June 13th, 2016
Congratulations to Cheryl Lee!
On June 3, Cheryl Lee successfully defended her dissertation titled, “A Knowledge-based System for Intelligent Support in Pharmacogenomics Evidence Assessment: Ontology-driven Evidence Representation, Retrieval, Classification and Interpretation". Her supervisory committee was chaired by Dr. Peter Tarzcy-Hornoch and included Drs. John Horn, James Brinkley, and Emily Devine. Congratulations, Cheryl!
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Semanik!
Also on June 3, Mike Semanik successfully defended his MS thesis titled, “The Development of a Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury Clinical Phenotype and Its Use as a Predictive Model,” with is supervisory committee chaired by Dr. Meliha Yetisgen. His committee also included Drs. David Crosslin and Sangeeta Hingorani. He will move to the University of Wisconsin in late summer. Congratulations to Mike!
Congratulations to Wen-Wai Yim!
On June 7, Wen-Wai Yim successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Information extraction from clinical and radiology notes for liver cancer staging.” Her supervisory committee was chaired by Dr. Meliha Yetisgen and included Drs. Gina-Anne Levow, Fei Xia, Lucy Vanderwende, and Sharon Kwan. Wen-Wai will soon return to the Bay Area to start a post-doc position at Stanford University. Congratulations, Wen-Wai!
Congratulations to Justin McReynolds!
On June 8, Justin successfully defended his MS thesis titled, “Open-source Computerized Patient-reported Outcomes for Clinical Care: Case Studies Illustrating Fifteen Years of Evolution,”with his supervisory committee chaired by Dr. William Lober. His committee also included Drs. Donna Berry and Heidi Crane.
Justin plans to continue at his work at UW as the ongoing technical lead of cPRO development.
BHI END OF YEAR CELEBRATION
On June 10, the Biomedical and Health Informatics Graduate Program held its annual End of Year Celebration at the University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB). The celebration included a graduation ceremony for the following students and postdoctoral fellows who successfully completed the BHI program this academic year.
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical and Health Informatics
Chia-Ju (Cheryl) Lee
Master of Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics
Michael Semanik, MD
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical and Health Informatics
Uba Backonja, PhD RN
Andrew D. Miller, PhD
Please join BHI in congratulating the Class of 2016!
Congratulations to Dr. Annie Chen and Dr. Uba Backonja!
The End of Year Celebration also included the presentation of our annual awards. BIME professor Annie Chen, PhD, was honored with the 2015-16 Excellence in Teaching Award in Biomedical and Health Informatics. This award recognized a core BHI instructor who demonstrated excellence in teaching a core course during this academic year and was selected by vote by first-year students who took the core curriculum. Dr. Chen taught BIME 598: Consumer Health and Informatics and BIME 554: Biomedical Information Interactions and Design.
BHI postdoctoral fellow Uba Backonja, PhD RN, was honored with BHI’s inaugural Best Colloquium Award. This award recognized a BHI student or postdoctoral fellow for excellence in organizing, leading, and facilitating a BIME 591 colloquium with faculty sponsorship during this academic year and was also selected by student vote. Uba taught the colloquium “Health Disparities and Informatics” in spring quarter.
Congratulations to our award winners!
Hartzler AL, Weis B, Cahill C, Pratt W, Park A, Backonja U, McDonald D. Design and usability of interactive user profiles for online health communities. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI). 2016;23(3): Article 15. doi:10.1145/2903718
Diane Korngiebel faculty announment
NEW FACULTY ANNOUNCEMENT
We are delighted to announce that Diane Korngiebel, DPhil, has accepted a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, effective May 1, 2016.
Dr. Korngiebel is a bioethicist who works at the intersection of bioethics, genomic medicine, and informatics. Dr. Korngiebel received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in 1997 in History and a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in History from the University of Oxford in 2005. She joined the University of Washington in December, 2010, as an Acting Instructor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME), and from July, 2014, until the present she has been an Acting Assistant Professor of BIME, both appointments in the Division of Medical Education and Evaluation.
