Dean's Update - November 2011
RAILSERVE TO SPONSOR GRADUATION RECEPTION
As you know, CSE hosts a reception for its graduating students the Friday
before each spring and fall semester. Restrictions on how SPSU spends its state
appropriations and tuition income mean that we have to find external sponsors to hosts
these events. I am pleased to announce that Railserve (http://www.railserve.biz/
) has offered to sponsor the fall 2011 reception, for which I am very grateful. Next
month’s Dean’s Update will provide more details on the event, including the number
of students who actually graduated.
SPSU SIGNS MOU WITH MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
As part of our continuing efforts to help organizations meet their needs for health
information technology professionals, SPSU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding
with the Morehouse School of Medicine. The MOU commits both organizations to work
together to “increase the adoption of electronic health record systems and other health
information technology systems, through, among others, the development and delivery
of education and training programs, with an emphasis on Georgia”.
GHAVI NAMED CO-DIRECTOR OF CSE CENTER FOR HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Dr Mahmoud Ghavi, who has been instrumental in a number of the CSE initiatives in
the area of health information technology, has been appointed co-director of the CSE
Center for Health Information Technology. In this capacity, Dr Ghavi will help CSE
strengthen its initiatives in the general area of HIT. I am particularly pleased
that Dr Ghavi has agreed to take on this position as the Cobb Chamber of Commerce
has emphasized the importance of HIT in its economic development plans.
SPSU AWARDED WIA GRANT FOR HIT
SPSU’s Center for Continuing Education, working with the Consort Institute, recently
received a grant under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA, http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/wia/
). The grant covers the tuition costs of students enrolled in the Accelerated Training
program in Health Information Technology that SPSU is offering jointly with the Consort
Institute. Congratulations are due to, among others, Dr Mahmoud Ghavi, Dr Russ Hunt
and Dr Abi Salimi for their hard work on obtaining the grant.