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For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2014

Contact: Kevin Nash

University of Maryland School of Nursing Student Awarded Medical Informatics Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Fellowship aims to produce future leaders in medical informatics research.

Kyunsook GartrellBaltimore, Md. –Kyunsook Gartrell, MS ’10, RN, BSN ’05, a PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been awarded the Medical Informatics Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship is a component of the Medical Informatics Training Program at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC).

The yearlong fellowship, which begins July 1, provides training and research opportunities for PhD and MD students, with a goal of producing future leaders in medical informatics research. Fellowship recipients will work with LHNCBC research staff preceptors, which will provide opportunities to make significant contributions to their fields.

“This fellowship will allow me to receive further training in nursing informatics while I continue to expand my area of expertise, particularly in electronic personal health records,” Gartrell said. “I’m looking forward to being involved in ongoing, high-level research projects at the National Library of Medicine.”

Awardees must have experience in content-based image retrieval, document image analysis and understanding, medical image processing, named entity recognition, natural language processing, or Web document analysis. Gartrell’s background is in Web documentation analysis.

“This is a great opportunity for Kyunsook to continue to sharpen her informatics skills as she continues on her journey to be a leader in informatics research,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN.  “We are extremely pleased that Kyunsook is being recognized for her work in informatics.”

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked eleventh nationally. Enrolling 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.

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