Thomas George Kannampallil

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    College: Medicine Department: Family Medicine
    Title: Senior Research Specialist
    Office: 1919 W Taylor, Room 142 Phone: 312.355.3452
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My research interests are on broadly on using computational and cognitive approaches for studying clinical work practices and activities. Specifically, my research has focused on information seeking at the point of care, communication and decision making during care transitions and RFID-based tracking of clinical activities.

    My research is also situated on the developing novel algorithmic and statistical approaches that can provide new insights on clinical data (both patient and provider).

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    I am looking for students with a background in computer science, statistics or mathematics (or a related field). The following qualifications are preferred (not expected):

    *Students should be self-motivated and driven to work with complex clinical data sets.

    *Better than working knowledge of at least in at least one programming language

    *Some (preliminary) statistical analysis skills

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Based on the specific skill sets, students will be assigned to a research project. The student will work closely under the guidance of researchers to organize and analyze multiple data sets. The students will meet with the researchers on a weekly basis. Depending on the success of the research projects, it is likely that the students will be included on research papers that are eventually written.

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