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Shahriar Nirjon, PhD, selected as NCDS Data Fellow

Shahriar Nirjon, PhD, has been selected as one of three 2016-2017 Data Fellows by the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) the consortium announced today. The NCDS, a public-private partnership to advance data science and address the challenges and opportunities of big data, will provide each Data Fellow with $50,000 to support work that addresses data science research issues in novel and innovative ways.

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New EMR Usability course to be offered at UNC

Dr. Saif Khairat, Assistant Professor from the School of Nursing, received funding through the UNC Data@Carolina initiative program to launch the first of its kind Electronic Medical Record (EMR) usability course to be offered at UNC-Chapel Hill. This interprofessional, graduate course will utilize novel data capturing methods to monitor, collect, and analyze student’s EMR interactions. Aside from health-oriented usability lectures, students will use the Biobehavioral Lab (above) located at the School of Nursing to assess their EMR skills using Meaningful Use stage 1 and 2 criteria. Data generated from a novel eye-tracking device combined with EMR-specific usability software will be used to inform clinical and health affairs students on their current interactions with an EMR system, areas of improvements, and ways to enhance EMR usability based on individualistic performance analysis. This course is planned to be offered in the next academic year.

What is CHIP?

Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) is a growing interdisciplinary community of faculty, students, practitioners and researchers. Driven by the unifying goal of improving people’s health and wellness, our scholars apply informatics methods and tools to the full range of human health topics from genetics, to clinical care, to population health. Read more…

We’ve Been Busy!

At a recent pan-campus meeting for Health Informatics, several new faculty gave lightning talks about their background and current work. Over the past few years, UNC has also partnered with Duke to produce a series of seminar presentations.

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Saif Khairat, PhD
Rebecca Kitzmiller, PhD, MHR, RN-BC
Shahriar Nirjon, PhD

CHIP Recruiting New Faculty!

Several academic units at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are actively seeking
candidates in the broadly defined area of health informatics. The selected colleagues will
become core faculty members in the Carolina Health Informatics Program.

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