Jaime Snyder and Ari Pollack (MSIM alum) received $159,042 from the Kidney Precision Medicine Project’s (KPMP) Glue Grant program. Their project, “Designing a Visual Decision Aid for Shared Decision Making after Renal Biopsy,” builds on Dr. Pollack’s K23 award: “iKNOW IT: Increasing Knowledge in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patients through Information Technology” from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). With this KPMP grant, they will explore how image-based kidney biopsies, traditionally only viewed by clinicians, can provide key information, via a value-based decision aid, to support individuals impacted by kidney disease and help them engage in shared decision making. Of the total award, $130,755 will come to the iSchool.
Megan Finn and Amelia Acker (University of Texas at Austin) were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Studies (STS) grant of $461,085 for their collaborative research project “Data Afterlives: The long-term impact of NSF Data Management Plans on data archiving and sharing for increased access.” Of the total award, $174,054 will come to the iSchool.
Amy J. Ko has been accepted as a Senior Member of the ACM due to her technical leadership and contributions.
In addition to receiving an Honorable Mention Award at DIS 2020 (Designing Interactive Systems) for her paper “Visualizing Personal Rhythms: A Critical Visual Analysis of Mental Health in Flux,” Jaime Snyder also received a Diversity and Inclusion recognition. DIS 2020 is currently being held online and is open to everyone, with all papers and many videos available here.
Maria Garrido, along with Daniel Rekshan, Manisha Vyas, Lucas Koepke, Bree Norlander, Chris Rothschild, Araba Sey, and Chris Jowaisas, launched the Development and Access to Information Dashboards (DA2i) - a data visualization tool that tracks the progress of countries and regions in key indicators related to three areas of meaningful access to information: Connectivity, Freedom, and Gender Equity. The dashboards are a useful tool for researchers, social organizations, policy-makers, public libraries, activists, and communities, allowing them to explore connectivity, freedom and gender equity trends at the country level. The Dashboards are part of a larger initiative in collaboration with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).