UIS and SIU School of Medicine researchers to collaborate on important health research
Seven faculty members from the University of Illinois Springfield and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have been awarded grants from the Caryl Towsley Moy, Ph.D., Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research.
Sameer Vohra, M.D., J.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the SIU School of Medicine and Yanhui Guo, Ph.D., UIS assistant professor of computer science, will employ big data analytics to discover patterns and correlations that might aid in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric patients. Elham Khorasani, Ph.D., UIS assistant professor of computer science, also will join the team.
Hamed Qahri-Saremi, Ph.D., UIS assistant professor of management information systems and Robert Robinson, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine at the SIU School of Medicine, will examine the different patterns of use of the Electronic Health Record system and their effects on the work routines in ambulatory health care settings. Rassule Hadidi, Ph.D., UIS professor of management information systems and Stacy Sattovia, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine at the SIU School of Medicine, also will be part of the research team.
Richard Moy, M.D. (1931-2013), founding dean of the SIU School of Medicine, and his sons Philip and Eric Moy created the $250,000 endowed fund at UIS in honor of their wife and mother, former professor Caryl Moy (1932-2010). The fund supports faculty from UIS and the SIU School of Medicine who do team-based research. Caryl Moy taught for 21 years at UIS (then Sangamon State University) beginning in 1970. She also served as a clinical professor at the SIU School of Medicine.
For more information, contact Cecilia Cornell, UIS associate vice chancellor for graduate education, at 217/206-7230 or email@example.com.