Awards & Accomplishments in 2020

Celebrating the achievements of our hardworking colleagues.

The following individuals are instrumental in advancing innovation in precision health and health informatics systems directly within our centre. Members of the Centre for Health Informatics that have received prestigious honours and awards in in 2020 are featured below.

Dr. Hude Quan

Killam Annual Professorship: Hude Quan

February 12, 2020

Dr. Hude Quan, PhD, professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, was awarded this honour at the 12th Annual Celebration of Excellence. Dr. Quan has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and was named a Thomson-Reuters highly cited researcher in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

Frank Lee, PhD Candidate

2019 Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentship: Frank Lee

January 10, 2020

Alberta Innovates’ Graduate Studentships combine research training stipends with mentorship 
and career development allowances to better position emerging talent, like Frank, for high-impact careers in Alberta’s health research and innovation environment. Frank plans to use this to further his research into how natural language processing and machine learning can better assist the healthcare system.

Erin Brennand

Erin Brennand successfully defended her thesis.

January 3, 2020

One in 20 women undergo revision surgery within 10 years after midurethral sling placement. Erin's thesis dove into identifying health system factors affect the risk of revision using hospital admin data.This information is of timely importance because it can be used for the development of policies and procedures aimed at improving post surgical outcomes. The thesis was published in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, which is the top journal in the specialty.

Guosong Wu passed his PhD Defence

Guosong Wu passed his PhD Defence

May 15, 2020

Guosong passed his PhD defence and is now doing some revisions. His PhD project focussed on the development of Patient Safety Indicators for critically ill patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. His co-supervisors are Dr. Hude Quan and Dr. Thomas Stelfox.

 

 

 

Stephanie Garies

Stephanie Garies passed her Defence Thesis

June 4, 2020

Stephanie Garies passed her defence thesis, co-supervised by Dr. Tyler Williamson and Dr. Hude Quan. Her thesis focused on enhancing primary care electronic medical record (EMR) data in Alberta by quality assessment, data processing, and linkage to administrative data. She has two thesis papers that have been published to BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, as well as the International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS).

Elvira received the Mitacs Research Training Award

Elvira received the Mitacs Research Training Award

August 31, 2020

Mitacs award will provide Elvira the opportunity to undertake a short-term, paid research training internship under the supervision of Dr. Hude Quan. Her research project involves using EMR-based algorithms to detect hospital acquired infections.

Dr. Tyler Williamson

Avenue Magazine named Calgary's Top 40 under 40

October 28, 2020

Over half of this year's Top 40 winners are a part of the University of Calgary community. Among them is CHI's Associate Director, Dr. Tyler Williamson! In the article written by Avenue Magazine, Dr. Williamson is recognized for his dedication to improving the health of Calgarian's through harnessing the power of health data.