Duke Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship

Duke University seeks exceptional candidates for the upcoming Duke Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship. This competitive fellowship will provide 3 years of support for an outstanding scholar with established academic excellence in a quantitative science including (but not limited to) statistics, computer science, engineering or math who seeks to broaden their impact both within and outside of academia by working across disciplines and sectors to solve pressing social science problems. The Fellow will be under the primary mentorship of Dr. Jana Schaich Borg (neuroscientist and data science professor at Duke’s Social Science Research Institute), and will have secondary mentorship from Dr. Guillermo Sapiro (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Dr. David Dunson (Statistical Science and Mathematics) and Dr. Vincent Conitzer (Computer Science and Economics).

Approximately 65% of the Fellow’s time will be dedicated to leading the analytical efforts of an interdisciplinary project that will use machine vision and automated classifications of social interactions to predict individual social and economic decisions. The anticipated outcomes of this project will be used to develop tools to diagnose social disorders and create empathy training programs, as well as to develop social robots that can improve the quality of human life. As part of Duke’s Data Science vision, the postdoctoral fellow on this project must be an expert in at least one (and preferably two) of the relevant technical domains (ie: machine vision, signal processing, machine learning, mathematical models of synchrony, statistical models of high-dimensional systems in p>>n settings, behavioral economics, or social network modeling), but will be encouraged to expand their expertise over the course of the fellowship, and will work closely with scholars from other fields to ensure timely delivery of the project goals. The other 35% of the Fellow’s time will be dedicated “innovation time”, in which the postdoc can work on research projects of their choosing with guidance from the most relevant faculty or IT mentors.

The Data Science program will provide training opportunities to expand the Fellow’s expertise and experience to new disciplines and modern Big Data platforms, and will provide extensive career mentoring to ensure the Fellow can leverage the fellowship experience to maximize future career productivity. The Data Science Fellow will also have the opportunity to teach in Duke’s upcoming Data Science master’s program, if desired.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing why they would be a good match for the Duke Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship and the independent research agenda they would be interested in pursuing. Applications should also include a CV (please include all publications), the names and contact information of three references, and a statement about when the applicant could start the appointment. The applications and/or any additional questions regarding the fellowship should be sent via e-mail to Dr. Jana Schaich Borg at js524@duke.edu.

Duke to Host HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable March 7-8, 2017

Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute is hosting HL7® FHIR® Applications Roundtable on March 7-8, 2017. 


What is the FHIR® Applications Roundtable?

The HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable is a two-day event featuring numerous short form presentations/demos from providers, vendors, academic institutions, start-ups and other individuals showcasing FHIR-based solutions that are currently in development or already being deployed.  The purpose of this meeting is to educate the healthcare industry about the power and maturity of HL7 FHIR. Attendees will be invited to judge the quality of the FHIR presentations by voting on best of show and other awards to be announced.  This meeting is not a technical meeting; no code-a-thons or work group business will take place. Anyone interested in understanding, implementing or developing FHIR applications will find value in this event

HL7 is inviting submissions from across the healthcare industry to make a 15-minute session. Interested presenters should complete the speakers form.


The Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education

The Great Hall
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710


How Do I Register?

Register Online: Please complete the registration form. Online registration is available until the end of the day E.T. on March 2. For your convenience, you can pay via credit card directly on the website, or print the registration form and mail it with payment.

Mail: Please complete the registration form and mail it (along with credit card information or a check payable to Health Level Seven International in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank ONLY) to the following address: Health Level Seven International, 3300 Washtenaw Ave. Suite #227, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA

Fax: You may fax registration and credit card information to: +1 (734) 677-6622.

Advance Registration/Payment: Advance registrations MUST include payment. Registrations received without payment will not be processed until the time that payment is received and will be charged the Standard Rate.

On-site Registration: On-site registrations will be accepted March 7-8, 2017. Payment in full is required at the time of registration.


