LAIR Leading Efforts on Health Information Technology Education

LAIR members Dr. Mostafa and Julia Kampov have been highly active in the last year writing grant proposals and generating new program planning documents for HIT programs. We are happy to report that UNC now has two new graduate education certificates: 1) Clinical Information Science and 2) Nursing Informatics (developed by the School of Nursing). We have received two new grants recently, one internal from the Office of the UNC Provost and another one from the US Health & Human Services / Office of the National Coordinator. The former is toward a coordinator and manager for the program and the latter is for recruiting new graduate students for our emerging HIT programs. The HHS/ONC effort is part of a consortium which includes Duke University as our partner.

Javed with Renci and Duke Colleagues Received a NSF Smart Health Grant

MindsEye: Development and Evaluation of a Human Computer Interface for the MindLinc Clinical Decision Support System

Javed Mostafa (PI) was awarded one of the NSF Smart Health grants. It is a collaboration among three institutions, UNC, RENCI (Co-PI, Dr. Ketan Mane), and Duke (Co-PI, Dr. Kenneth Gersing). The project starts immediately and will last for about three years. Interested in a PhD or Postdoctoral position? Please contact with a recent vita.

Keona Health — A Patient-Centric Medical Decision Support Company Launches

With strong backing from TraCS Kickstart Program, a tech transfer arm of Translational Clinical Sciences Institute, as well as support from other UNC units such as the Launchpad program at RENCI, Keona Health recently launched as a company. Keona was recently awarded a NIH SBIR grant. Dr. Mostafa serves as Keona’s Chief Scientific Advisor and Chairman.

Carolina Launch Pad Adds Four New Ventures to its 2011 Class