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SBMI Ph.D. student to serve on JAMIA Student Editorial Board

Jingcheng Du, a Ph.D. student at SBMI, was recently invited to serve on the 2017-2018 Student Editorial Board (SEB) for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

Du studies under the supervision of Cui Tao, Ph.D. and is a pre-doctoral research fellow in the UTHealth CPRIT Fellowship program. Du’s SEB membership places him in an elite group as only six students from biomedical informatics programs across the globe are invited to fill SEB positions each year.

The objective of the JAMIA SEB is to provide hands-on experience to prospective biomedical informatics journal reviewers. SEB members, who must be enrolled in an informatics degree program, are assigned approximately six manuscripts per year to review and assist with moderating or managing the monthly online JAMIA Journal Club.

“I am very proud to serve on the board and to represent SBMI within the AMIA community,” stated Du. Du continued by noting that “this appointment will give me the opportunity to explore how an academic journal operates and I can get first-hand knowledge in writing quality peer-reviews. I’m grateful for the support I’ve received from Dr. Cui Tao and Dr. Hua Xu’s research groups. Dr. Kirk Roberts and Dr. Yaoyun Zhang initially encouraged me to submit an application and I appreciate their guidance.”

For more information on the JAMIA SEB, visit the AMIA website.

published on 04/25/2017 at 10:18 a.m.

Chelsea Overstreet

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