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School of Informatics and Computing Students Awarded Healthcare Society Scholarship

December 19, 2013

Students in the Health Informatics program at the School of Informatics and Computing were recently awarded Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Indiana scholarships.

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The HIMSS Foundation awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry.

The winning students were awarded scholarships in varying amounts.  The list of award recipients is as follows:

Hamed Abedtash  PhD $2500

David Chartash     PhD  $2500

Kathy Vanosdol    MS    $2500

Brad  Richards     MS    $5000

The School of Informatics and Computing would like to recognize and congratulate these students whose excellence in the classroom has resulted in them receiving this scholarship.

“Several deserving students across the state applied for the HIMSS Indiana Scholarship. We are very excited that four of the scholarships awarded this year went to these outstanding students in the Health Informatics program,” said Health Informatics Director and Associate Professor of Health Informatics, Dr. Josette Jones.

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology.  HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

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