Showing posts from 2019

Doctoral Student's Paper Published in IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering Journal

Adrien Badré, an exchange student from Clermont Ferrand, France, earned his Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics from OU in 2018 and is pursuing a doctorate in computer science. Badré worked on his master’s thesis under the guidance of Dr. Shima Mohebbi. His thesis, , Secure Decentralized Decisions to Enhance Coordination in Consolidated Hospital Systems, was published in the October IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering journal. The paper’s co-authors include Dr. Shima Mohebbi, , and Leili Soltanisehat, a doctoral student in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The paper focuses on shared decision-making paradigm and patients referral, which has become a crucial solution to build a consolidated healthcare system. According to the abstract , while there is some research in the healthcare literature discussing the advantages and disadvantages of shared decision making, its efficiency has not been addressed quantitatively. In this pa

University of Oklahoma Scholar Awarded Astronaut Scholarship

Emily Thomas receives Astronaut Scholarship from former NASA astronaut Curtis Brown. Emily Thomas, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, a junior biomedical engineering major in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, was named a member of the 2019 Astronaut Scholar Class. Thomas is one of 52 scholars from 38 universities across the nation to receive the prestigious $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Thomas has been assisting in research efforts at the OU Translational Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, where her focus has been in the development of tissue engineering scaffolds that can be used to promote spinal cord regeneration. She is also a member of OU’s Biomedical Engineering Society Chapter and attended the BMES Annual Meeting in October 2018 to present a poster on her research. “Emily is leading by example, not only in the classroom, but as demonstrated in her undergraduate research experiences that are contributing to her future aspi

Water activist honored with OU International Water Prize

Gebeyehu recognized for training and empowerment in home water treatment Martha Gebeyehu, coordinator for Ethiopia’s Water Expertise and Training Centre, was presented the OU International Water Prize and gave the plenary lecture at the sixth Biennial OU International WaTER Conference banquet on Sept. 17, 2019 to an audience of around 180 Conference attendees at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Gebeyehu was named the recipient of the 2019 International Water Prize in September of 2018 by a panel of five water experts from around the world during the 2018 OU International WaTER Symposium. Gebeyehu was selected for her ongoing commitment to empowering and training people to manage their own water and sanitation. “Martha is serving some of the world’s poorest in some of the most rural and remote regions of Ethiopia,” said Shauna Curry, chief executive officer of the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology. “Her belief in the power of peopl