$1.5M NIH grant: Improving patient experience at discharge from hospital


Professor Barbara Di Eugenio of UIC Computer Science (PI), and (co-PIs) BHIS assistant professor Andrew Boyd, Pamela Martyn-Nemeth (Nursing), Richard Cameron (Linguistics), BHIS visiting associate professor Karen Dunn Lopez, Debaleena Chattopadhyay (Computer Science), Amer Ardati (Cardiology), and Carolyn Dickens (Cardiology) are the recipients of a new four-year NIH R01 award entitled “SCH: INT: MyPHA: Automatically generating personalized accounts of in‐patient hospitalization.”

This ongoing research is a collaborative effort between East and West campus. “It is wonderful to see such a truly interdisciplinary team working on a project to use fundamental computer science and linguistics techniques to benefit hospital patients,” said Prof. Robert Sloan, Computer Science Department Head.

The award is for $1,495,213, starting in August and running to July 2022.

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