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

UIC computer science professor Barbara Di Eugenio is the recipient of a new four-year NIH R01 award entitled “SCH: INT: MyPHA: Automatically generating personalized accounts of in‐patient hospitalization.”

Eugenio’s ongoing research is a collaborative effort between East and West campus with co-principal investigators Andrew Boyd and Karen Dunn Lopez (Applied Health Sciences), Pamela Martyn-Nemeth (Nursing), Richard Cameron (Liberal Arts and Sciences), Debaleena Chattopadhyay (Computer Science), and Amer Ardati and Carolyn Dickens (Medicine). “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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