Fall 2016 Data Science Initiative Town Hall/Orientation

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

On Saturday, August 20th new and continuing students from both the Health Informatics and the Data Science and Business Analytics programs attended the Fall 2106 Data Science Initiative.

A special welcome to the 2016 Summer/Fall HI Cohort and let us introduce you to the newest HI students:

Welcome by Faculty and Staff
The day kicked off with program updates and overviews from Dr. Hadzikadic (DSI), Dr. Saunders (HI), Dr. Wilson (DSBA).  
Josh Hertel and Carly Mahedy concluded the welcome session.  The topics discussed included graduate assistantships,
Internships, the fall Industry Advisory Board meetings, the 2017 Frontier Analytics Conference and more.  
We will keep you updated on all these activities and events via e-mail and Facebook.

HI Student Advisory Board

Members of the Health Informatics Student Advisory Board talked about the SAB's role and invited HI students to get involved with SAB projects activities and events.
To learn more about the HI SAB mission or to get involved with SAB events and projects click on the links below:

They also facilitated a fun networking activity, that (possibly? maybe?) included some singing!

The day ended with students breaking into program groups for Q&A with the program directors.

Academic Resources and Upcoming Events Handouts
To keep you connected and up to date we have assembled electronic copies of the day’s hand-outs. They include information about upcoming events an academic calendar, academic and professional resources,social media links, upcoming events.
Please take a moment to click on the links and download the handouts you find helpful:

Upcoming Events:

Click on the links below for more details:

  • The Art of Networking
    • Sponsored by the Graduate School 
    • Tuesday, September 20, 2016  
    • 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Premier, Inc. Corp. Headquarters in Ballantyne
  • Analytics Frontiers Conference 2017
    • Mark your calendar & bookmark the website
    • March 28-30 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton Uptown Charlotte
    • The conference will have opportunities for Data Science Initiative students to plan and participate in next year’s conference
  • HIMSS17 Conference in Orlando
    • Opportunity for Student Members to serve as program assistants at the HIMSS17 Annual Conference in Orlando (all expenses paid)

Thanks to all who attended and we missed all of you who could not attend!
Have a great fall semester!