Jessica Tennenbaum, PhD has been appointed to a multi-year term on the Boards of Scientific Counselors (BSCs). BSCs were established in 1956 “to advise the Scientific Directors (SDs) on the quality of the intramural research programs for which they are responsible.” BSCs are composed of “individuals who have outstanding scientific credentials and who are committed to providing rigorous, objective reviews. Although the principal purpose of these independent evaluations is to advise the SDs, the reports of the BSCs are distributed to the Director, National Institutes of Health, the Deputy Director for Intramural Research, and the appropriate Institute or Center (IC) Director.” The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications is one of two intramural Centers within the National Library of Medicine.
Ed Hammond, PhD, FACMI, FAIMBE, FIMIA, FHL7, FIAHSI and Amy Nordo, MMCi, BSN, CPHQ traveled to DC to provide an update on the eSource collaboration project between the FDA, CDISC, Industry and Research Sites. As well as, additional initiatives unique to Duke that impact clinical research and clinical care.
In March, 2018 Ed Hammond, PhD, FACMI, FAIMBE, FIMIA, FHL7, FIAHSI and Amy Nordo, MMCi, BSN, CPHQ hosted a team from Pfizer to progress their partnership in the eSource collaboration project between the FDA, CDISC, Industry and Research Sites. During their visit, they enjoyed a tour of the Innovation Studio, a brainstorming session with the Duke Clinical Research Institutes (DCRI) and a discussion with Matthew Harker, Director of the Analytics Center of Excellence (ACE) Research Customer Solutions at Duke University Health System.
Amy Nordo, MMCi, BSN, CPHQ was invited to participate on a panel consisting of industry, NIH and CDISC partners to represent the work currently being conducted by academic medical centers in eSource. This two day conference , held April 4-5 in National Harbor MD, brought together stakeholders from all areas impacted by clinical research to collaborate on ways to bridge the gap between clinical care and clinical research.
Ed Hammond, PhD, FACMI, FAIMBE, FIMIA, FHL7, FIAHSI has been selected by his peers to participate in the inaugural meeting of the International Medical Informatics Academy (“the Academy”), to establish directions, policies, voting procedures and a leadership team. This election is a validation of his accomplishments in the field as one of the global leaders. The first official meeting will take place on April 24th in Gothenburg, Sweden in conjunction with MIE 2018.
Davera Gabriel, RN, a Research Informaticist for Clinical Research Informatics at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, has been selected as the Vice Chair for the Data Science track for the AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit. The chair for the 2019 Summit is Umberto Tachinardi, MD, University of Wisconsin – Madison. The Summit will take place March 25-28, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) delivered the Harriet Cook Carter Lecture at the Duke University School of Nursing on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Titled Transforming Data in Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: The National Library of Medicine Strategic Plan 2017-2027, Dr. Brennan talked about the ten year strategic plan of the NLM, which includes accelerating the discovery through data-driven research, reaching more people through dissemination and engagement, and building a workforce for data-driven research and health. A panel discussion, moderated by Rachel Richesson, PhD (Associate Professor, DUSON) was held that in addition to Dr. Brennan included Erich Huang, MD, PhD (Assistant Dean, Biomedical Informatics & Co-Director, Duke Forge) , Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD (Professor of Medicine, Director of Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine) and Megan Von Isenburg, MSLS (Associate Dean for Library Sciences and Archives, Duke University School of Medicine.)
Dr. Brennan holds a Masters in Nursing and a PhD in Industrial Engineering. She has been a clinical practice nurse in critical and psychiatric care and held academic positions at Marquette University, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a pioneer in the development of information systems, having developed a variety of networks and communication services that promote healthcare.
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NCHICA Member Spotlight
Duke Medicine’s Chief Health Information Officer Eric Poon, MD, MPH was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) during the recent AMIA symposium. ACMI is a professional society of elected Fellows from the United States and abroad who have made significant and sustaining contributions to the field of biomedical informatics.
A variety of clinicians, faculty and staff attended the meeting, doing a number of presentations. Click here for more information.