BHI student Laura Kneale, MS, was selected to receive the 2015-16 University of Washington Retirement Association Graduate Student Fellowship in Aging. The Fellowship supports graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have demonstrated an academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns. Laura will be recognized for the award at a celebration hosted by the UW Retirement Association later this month.
The mPOWEr project, a mobile post-surgical wound assessment app lead by Heather Evans, MD, MS (Surgery), and BIME associate professor Bill Lober, MD, MS, was awarded a $50,000 Patient Safety Innovations Program grant to implement a change to address patient safety and care coordination at UW Medicine.
The project leaders would like to thank their great team: faculty members Andrea Hartzler, PhD (Group Health Research Institute), Shuai Huang, PhD (Industrial & Systems Engineering), Linda Shapiro, PhD (Computer Science & Engineering), and Joie Whitney, PhD, RN, CWCN (Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems); students/house staff Patrick Sanger, Ross Lordon, Justin McReynolds, and Timo Hakkarainen, MD; provider Sarah Whitehead, DNP; patient advocate Sarah Han; CIRG developers Mark Stewart, Ivan Cvitkovik, Paul Bugni; and surgery department staff Cheryl Armstrong, and Kathryn Jensen. This is the 4th grant award received by mPOWEr in the past 18 months. The project remains grateful for both initial support from the Department of Surgery Research Reinvestment Fund and continued mentoring and support from the Surgery Outcomes Research Center (SORCE).
Bill Lober, MD, MS, has been promoted to Professor effective July 1, 2015. Congratulations!
On March 16, Nikhil Gopal successfully completed his General Exam titled “An Interactive Narrative Visualization Approach for Biological Networks.” “Nikhil gave a fine presentation outlining a wide variety of visualizations for networks and biological data, some interesting preliminary results that he has carried out, and a plan for future development and experimentation,” said Dr. John Gennari, Nikhil’s advisor. “I was pleased at the good attendance by students and faculty, which led to a wide variety of questions that Nikhil answered adroitly. I look forward to working more with Nikhil and his committee as his research moves forward.” Congratulations, Nikhil!
On March 9, Wen-wai Yim successfully completed her General Exam titled “Information Extraction from Clinical and Radiology Notes for Liver Cancer Staging.” Her advisor Dr. Meliha Yetisgen reported, “Wen-wai presented a detailed proposal to extract information from clinical notes for liver cancer staging and answered many tough questions from the audience and her committee.” Congratulations, Wen-wai!