Students Impress at CHIP Networking Event

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On March 26, CHIP students had the opportunity to meet and network with industry leaders in biomedical and health informatics.  The health IT advisory board to the CHIP program came together for their annual meeting at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.  The board is composed of industry professionals currently working in the field.  Board members provide valuable insight and feedback regarding the current state of the field, relevant topics to consider as part of the curriculum, and suggestions for programmatic improvements or additions to the program.  Following the board meeting with CHIP leadership and staff, students arrived for a networking lunch.  Industry representatives from SAS, Creo, Bioskryb Genomics, UNC Health, and MedStar Health were in attendance, in addition to CHIP alumni.  Students were enthusiastic and engaged and board members were impressed with the level of preparation and professionalism demonstrated by the group.  It was a successful event that CHIP hopes to replicate in future semesters.