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Academic Update

Volume 2, Issue 11          June 18, 2012

SBMI Introduces Certificate in Applied Health Informatics

Beginning in the fall of 2012, the School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth will offer a certificate in Applied Health Informatics. This will help create an educated workforce in Health Information Technology (HIT) by providing students the knowledge and skills to assess, implement, maintain, and evaluate Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and computerized health information systems.

The five-course certificate program will be offered entirely online and will require 15 credit hours to complete. The ONC grant will fund tuition costs for up to 20 students who complete the five-course certificate (The recipients of the grant must enroll in two courses in Fall 2012, two in Spring 2013, and one in Summer 2013).

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contact the SBMI Office of Academic Affairs (713-500-3591)

Call for Nominations Open for the 2012 Sloan-C Awards

The Sloan-C Awards and Recognition Committee has issued a call for Nominations for:

Please click on the links above to view more information and find the nomination forms. All nominations must be submitted by July 15, 2012.

Adobe Connect for eLearning

Adobe Connect ProWhether you want to create a prerecorded mini-lecture for your students or you want to deliver engaging virtual synchronized classes, Adobe Connect Pro is a solution for you. Adobe Connect provides you with the capability to captivate your audience with rich, engaging, and interactive experiences and make them available to virtually anyone, anywhere, on almost any device, with just a click of a button. Plus, it’s free for you to use in your teaching and learning activities and we provide all the training and support you might need.

Please contact Marcos Hernandez (713-500-3589) if you are interested in learning more about this technology and using it for your class or meetings.

YouTube Series: Meet the Faculty

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Want to know more about our faculty and their respective areas of research? Now you have the opportunity! Check out our “Meet the Faculty” YouTube video series. This month we are featuring Juliana Brixey, PhD (SL name: Windy Howley).

Journal of Biomedical Informatics - New Open Archive

JAMIA pickEdward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics (JBI) has announced that JBI now features free access to all of its articles after 12 months.

The entire pre-2011 archive of JBI is now available in the JBI Open Archive, without limitation, through ScienceDirect.

JBI focuses on papers that introduce new and innovative methodologies with potentially broad applicability across biomedicine. The quality methodological reviews are often used for teaching as well as for research references and the journal and its team hope this will help to make JBI even more useful to the informatics research community.

YouTube Video: Cognitive Foundation for Clinical Decision Support

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SHARPC-2A is primarily concerned with the development of a cognitive support system that can assist physicians in their decision-making tasks, specifically, 1) capturing, understanding, and analyzing the nature and structure of expert clinician knowledge concerning commonly occurring diseases using human-intensive and semi-automated methods, and 2) developing service-oriented architecture for flexible medical data retrieval, intelligent knowledge organization and presentation for efficient clinical decision-making.

Exploring the 10 Types of Plagiarism

Recently, Turnitin classified the most common types of plagiarism into 10 categories based on findings from a worldwide survey of nearly 900 secondary and higher education instructors. Each type of plagiarism has been given a digital moniker to reflect the significant role that the internet and social media play in student writing. Check out the full infographic for illustrative examples of each type of plagiarism.

Plagiarism Image

Important Dates

June 28                Last day to drop course & Receive grade of WP or WF for 1st 6-week session
June 29                Last class day - 1st 6-week summer session
July 2                    Final exams - 1st 6-week summer session
July 3                    Tuition & fees for 2nd 6-week session due to avoid late fee
July 4                    Independence Day holiday
July 5                    Summer classes begin - 2nd 6-week session
July 5-10               Late registration - 2nd 6-week session
July 5-10               Add/drops - For students who are already registered
July 20                  Final Installment Payment due
July 20                  Last day to drop course & receive grade WP or WF - 12 week & 2nd 6-week

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