate & Professional School Fair in San Antonio, TX
Oct. 29 Texas A&M University-Kingsville & Professional School Fair in Kingsville, TX
Oct. 30 Texas A&M Corpus Christi Graduate & Professional School Fair in Corpus Christi, TX
Oct. 31 UT Rio Grande Valley Graduate Professional School Fair in Brownsville, TX
Nov. 1 UT Rio Grande Valley Graduate Professional School Fair in Edinburg, TX
Nov. 4-7 AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium in San Francisco, CA
Nov. 15-17 ABRCMS 2018 (Annual Biomedical Research Conference
for Minority Students)
in Indianapolis, IN

SBMI IN THE NEWS

  • UT System's Texas Health Journal recently interviewed two different SBMI community members. Associate Dean for Applied Informatics Robert Murphy, MD discussed The University of Texas Health Intelligence Platform and Alumnus Muhammad Walji, PhD, talked about a data depository for dental schools.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Save the Dates

Oct. 24 TBD
Pora Kim, PhD
SBMI Research Seminar in UCT 1414, 12 p.m.
Oct. 31 Distributed Data Analysis
Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD
SBMI Research Seminar in UCT 1414, 12 p.m.
Nov. 7 HIMSS Analytics – Maturity Model Benefits
Philip W. Bradley
SBMI Research Seminar in UCT 1414, 12 p.m.
Nov. 14 Applications of Semantics and Knowledge Representation for Public Health Informatics Research
Muhammad Amith
SBMI Research Seminar in UCT 1414, 12 p.m.

Important Dates

Nov. 12 Spring 2019 registration opens in MyUTH
Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving holiday - University is closed
Nov. 26 M.S. - State of science/capstone drafts to Advisors for review
Dec. 7 Last class day for fall 2018
Dec. 10-14 Final exams/evaluations
Dec. 10 Fall poster session

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