UB INFORMS Chapter Wins Award
Congratulations to the UB student INFORMS chapter who won the INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award at the level of Cum Laude. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the outstanding achievements of student chapters. The awards was presented at the Student Awards Ceremony at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
PhD Alum Wins Liberty Mutual Research Prize
A team of nine researchers including ISE PhD Alumnae Priya Pennathur has won the 2014 International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Liberty Mutual Medal. The researchers received the award for their scientific paper, "Technologies in the Wild (TiW): Human Factors Implications for Patient Safety in the Cardiovascular Operating Room" (Ergonomics, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 205-219, 2013). The winning paper describes technologies that could lead to a medical error in the cardiovascular operating room.
Bisantz participates in Health Institute Talk Show
ISE Professor Ann Bisantz participated in a recent web-broadcasted talkshow hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The program, titled Optimizing safety with the electronic health record: The latest on glitches and fixes from the frontlines" included comments by Bisantz on the role of human factors based design of EHRs in enhancing workflow and safety. A recording of the broadcast can be accessed here: WIHI Link.
Join ISE Alum Jon Norris on Twitter
ISE Alum Jon Norris (BS '04) is taking over the UBFAN Twitter account to answer your questions. A systems operation manager for Starline USA, John welcomes questions about engineering, software development, operation management & more!
UB ISE will gather Tuesday, Nov 25 from noon to 1 in Bell 341 to join in the discussion - stop by with your questions and grab a slice of pizza.
MS Alumnae Valerie Beecher Provides Safe Patient Handling Expertise
Valerie Beecher, who received an MS in Human Factors in 2002, was recently featured in the NYSUT newspaper, as part of a NYS wide task force on safe patient handling practices. She is currently an ergonomics specialist at SUNY Upstate Medica Center. Beecher describes common injuries as being "due to turning/reposition and unexpected situations such as falling patients" and recommends comprehensive, annual training on patient handling.