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Centre for Health Informatics

The Centre for Health Informatics is the newest University of Calgary research and innovation centre within the Cumming School of Medicine. The Centre came into existence to advance the mandate of the Cumming School of Medicine’s focus on precision medicine and precision public health.

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Leadership Announcement

It is with great pleasure that we announce changes in personnel at the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI). Operations Manager, Dr. Cathy Eastwood, will be transitioning to a newly created role as Associate Director, Research and Strategic Partnerships and Operations and Development Specialist, Erin O’Connor, moved to the role of CHI Business and Operations Manager. We are also excited to share that Dr. Colin Josephson has accepted the role of Associate Director, Faculty Engagement and will be focusing on helping CHI build relationships with CSM faculty members and non-faculty clinicians. 

 

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Advancing Precision Health

The Centre of Health Informatics (CHI) works to advance and innovate health informatics for Precision Health through timely data access, data analytics such as visualization, linkage and coding, and leading research using secondary data for research trials, and clinical decision support. CHI brings together data assets to foster collaboration among investigators, support grant development, recruit faculty and students, develop cutting-edge analytics, and build capacity in data science and machine-learning.

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Accessing Health Data for Research in Alberta

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Research & Innovation

The Centre for Health Informatics is a multidisciplinary team of individuals with expertise spanning from biostatistics, software engineering and physics to epidemiology, nursing and health economics. Some team members have experience as practicing physicians who understand the everyday challenges of health care delivery; others are methodologists and statisticians whose expertise in analytical methods helps drive leading-edge investigations.

 

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Opportunities & Programs with the Centre of Health Informatics

The Centre for Health Informatics is a space that is designed to form relationships, both personal and professional, to foster collaboration. Our staff consists of many individuals from varying disciplines like biostatistics, epidemiology, computer engineering, physics, statistics, health economics, and nursing. By providing a space for conversation and socialization, the Centre for Health Informatics fosters inter-disciplinary collaborations for cutting-edge new projects. The space also allows the Centre to host the Certificate in Health Data Science Analytics and Biostatistics students during their semester, visiting scholars, working group meetings, summer students, graduate students, PhD students, Post-doctoral fellows, faculty, analysts, administrative staff, and other researchers as well as seminars and workshops.

HDSB Program

The Diploma in Health Data Science & Biostatistics will provide the skills necessary to advance precision medicine and precision public health. You will work with all kinds of health data from wearable technology, Electronic Medical Records, genomic data and more. Students also learn the wide range of modern analytic techniques such as machine learning, natural language processing and data visualization.

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Summer Students

CHI's Summer Studentship Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in health research under the supervision of an academic member for 4 months during the summer. This program seeks to encourage students’ consideration of a research career in fields relevant to data science and health informatics. Applicants will be matched to a faculty member residing within CHI based on their chosen academic discipline and research interests.

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Space Request Form

Interested in an office space within CHI? Sharing knowledge and encouraging collaboration is one of our key values. Residing in CHI enables opportunities for socialization, technical development, and professional enhancement. 

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