We would like to announce that Megha Kalsy and Polina Kukhareva, Graduate Students in Biomedical Informatics have been awarded the 2014 Orthner Travel Assistance Award in the amount of up to $1,000 each. This award was made possible by Ms. Carolyn Orthner in honor of her beloved husband, Dr. Helmuth F. Orthner, PhD, FACMI, who passed away in March 2009. The purpose of this award is to provide support to worthy International Biomedical Informatics students who have been accepted to present at a meeting, or have been invited to participate at a meeting or other scholarly activity.
Megha Kalsy will be presenting a poster at the 2014 AMIA Symposium on her project titled:
Methods for Early Stakeholder Engagement for Implementation of Health Information Technology
Megha Kalsy, MS, Natalie Kelly, MBA, Jennifer H. Garvin, PhD MBA RHIA, Mary K. Goldstein MD MS, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Division of Epidemiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; IDEAS Center, Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, UT; VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, Center for Primary Care & Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Polina Kukhareva will be presenting a paper at the 2014 AMIA Symposium on her project titled:
Clinical Decision Support-based Quality Measurement (CDS-QM) Framework: Prototype Implementation, Evaluation, and Future Directions
P. Kukhareva, K. Kawamoto, D. Shields, University of Utah; D. Barfuss, A. Halley, University of Utah Healthcare; T. Tippetts, P. Warner, B. Bray, C. Staes, University of Utah
We are grateful to Ms. Orthner and the Helmuth F. Orthner Scholarship Fund for the continued support to the Biomedical Informatics student program.