• The High School Scholars Competition

    AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium High School Scholars participants

AMIA 2015 High School Scholars Program

 

The AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium in San Francisco will include a dedicated presentations, educational activities, and networking events for high school students and high school teachers participating in educational and research partnerships with biomedical informatics researchers across the United States. Participants are high school students, who have participated in educational or research activities at biomedical informatics programs whose entries were evaluated by the scholars review committee.

Monday, November 16  
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Room: Yosemite C

S51: Five submissions were selected for an oral presentation.

Efficient Unsupervised Feature Selection for EMR Phenotyping
F. Cai, Stuyvesant High School; K. Liao, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; J. Minnier, Oregon Health & Science University; S. Yu, Tsinghua University

Comparison of Query Performance of a Research Data Warehouse Stored in a Relational Star Schema Database vs in a NoSQL Document-Store Database
M. Patel, Absegami High School; B. Shirey, University of Pittsburgh

Convolutional Neural Networks for Identifying Transcription Factor Binding Motifs
L. Schmit, Winchester Thurston High School; J. Dutta-Moscato, X. Lu, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Panoptiq Imaging System Compared with Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) for Challenging Pathology Cases
K. Shajihan, Sewickley Academy; S. Monaco, I. Ahmed, J. Duboy. L. Pantanowitz, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Relationship of IT Sophistication to Quality Measures in a National Study of Nursing Homes
B. Striegel, Lighthouse Preparatory Academy; G. Alexander, Sinclair School of Nursing/University of Missouri

High School Scholars Poster Presentation

Monday, November 16 
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Room: Grand Ballroom

Poster Session 1: Five submissions were selected for a poster presentation.

BioTurk: Crowd Verification of the Construction and Augmentation of Biological Pathways
R. Hong, The Bishop’s School; S. Koruga, V. Yao, A. Tadych, Princeton University; A. Wong, Simons Foundation; Y. Lee, A. Krishnan, Princeton University; N. Mitiku, Mount Sinai Hospital; S. Kamvar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; O. Troyanskaya, Princeton University

Information Seeking Behaviors of Pregnant Women and their Caregivers: Technology Usage and Preferences
H. Huth, The Harpeth Hall School; S. Anders, G. Purcell Jackson, Vanderbilt University

Methodology for Cross Talk of Pathways: Case Study EGFR Pathway in Breast Cancer
Z. Kokan, Part Tudor High School; M. Pradhan, M. Palakal, IUPUI

Analyzing Workflow Patterns in Large Datasets: Exploring the Vanderbilt Outpatient Whiteboard
B. Lason Jackson, Academic Magnet High School; B. Steitz, K. Unertl, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

GWAS Variants in Asthma Susceptibility in African American Youth
O. Risse-Adams, Lowell High School; J. Adams, Stanford University; M. White, University of California San Francisco; P. Goddard, University of California Los Angeles; S. Oh, E. Burchard, D. Hu, M. Spear, S. Huntsman, C. Eng, University of California San Francisco

High School Scholars Review Committee

Jos Aarts, PhD, FACMI, University at Buffalo
James Cimino, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Henry Feldman, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Kate Fultz Hollis, MS, Oregon Health & Science University
Adi Gundlapalli, MD, PhD, University of Utah School of Medicine
Brandyn Lau, Johns Hopkins University
S. Trent Rosenbloom, MD, MPH, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Kim Unertl, PhD, Vanderbil University
John T. Finnell, MD, Regenstrief Institute
Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, Brown University


Call for Participation

The AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium in San Francisco will include a dedicated presentation session, educational activities, and networking events for high school students and high school teachers participating in educational and research partnerships with biomedical informatics researchers across the United States. High school students, who have participated in educational or research activities at biomedical informatics programs, are invited to submit presentations and abstracts for consideration in the High School Scholars Program and Competition.

The High School Scholars Competition entry will be judged on the high school student’s specific contributions to the project, which must be clearly delineated both in the presentation and in the abstract. Work performed as part of a large, collaborative effort is acceptable. Only individual high school students, not groups, may submit papers for consideration in the High School Scholars Competition. Preparation of the presentation and abstract must primarily be the work of the student. Co-authorship with the high school student’s research mentor is required; additional co-authors may be included if appropriate, but the majority of the content should be the work of the first author (who must be the high school student).

Funds will be available to defray the costs for each selected high school scholar and a teacher from their high school to travel to and attend the high school scholar events at the AMIA Annual Symposium in San Francisco.

Students interested in participating in the session should prepare the following materials:

1. A PowerPoint presentation that provides background, methodology, results, and discussion about the research project. Presentations should be no more than 10 minutes in length (i.e., maximum 10 slides).  Authors should include a slide acknowledging any funding sources for the research project.

2. A one-page (8.5 x 11 inch) extended document that must include:

  • The name, high school, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) for the high school student
  • The name, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors
  • A structured manuscript must be submitted that includes the following sections:

a) Abstract – A 50-75 word synopsis of the study. (This abstract should be the same as what will be entered into the submission system.)
b) Introduction – A short background and objective(s) of the study
c) Methods – Design, setting (if appropriate), patients or participants (if appropriate), interventions (if appropriate), and main outcome measurement
d) Results – Key findings
e) Discussion – Key conclusions with direct reference to the foundational or methodological advancement or biomedical application

  • One additional optional page may be included for figures or tables and references.
  • The submission must also include on a separate page:

1. The name and contact information for the Principal (or other administrative leader) at the student’s High School.
2. The name and contact information for the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

By submitting to the High School Scholars Competition, students are agreeing to travel to and participate in the AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium. Selected high school students will be expected to arrive at the symposium on Sunday (November 15, 2015) and remain at the symposium through Tuesday afternoon (November 17, 2015). Attendance for the full period of time is required if selected. Funding will be available to support student travel expenses (airfare, lodging, meals) during their Symposium attendance.

Submissions are due September 9, 2015. All submissions will be peer reviewed by a subset of the AMIA 2015 Scientific Program Committee and additional experts in the field. Decisions will be returned to the students no later than September 30, 2015.

Selected submissions will be subject to verification of high school student status; Eligibility is limited to those who, as of September 1, 2015, are high school students.

Submission site: https://amiaannual2015.abstractcentral.com  Select "High School Scholars" as the submission type. Contact Dasha Cohen at dasha@amia.org if you have any questions or require any assistance.