The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) offers theDr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic Endowed Scholarship for Biomedical Informaticsas an opportunity for students to further their education. Dr. Naeymi-Rad is the founder of Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), Inc. and an expert in the application of standards-based terminology solutions to problems in healthcare. Dr. Kepic is an Obstetrics & Gynecology physician.

The endowed scholarship provides an annual award of $5000 for tuition and fees for a student in the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program to obtain his or her degree while gaining practical experience in applying standards-based terminology using tools HL7 standard FHIR tools to solve health-related patient and population focused problems.

The student must currently be enrolled full-time in the OHSU Master of Science (MS) program. He or she must be a student in good standing in the program and be an on-campus student. The scholarship must be used for the student’s tuition and fees. The next scholarship will be awarded in the spring quarter of the current academic year.

Interested students are required to complete an application indicating their interest in standards-based terminology for solving problems in healthcare. The scholarship recipient will be selected by a committee of OHSU and Leap of Faith Foundation personnel, and designated as the Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic OHSU Biomedical Informatics Scholar.

The Leap of Faith Foundation was created by Frank Naeymi-Rad and Theresa Kepic to accelerate informatics innovation and the distribution of terminology-enabled applications from academic centers across electronic health record systems.