For more information, please contact Mary Ann Boyle at: +1 (734) 677-7777 or maryann@HL7.org.

Read more here.

Student Trainee (Health Informatics)

Weblink:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/449666500

Student Trainee (Health Informatics)

CDC National Center for Health statistics (NCHS)

Agency contact information

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Hyattsville, MD
Work Schedule is Full Time – Permanent

Opened Friday 9/23/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

Closes Wednesday 9/28/2016 (1 day(s) away)

·        Salary Range

$35,265.00 to $56,790.00 / Per Year

·        Series & Grade


·        Who May Apply

United States Citizens

·        Control Number


·        Job Announcement Number



Job Overview


What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

The Program is designed to attract students in a wide variety of educational institutions (high school, home-school programs, vocational and technical, undergraduate and graduate) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful development work at the beginning of their career, before their careers paths are fully established.

Temporary appointments may be extended without further competition. An agency may convert an Intern non-competitively from the Internship Program to a term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all the terms of section 5 CFR 362.204 are met and there is an available position. U.S. citizenship is required to be eligible for conversion.

These positions are located within various organizations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

See the Duties tab for a description of the position. The duties will depend on the needs of the hiring office and the position the student is selected for.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


As a Student Trainee (Health Informatics) you will:

  • Perform developmental projects involved with public health informatics.
  • Work closely with IT Specialist and Health Informatics Scientists in the development of quality control software and software programs.
  • Assist in conducting assigned statistical studies or continuing projects that represent an important segment of the center’s primary investigative program.
  • Assist higher graded specialist with scientific surveys/studies or projects to identify and solve health system related problems.
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship is required or proof of legal residency.
  • Transcripts are required with the current enrollment period course load.
  • Students must provide official transcripts if selected.
  • A school acceptance letter is required for all graduates.
  • Student participant agreement.
  • Special Immunizations may be required for some positions.


For the GS-5, applicants must have successfully completed 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree.

For the GS-7, applicants must have successfully completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor’s degree. Provisions for superior academic achievement (S.A.A) can be found at:


Documentation of enrollment status must be provided in the form of a school transcript and enrollment verification form.

Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit:


2017 AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science Call for Participation


2017 AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 22, 2016


March 27-30, 2017

San Francisco  – Park Hotel




Artificial Intelligence Collaborative Workflow Systems
Big Data in Medicine Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Clinical Genomics Dental Informatics
Data Standards, Terminologies and Ontologies Interoperability
Exposomics Medical Imaging

Mobile Health and Wearable Devices

Next Generation Sequencing Personalized or Precision Medicine
Pharmacogenomics Predictive Modeling
Terminology Mapping Stakeholder Engagement
Wearable Data Sensors


Fall 2016 Informatics Seminar Series

The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University and a collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte, and ECU. This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and include research results, overview of programs of research, basic, applied, and evaluative projects, as well as research from varied epistemological stances.


The Fall 2016 Informatics Seminars Series will begin on Wednesday,  August 31st at 4:00-5:00pm. A list of the dates for all of the 10 Fall 2016 seminar presentations are listed below. They occur on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00pm in the Hock Auditorium. Please continue to check our website for more details about the presentation speakers and topics closer to the date they occur.

Fall 2016 Informatics Seminar Series Dates

1. Wednesday, August 31stDuke– Ryan Shaw, PhD, RN~

“Mobile Health Technologies for Precision Medicine”


2.  Wednesday, September 7thUNC-CH-Robert Furberg, PhD, MBA~

“The Use of Sensor Based Data Collection for Personal, Clinical, and Public Health Applications”


3. Wednesday, September 14thECU– Young Joo Kim, PhD, ORT/L & Dr. Jennifer Radlodd, OTD, OTR/L, CDRS~



4. Wednesday, September 21stNCCU– Chantel Nicolas~

“Computational Systems in Biomedical and Biotechnology Research”


