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Drexel Faculty Make Strong Showing at American Medical Informatics Association Symposium

November 29, 2016

Several members of the Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) and the College of Medicine (DUCOM) community presented at theAMIA 2016 Annual Symposium, Nov. 12-16, 2016 in Chicago. Gabriela Marcu, PhD, assistant professor of information science at CCI; Leah Kulp, PhD in information studies student; Katherine McCain, PhD professor emeritus at CCI; Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, MS, MBA, associate professor, Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions; Edgar Chou, MD, MS, chief value officer, Drexel College of Medicine; and Prudence Dalrymple, PhD, research and teaching professor at CCI and director of the Institute for Health Informatics, presented at the AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium alongside faculty from universities such as Columbia University, New York University and Temple University, among others.

Working Group Pre-symposium: Data Mining for Medical Informatics (DMMI) – Learning Health
Speaker: Christopher Yang, associate professor

Didactic Panel: Interactive Systems in Healthcare
Speaker: Gabriela Marcu, assistant professor

Paper: “Checklist as a Memory Externalization Tool during a Critical Care Process
Presenter: Leah Kulp, graduate research assistant and information studies PhD student

Poster: “Bibliometric Analysis Can Identify Sources of Anomalies in Document Retrieval relating to MeSH Structure and Indexing Patterns”
Speaker: Katherine McCain, professor emeritus

Poster: “Categorization of Patient Health Goals Elicited During Home Care Admission”
Authors: Edgar Chou, chief value officer, Drexel University College of Medicine and Paulina Sockolow, associate professor, Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions

Panel: "Informatics to Transform Med Wreck to Medication Reconciliation"
Panelist: Edgar Chou, chief value officer, Drexel University College of Medicine

Didactic Panel: Informatics to Transform Med Wreck to Medication Reconciliation
Speaker: Edgar Chou, chief value officer, Drexel University College of Medicine

Podium Presentation: “Helping Patients with Breast Cancer Decide about Clinical Trials Participation”
Speaker: Prudence Dalrymple, research and teaching professor, director of the Institute for Health Informatics

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is an organization that aims to transform healthcare through science, education, and the practice of informatics. The AMIA 2016 Symposium, which marked the 40th anniversary of the Symposium, attracted informatics researchers, professionals, students and trainees, among others, to form a community that connects professionals and students interested in healthcare informatics.