Winning Student Design Challenge

Steve Chamberlin, ND (’09), MAc (’15), was part of a team from the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Biomedical Informatics program that won first place in a Student Design Challenge held recently by the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Chamberlin is a National Library of Medicine Fellow in the Bioinformatics & Computational Biology track within the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the university. The first place finish was the third year in a row for the OHSU team. Their submission, titled “SocialVue: Making Social Determinants of Health Visible in the EHR,” was for software that creates an overlay for social determinates of health in an Electronic Health Record system. Five naturopathic doctors contributed to the design of the software, including NUNM faculty members Kim Tippens, ND, MPH, MSAOM; Maleah Ermac, ND (’06); and Paul Kalnins, ND (’93), MSOM (’95).