5. Wednesday, September 28thUNC-CH– Jason Burke, MA~

“Making Medicine Smarter Through Analytics and Data Sciences”


6. Wednesday, October 5thDuke– James Tcheng, MD ~

“Fixing the “Garbage In” Dilemma Through Transformation of Clinical Workflows (aka Structured Data)


7. Wednesday, October 19thECU-Akshat Kapoor, PhD ~

“Exploring Interactive Survivorship Plans: Patient Perceived Value, Acceptance, and Usability Evaluation of an Online Breast Cancer Survivorship Tool”


8. Wednesday, October 26thUNC-C-Mike Dulin, MD, PhD~ Builing a Novel Population Health Strategy for Mecklenburg country



9. Wednesday, November 2ndNCCU– ClarLynda Williams-DeVane ~

“Data Integration Framework for the Identification of Complex Disease Subtypes”


10. Wednesday, November 9thUNC-C– William Saunders, PhD, PE ~

“Development of an HIE for Translational Housing Residents in Charlotte, NC”


If you have any questions about the upcoming seminars please contact Elizabeth Ricucci at Elizabeth.Ricucci@duke.edu


Webinar: Health Informatics Tools for Usability Study Research on July 22 @ 12:00pm

Lunchtime Webinar on

Preparing Health Informatics Tools for Usability Study Research

July, 22, 2016



The ASIST (American Society for Information Science and Technology)’s Special Interest Group (SIG) on Health (HLTH) is sponsoring a webinar on July 22, 2016 at noon ET on “Preparing Health Informatics Tools for Usability Study Research.”

Information Science (IS) has an effective user-orientation and technology research background which makes working with usability or human factors seem natural. In fact, human-computer interactions have been studied by IS for years. Questions arise about whether the user experience is effective. What are some of the issues users experience? Are search results useful? Cognitive psychology and ergonomics give us methods to use in researching usability.

Dr. Deborah Swain, Associate Professor, North Carolina Central University (NCCU), School of Library and Information Sciences


Dr. Deborah Swain, Associate Professor, North Carolina Central University (NCCU), School of Library and Information Sciences, will discuss information on usability studies in health informatics from 2014-2016 which focused on research in diabetes, heart disease, and migraine headaches. Findings are being collected for improving the designs of decision support and expert system prototypes. Student, consultant and faculty projects can use open source or educational software to build similar tools for health assessment without diagnosing–which is not our role. User responses have been informative in pilot projects. Building the back-end data analytics will be subject-based and may improve the distribution of health information.

The webinar will describe research with graduate students and early proposals for front-end tools to improve decision making when searching for health information. There is a need for focus and decision support in searching large medical and health care databases, PUB MED, the web, and big data stores or warehouses. Why not a front end to search tools that help the user determine healthcare areas of personal interest to search? If we provide a front-end tool, is it usable and well designed for the user experience?



Click here for information on GoToMeeting links and Registration

Free to ASIS&T members; $15 for non-members


AMIA Announces Advanced Health Informatics Certification Eligibility Requirements

AMIA recently disclosed eligibility requirements for the Advanced Health Informatics Certification (AHIC) during its InSpire 2016 Academic Forum Conference in Columbus, Ohio. AHIC is intended for informatics professionals whom represent the spectrum of primary disciplines, and the defined eligibility requirements comparable to the clinical informatics subspecialty for physicians. AMIA has revealed the development process and the eligibility requirements of AHIC in a pair of papers published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Eligibility requirements include: (1) Practice Focus on information and knowledge problems that directly impact the practice of healthcare, public health, and personal health. (2) Education in primary health fields and health informatics at the graduate level; and (3) Significant experience in health informatics establishing an advanced level of real-world accomplishment.

HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable


The HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable is a two-day event which will be hosted at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA on July 27-28. There will be presentations and demonstrations about FHIR-based solutions that are currently in development or already being deployed. The aim for this meeting is to educate the healthcare industry about FHIR solutions that are or will be available in the future.

Meeting Details