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Dr. Qing Zeng Receives NLM Award

Qing Zeng

Qing Zeng, PhD, in the Department of Biomedical Informatics received a notice of award for a three year RO1 grant from the NIH National Library of Medicine in the amount of $973,313 starting April 1, 2012 for her project titled "Assist Patients with Medication Decisions."

Self-medication decisions related to over-the-counter (OTC) and dietary supplements are among the most common and complex decisions being made by patients. Although patients do seek information from a variety of sources, they are not always able to select the safe or effective OTC and supplements for themselves. The proposed study will address this issue through automated warning and advice.

Zeng earned her PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University. She is an Associate Professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics and a Principal Investigator at the Salt Lake City VA. Her expertise is in consumer health informatics, natural language processing, and semantic integration of clinical data.

Dr. Zeng has co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and she has led research projects funded by NIH, DOD, and the VA. She is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.