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On behalf of the Clinical Informatics Center and Dr. Chris Lehmann and Dr. Ling Chu, please find below an invitation to the May Clinical Informatics Research Colloquium. You will also receive a meeting invitation for the colloquium. Please note the special day and time – Thursday, May 18 at 1 pm. 


The Clinical Informatics Center at UT Southwestern hosts the Clinical Informatics Research Colloquium to highlight the outstanding work done at UT Southwestern and partnering organizations in the clinical informatics space. This is part of our effort to bring clinical informatics, research informatics, and other data and informatics scientists together at UT Southwestern to foster exchange of ideas, collaboration, and development of grants, papers, and novel projects.  


We are very pleased that our May Colloquium will feature William Hersh, MD. Dr. Hersh will present his talk “Competencies and Curricula Across the Spectrum of Learners for Biomedical and Health Informatics”.   


Dr. William Hersh is a Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, USA. Dr. Hersh served as the inaugural Chair of DMICE from 2003-2022 and as Head of its predecessor free-standing Division of Medical Informatics & Outcomes Research from 1997-2003. He is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research. 

In education, he serves as Director of OHSU's Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program, which includes two master's degrees (research and professional), a PhD degree, and Graduate Certificate. Dr. Hersh also conceptualized and implemented the first offering of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 10x10 ("ten by ten") program, which has been completed by more than 3000 individuals since 2005. He also serves as Editor of the textbook, Health Informatics: Practical Guide, Eighth Edition (Lulu.com, 2020), which is available in print and eBook format and has an associated Web site
Dr. Hersh also serves as Director of OHSU's Research Training Program in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, which is funded by a training grant from the National Library of Medicine, and as Associate Program Director of OHSU's ACGME-accredited Clinical Informatics Fellowship. Dr. Hersh has also been involved in other global efforts to expand informatics capacity through education, collaborating with colleagues at Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in Singapore, and elsewhere. 
He also co-leads efforts to teach clinical informatics to other health professions students. He helped define competencies and shape the curriculum for OHSU medical students. He has also been involved in the teaching of nursing, graduate basic science, and undergraduate health science majors (at Portland State University). 
Dr. Hersh has also made many contributions in research. His research originally focused in the area of information retrieval, where he has authored over 200 scientific papers as well as the book, Information Retrieval: A Biomedical and Health Perspective (Springer, 2020), now in its fourth edition, available from Springer (including SpringerLink) or Amazon, and which has an associated Web site. Dr. Hersh is also active in clinical research informatics. He served as Director of the Biomedical Informatics Program of the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) from 2006-2014 and was Chair of the National Informatics Steering Committee of the Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) program of the National Institutes of Health from 2006-2008. 
Dr. Hersh has won numerous awards for his innovations. These include the OHSU Faculty Senate Distinguished Faculty Award for outstanding teaching in 2007; the 2008 AMIA Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics; being named among the Modern Healthcare Top 25 Clinical Informaticists in 2010, 2011, and 2012; and the HIMSS Physician Leadership Award in 2015. He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the American College of Physicians. He was among the inaugural 121 elected members of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics and was currently serves as its President. He is also an elected member of the SIGIR Academy
Dr. Hersh also maintains the Informatics Professor blog and the What is Biomedical & Health Informatics? website. 
Dr. Hersh obtained his B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1980 and his M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984. After finishing a residency in Internal Medicine at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago in 1987, he completed a Fellowship in Medical Informatics at Harvard University in 1990. Dr. Hersh has been at OHSU since 1990. 


The colloquium will be hosted on and recorded by Zoom. Details are listed below. The date and time are Thursday, May 18, 2023, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  


We hope you can join us. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.  

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