Dr. Korngiebel is supported by a K01 Mentored Career Development Award through the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of genomic research (ELSI) program at the National Human Genome Research Institute. The end product of the K award is an electronic clinical decision-support tool for Lynch Syndrome screening. Lynch Syndrome is a heritable condition that confers a high lifetime risk of certain cancers, particularly colorectal and endometrial.
Dr. Korngiebel's future work will continue to explore and address issues related to decision support from the perspectives of key stakeholders, including patients and clinicians. Her focus is on two areas of importance to precision medicine: 1. bringing implementation science into the process of creating and successfully deploying genetic-related precision medicine interventions in clinical practice and 2. incorporating bioethical approaches into the development of clinical and patient decision support with a view to more fully fostering shared decision-making.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Pollack A, Backonja U, Miller AD, Mishra S, Khelifi M, Kendall L, Pratt W. Closing the Gap: Supporting Patients’ Transition to Self-Management after Hospitalization. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’16): 5324-5336. doi:10.1145/2858036.2858240
Sonali R. Mishra, Shefali Haldar, Ari H. Pollack, Logan Kendall, Andrew D. Miller, Maher Khelifi, and Wanda Pratt. 2016. "Not Just a Receiver": Understanding Patient Behavior in the Hospital Environment. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3103-3114. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858167
Demiris G. Consumer Health Informatics: Past, Present, and Future of a Rapidly Evolving Domain. Yearb Med Inform. 2016 May 20;25(Suppl. 1). [Epub ahead of print]
Lazar A, Thompson HJ, Demiris G. Design Recommendations for Recreational Systems Involving Older Adults Living With Dementia. J Appl Gerontol. 2016 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print]
Marie Vrablik, MD MCR; Karl Jablonowski, MS; Steve Mitchell, MD; Tak Watase, MD MBA; Ken Linnau, MD. Time and Workflow Barriers to Obtaining a Spine MRI from the Emergency Department. UW Patient Safety Improvement Program. Poster Presentation. 2016.
Lerouge C, Sayre G, Rubenstein V. L., Frogner B, Snyder C, Sangameswaran S, Strategies to Promote a Healthcare Data Informed Culture to Improve Access. Paper Accepted for Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2016) TREO Talk Session
Backonja U, Robledo CA, Wallace ME, Flores KF, Kiely M. Reproductive health knowledge among African American women enrolled in a clinic-based randomized control trial to reduce psychosocial risk, Project DC-HOPE. Women’s Health Issues 2016. doi:10.1016/j.whi.2016.03.005
BIME Associate Professor Janice Sabin, PhD, has been invited to give the UW 2016 Samuel Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Friday, April 8 from 6-7 p.m. at the http://www.washington.edu/diversity/tribal-relations/intellectual-house/. The title of the lecture is: Hidden Bias in Health Care: A Reflection on 10 Years of Health Care Disparities Research.
The Samuel Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture is held annually. For the first time it will be part of UW parent weekend. http://www.washington.edu/omad/samuel-e-kelly-lecture/. The lecture is free, but advance registration is requested. REGISTER HERE.
Carpenter DM, Geryk LL, Chen AT, Nagler RH, Dieckmann NF, Han PKJ. Conflicting health information: a critical research need. Health Expectations. Forthcoming.
Chen AT, Zhu S-H, Conway M. Using interactive visual analytics to facilitate sense-making about health-related online discussions. Oral presentation accepted to the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) 8th Scientific Meeting 2016; Seattle, WA.
Neal ML, Carlson BE, Thompson CT, James RC, Kim KG, Tran K, Crampin EJ, Cook DL, Gennari JH. Semantics-based composition of integrated cardiomyocyte models motivated by real-world use cases. PLoS One. 2015;10(12):e0145621. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145621. PubMed PMID: 26716837.
BHI student Laura Kneale, MS, was selected for the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Foundation Doctorate Scholarship. She will be attending the HIMSS Awards & Recognition Gala at HIMSS16 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, where she will be recognized. The HIMSS Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry.
BIME lecturer David Masuda, MD, MS, was nominated for the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology. The award recognizes a current faculty member for improving student learning or engagement through an approach that leverages technology, and is the highest teaching distinction a faculty member can receive at the University.