ICTR Hosts CHI2 Town Hall Jan 29

Established in Summer 2018, the UW Clinical and Health Informatics Institute (CHI2) is a new academic home for biomedical informatics jointly sponsored by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and School of Medicine and Public Health. CHI2 includes biomedical informatics services, education, and innovation. In January 2019, ICTR will host a Town Hall meeting in the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) to introduce the initiatives and services encompassed within the Institute.

The Town Hall will take place on Jan 29, 2019, from 12-1 PM in HSLC 1325. The program will include a short introduction from Elizabeth Burnside, CHI2 Interim Executive Administrative Director, followed by a presentation from Umberto Tachinardi, CHI2 Executive Scientific Director. Tachinardi is the Associate Dean of Biomedical Informatics and Chief Research Information Officer for UW Health. His comments will be followed by an open question and answer session. Tachinardi adds,

I hope to be able to share with you the substantial progress we have made in the past year both in expanding capacity of existing services and in introducing new functionality to our portfolio. As part of this continuing improvement, we have been able to recruit new professional staff for data analysis and added specialists in program management to oversee our transition to the CHI2 umbrella.

In addition to taking questions myself, we have also invited representatives from the Clinical Research Data Service (CRDS), UW Health, and leads from other service lines to be on hand. Attendees are encouraged to submit question in advance using this online survey so we can tailor the presentation to specific interests.

The Town Hall will be livestreamed (http://live.videos.med.wisc.edu/) and also recorded for the SMPH Video library. Burnside notes,

Elizabeth BurnsideThis Town Hall is appropriate for investigators at all levels, research staff, and students who want to learn more about how biomedical informatics can be used to enrich their research. We are very excited about the CHI2 initiative and have designed this session to answer as many of your questions as possible. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

You can download the flyer (PDF), visit the town hall events listing, or learn more about existing biomedical informatics services on the ICTR website.