The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of$325,538 to DePaul University for support of the project “REU Site: MedIX:Medical Informatics Experiences in Undergraduate Research" under thedirection of Daniela Raicu and Jacob Furst. After six years of funding, theprogram will continue for three more years and be hosted by the MedicalInformatics Laboratory at DePaul University and the Imaging Research Instituteat the University of Chicago. The MedIX program aims to 1) encourage talentedundergraduates to pursue graduate education, especially undergraduatesunderrepresented in information technology, and b) expose students tointerdisciplinary research, especially at the border of information technologyand medicine.
Statistics on the previous REU MedIX Program (2005-2010)include:
• 81% students had at least oneresearch publication
• 39 publications (4 journal papers, 25conference papers, 10 extended abstracts)
• 3 honor theses and senior projects, 4fellowships to support graduate school, and 1 Computing Research Association(CRA) honor mention for outstanding undergraduate research
More information on the MedIX program: http://facweb.cs.depaul.edu/research/vc/medix