WHITE 2016 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

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WHITE2016
CALLFORNOMINATIONS
DoctoralConsortiumatthe7thAnnualWorkshoponHealthITandEconomics
October20th,WestinAlexandria,DCMetro[MainConferenceOctober21-22nd]
www.rhsmith.umd.edu/chids/white
WearepleasedtoannouncetheinauguralWHITE2016DoctoralConsortiumasapre-conferenceevent
for the 7th Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE). The consortium will be held on
October20th,2016,from1pmto6pm,withadinnerfollowing,inAlexandriaVA.Theconsortiumwill
provideanopportunityfordoctoralstudentstoreceivefeedbackontheirresearch,networkanddiscuss
career issues. All interested PhD students and recent post-docs working on research in the areas of
healthinformationsystems,healtheconomics,clinicalfieldsandhealthpolicyareinvitedtoapply,aswe
areseekingmulti-disciplinaryconversations.
Confirmedfacultyadvisersinclude(withmoreadvisersbeingadded):
- RituAgarwal,RobertH.SmithSchoolofBusiness
- GordonGao,RobertH.SmithSchoolofBusiness
- JeffMcCullough,UniversityofMichigan
Acceptance to the consortium will be based on a review of the application materials. Preference for
attendancewillbegiventostudentswhowillhavedefendedtheirdissertationproposalsbutnottheir
dissertations by the date of the consortium, and to those whose institutions or fields would not
otherwiseberepresented.Thereisnocosttoattend,andparticipantswillreceivea$100discounton
themainconferenceregistration.Alimitedamountofadditionaltravelsupportmaybeoffered.
Theapplicationpacketshouldinclude:
1) A1-pageinformationaldocumentwith:Nameofapplicant;Institutionalaffiliation;Dissertationtitle
(ifapplicable);Expectedcompletiondate;Educationalbackground;Professionalbackground/prior
workexperience;Futurecareeraspirations.
2) Asummaryoftheapplicant’sresearch(maximumof2pages)
3) A brief letter from the dissertation chair/advisor supporting the student’s participation in the
DoctoralConsortium.
The due date for applications and letters of recommendation is August 1st, 2016. Decisions will be
announced on Aug 19th, 2016. Please email all application materials as a single PDF file to:
[email protected] For questions, please contact Gordon Gao ([email protected]), or Jeff
McCullough([email protected]),thisyear’sWHITEDoctoralConsortiumco-chairs.Pleasesharethis
announcementwithanydoctoralstudentsyouknowwhomightbeinterested.Forfurtherinformation
and updates about the WHITE conference, please visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/chids/white. WHITE is
sponsoredbytheUnitedStatesAgencyforHealthcareResearch&Quality(AHRQ),andtheCenterfor
HealthInformationandDecisionSystems(CHIDS)attheUniversityofMaryland.
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