The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is pleased to open applications for the 2019 Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic Endowed Scholarship for Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Naeymi-Rad is the founder of Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), Inc. and an expert in the application of standards-based terminology solutions to problems in healthcare. Dr. Kepic is an Obstetrics & Gynecology physician.
This year’s endowed scholarship provides an annual award of $5000 for tuition and fees for a student in the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program to obtain his or her degree while gaining practical experience in applying standards-based terminology using tools such as HL7 FHIR to solve health-related patient and population focused problems.
The student must currently be enrolled full-time in the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program. He or she must be a student in good standing in the program. The scholarship must be used for the student’s tuition and fees.
The selection process will choose a student who is committed to the area of biomedical informatics focused on the application of terminology standards. The student will also serve as a resource for the standard terminology services and tools that are being provided for academic use to the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology by the Leap of Faith Foundation.
Interested students are required to complete an application indicating their interest in standards-based terminology for solving problems in healthcare. The scholarship recipient will be selected by a committee of OHSU and Leap of Faith Foundation personnel, and designated as the Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic OHSU Biomedical Informatics Scholar.
The Leap of Faith Foundation was created by Frank Naeymi-Rad and Theresa Kepic to accelerate informatics innovation and the distribution of terminology-enabled applications from academic centers across electronic health record systems.