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Congratulations to ICES-Farr Institute research fellowship recipients


ICES and The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research are pleased to announce the two successful recipients of fellowships from the ICES-Farr Institute Research Fellowship Exchange Program competition.

Margot Yann, a computer scientist and post-doctoral trainee at ICES, will be working with David Ford, professor of health informatics at Swansea University in Wales. Dr. Yann will compare deep learning algorithms for congestive heart failure with existing rule-based algorithms using electronic health records housed at ICES and the Farr Institute.

Meghna Jani, a rheumatologist and lecturer at Manchester University, will be working with scientist Alan Forster and his team at ICES uOttawa. Currently, Dr. Jani is leading a project on the comparative safety of opioids for non-malignant pain. She will be replicating part of her analysis using linked data from The Ottawa Hospital to develop a prediction model to estimate the likelihood of life-threatening respiratory depression in new users of opioids, and to assess patient outcomes for those who develop respiratory depression in hospital.

ICES and The Farr Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2016 to work together toward the international advancement of outcomes in areas of health data science. The Research Fellowship Exchange Program will support collaboration between the two partners and build on current projects related to health data science in Canada and the UK. 

The call for fellowship applicants attracted a number of highly qualified candidates; thank you to all who applied.


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