FSU Professor wins Distinguished Paper Award at AMIA

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently held its largest Annual Symposium yet in Washington, D.C.  The event supports research and practice in informatics and offers attendees a personal and professional educational experience.

Assistant Professor in the School of Information at Florida State University Zhe He presented a paper and a poster at the widely attended event. His paper “Comparing and Contrasting A Priori and A Posteriori Generalizability Assessment of Clinical Trials on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” offers a possible solution to the problem of poor generalizability in clinical trials.  Zhe received the AMIA 2017 Distinguished Paper Award for this paper. An award that the Awards Committee extends to only five notable and distinguished papers from the Annual Symposium.

Zhe also presented his poster “A Visual Analysis Tool for Qualitative Eligibility Criteria of Clinical Studies” at the symposium.  Still addressing clinical trials, this presentation focused on the lack of generalizability to the real-world target population. His solution involves a web-based tool that enables interactive visual analysis of the temporal constraints applied on qualitative eligibility criteria in clinical studies of various types.

You can see more of Zhe He’s research here.