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Informatics Training at OHSU

Bill Hersh hersh at OHSU.EDU
Wed Apr 21 16:08:20 EST 1993


The Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC)
at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) has an opening
in its post-doctoral training program in medical informatics
for July or September 1993.  With eight appointed and seven
adjunct faculty, along with a new 74,263 sq. ft.
state-of-the-art building, the BICC is one of the country's
leading institutions in medical informatics research.  OHSU
has a major commitment to rural health education and outreach,
and the BICC mission to connect electronically 5,000 Oregon
health professionals on the nation's first statewide network
by the year 2000 will provide unique opportunities for
informatics fellows. 

The program will train physicians, computer scientists and
others who are committed to a career in medical informatics.
The program has as its focus "end-user informatics," with
areas of concentration that include:  

-  Design and delivery of information resources and knowledge bases
-  Organization and representation of health information
-  Information retrieval
-  Design and implementation of workstations for health professionals
-  Health outcomes research
-  Image analysis
-  Informatics training and education

The primary focus of the program will be to provide a
structured research experience in one or two of the above areas,
along with course work in informatics at OHSU and in related areas
several nearby universities.  Trainees will survey the field
broadly during their two to three year fellowship. They will
be expected to complete research projects, and upon completion
of their training, be able to describe their results clearly
in both oral and written form.  The overall goals are to prepare
trainees to (a) direct their own medical informatics
research efforts at medical centers that actively embrace the
Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS) agenda,
or (b) take leadership positions in the growing number of hospital
and/or commercial efforts in medical informatics. 

Qualifications for applicants include an M.D. (residency training
preferred) or a Ph.D. in biological science or an area relevant
to informatics.  Financial support is available for U.S. citizens
or permanent residents only. 

For more information, please contact:

Kent A. Spackman, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director for Academic Programs
Biomedical Information Communication Center
Oregon Health Sciences University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR   97201-3098
503-494-4502
spackman at ohsu.edu





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