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Engineering | Undergraduate Research

Multi-Dimensional Patient Care Model

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Dr. Zoe Lacroix, Associate Research Professor in the Polytechnic School, is seeking a future FURI applicant or Honors Research/Thesis student to work on the Multi-Dimensional Patient Care Model.

There is a plethora of patient data captured at physicians’ practices, clinical sites, and laboratories. They include medical records, systematic documentations of the patients’ medical history and care, images produced by various technologies (i.e. ultrasound, magnetic resonance, positron emission tomography, computed tomography, endoscopy, mammograms, digital radiography), and laboratory results (hematology, chemistry, immunology, flow cytometry, microbiology), etc. Patient data are significantly heterogeneous and poorly integrated in current care practice. The project investigates methods for the aggregation of multi-scale clinical, biomedical, contextual, and environmental information, data and unified extensible metadata standards, and decision support tools to facilitate optimized patient-centered evidence-based decisions.

Dr. Lacroix is inviting talented undergraduate students to join her team to design and develop new models and technology to support the integration of patient data. Students familiar with or interested to learn more on database, ontology management tools (e.g., Protégé), data mining, Semantic Web will be able to use those skills to contribute to the project. Students interested to join the team will work closely with a graduate student and under the supervision of Dr. Lacroix. Successful undergraduate students typically have the opportunity to co-author research papers and present their work at workshops and conferences.

Please contact Dr. Lacroix by email at Include FURI and the project name in the title and attach your resume.


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