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The Future of Pathology Informatics: The Biomedical Informatics Department Model. Michael J. Becich, MD PhD Chairman and Professor Department of Biomedical Informatics http://www.dbmi.pitt.edu University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine firstname.lastname@example.org. Disclosures by MJB.
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Michael J. Becich, MD PhD
Chairman and Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Indirect support (after rent/faculty “taxes”) means 70% goes to the Department mission!!!
3 NLM predoc
1 NLM/ NICDR predoc
2 NLM ARRA postdoc
2 NLM ARRA predoc
2 GSR predoc
12 total slots to fill
28 US 16International
22Doctoral 11 MS 4 Cert
28 Pre-doc 16 Post-doc
4 students rejected us, went to:
14 accepted us
3 self funded (1 with own K funding, 1 with own Fulbright,1 with foreign governmental funding)
1 NLM ARRA postdoc
slot still open
11 funded by us
Training Program underwent External Review by U Pitt – Ohno-Machado and Szolovitz participated and now have joined DBMI EAB
Continue to invest in high quality post-docs
Successful in creating “pipeline” of K-funded junior faculty (Jiang, Beckhuis, others moving in rank)
On-Line Curriculum Development
Plan certificates in Biomedical and Dental Informatics – feeder for training program recruits for MS and PhD students
APIII merged with LITS; rebranded as Pathology Informatics 201X (in Boston) – will be most successful meeting ever
Over 90 abstract submitted – previous high 74 (2009)
Non-restricted educational support (grants) total $280,000 – previous high $155,000
Registrations – predicting nearly 400 – previous high 285
Planning Pathology Informatics certificate program in collaboration with DBMI
Launched new Journal of Pathology Informatcs – open source, soon PubMed Indexed
Next step merger of national member organization (Assoc Path Info) into 501c3
DBMI FY10 Highlights
“…to advance the field of pathology informatics as an academic and a clinical subspecialty of pathology…”
New sites (2011)
16 SITES DEPLOYED AND 7 SITES IN DEPLOYMENT
Baobab vision is to use technological innovation to improve the delivery of healthcare in the developing world
Founded in 2000
46 employees of whom 43 are Malawian
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HOLD THE DATES:
Pathology Informatics 2011 – October 4-7th
Pathology Informatics 2012 – Chicago, IL
Featuring a “Whole Slide Imaging (WSI)” Bake-Off
Real Time Use of WSI systems by Pathologists