McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics Monthly Message - November 2023 - Monthly Message Newsletter - News - $
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Monthly Message

Volume 14, Issue 3
November 30, 2023

McWilliams Bragging Points

Members of our McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics Community have recently achieved noteworthy accomplishments. We want to recognize and applaud these individuals.

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  • On Nov. 2, McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics celebrated the unveiling of our school's new signage on Thursday evening. Mr. McWilliams was on hand for the event, and he was honored by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner who issued a proclamation naming November 2nd D. Bradley McWilliams Day.
  • Sarah May, PhD ’23 and Assistant Professor Assaf Gottlieb, PhD have a new JAMIA article that was recently published.
  • McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics PhD students Christina van Hal and Evan Yu participate in the NLM Training Program in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science. Earlier this month, van Hal earned a new fellowship in the program and Yu’s existing fellowship was renewed.
  • Earlier this month, McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics Dual Degree (MS/MPH) student Amanda Daniels was named Atlanta Technical College's Teacher of the Year.
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SIC Scholarship for UTHealth Houston Students

Seeking Student Aid?

The Student InterCouncil (SIC) is awarding $1,000 scholarships to eligible, current UTHealth Houston students. Visit the SIC scholarship opportunities webpage for more detailed information and to download application forms for each scholarship.

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 PM CT on Sunday, Dec. 31. All applications must be submitted via Qualtrics. If you have questions, please contact Tanedra Booker in the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Success at [email protected].

Learn more & apply!

JAMIA Accepting Applications for Student Editorial Board

JAMIA is currently accepting applications for students interested in serving on the Student Editorial Board (SEB). Application materials must be submitted online by Friday, Dec. 1.

The JAMIA SEB was created in 2003 and has provided outstanding informatics trainees with opportunities to receive in-depth exposure to the peer-review process and the operation of a scientific journal. Additional details about this program may be found in a published editorial in JAMIA.

If you have questions about the application process, please send those to Associate Professor Kirk Roberts, PhD at [email protected].

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UTHealth Houston Hosts Fun Fest

TPlease join friends, colleagues, and students for UTHealth Houston’s annual Fun Fest from 2 to 4 PM, Nov. 30, at the Cooley University Life Center, 7440 Cambridge St., behind UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. Note this is a new location as the event was recently moved to an indoor venue.

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Your ID badge is your admission ticket and the event is free to the UTHealth Houston community. Attendees are encouraged to take UTHealth Houston shuttles to the event.

Click here to learn more!

McWilliams In The News
  • HealthIT Analytics profiled the over $31 million in grants McWilliams faculty recently earned.
  • Associate Professor Degui Zhi, PhD was featured in a Nature article recently. He discussed his AI tool which uses an algorithm to review brain scans & better identify patients who do and do not have Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Babatope Fatuyi, MD, chief medical information officer at UTHealth Houston who also serves as a part-time McWilliams faculty member, was named one of the hospital and health system chief medical information officers to know by Becker’s Hospital Review. The full list is available online.
Upcoming Events

Dec. 6 Research Seminar presentation by Meera Subash, MD
“Patient Perceptions of e-Visits: Qualitative Study of Older Adults to Inform Health System Implementation”
12 PM CT online and at 7000 Fannin Street, 6th floor (UCT E-618)
Dec. 11 Fall 2023 Poster Session & Mixer
4 - 6:30 PM CT in the IMM Atrium at 1825 Pressler St.
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Visit our website for a full list of research seminar dates and access to recordings for past seminars.

Important Dates

Dec. 8 Last Class Day for fall 2023
Dec.8 PhD - Last day to defend proposal
Dec. 8 Last day to remove an Incomplete Grade from Summer 2023
Dec. 11 McWilliams Fall Poster Session & Mixer
Dec. 11-15 Final Exams/Evaluations Week
Dec. 18 Grades due for fall 2023
Dec. 25-26 Holiday Break - University is closed
Dec. 27-29 Skeleton Crew Days - Staff have limited schedule
Jan. 1 New Year's Day - University is closed
Jan. 5 Last day for regular registration for spring 2024 courses
Jan. 5 Spring 2024 fee payment is due