HOBI Ph.D. Student Selected for AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium’s Student Paper Competition

Hansi Zhang, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (HOBI), has been chosen to participate in the Student Paper Competition at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2018 Annual Symposium.  This year, the symposium will be held in San Francisco from Nov. 3-7. The symposium theme is “Data, Technology, and Innovation for Better Health.”

Student papers are selected by the AMIA Scientific Program Committee and forwarded to the Student Paper Advisory Committee, which nominates eight finalists for presentation at an oral competition during the symposium.

Zhang will present his paper, “Computable Eligibility Criteria through Ontology-driven Data Access: A Case Study of Hepatitis C Virus Trials,” on Sunday, Nov. 4. During this competition, Zhang will deliver a 15-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute question and answer session.

The eight finalists will be scored according to three factors: their written manuscript, their verbal presentation, and their performance during the question and answer session. These scores determine the third, second, and first place award winners in recognition of the best student papers. Winners will be announced at the symposium’s opening plenary session on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Zhang’s mentors at UF are Jiang Bian, Ph.D., assistant professor in HOBI, and William Hogan, M.D., M.S. professor in HOBI.