At the leading edge of nurses’ involvement

October 24, 2022

Big Data

Center for Nursing Informatics faculty are at the leading edge of nurses' involvement in several national and international initiatives. This year, the 10th annual Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science Conference held June 8-10, 2022, focused on National Patient Outcome Initiatives at the Intersection of Nursing, Informatics, and Big Data.

Clinical Associate Professor Priya Rajamani, PhD, MPH, MBBS, FAMIA, and Assistant Professor Robin Austin, PhD, DNP, DC, RN-BC, FAMIA, FNAP, received a federal Office of the National Coordinator training grant aimed to advance health equity by creating sustainable pathways to careers in public health informatics and technology for underrepresented students, and for individuals already in the public health workforce. The TRaining in Informatics for Underrepresented Minorities in Public Health (TRIUMPH) Consortium is a unique partnership between the School of Nursing and the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota and Georgia Southern University, and will also include an academic partner with HBCU designation.

Associate Professors Martin Michalowski PhD, FAMIA, and Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, RN, FAMIA, are leading efforts in the field of nursing and artificial intelligence (AI). They served on the organizing committee for the first of its kind, international workshop titled Artificial Intelligence in Nursing: Advances, Methods and Path Forward held in Nova Scotia, Canada. The workshop was organized by the international think-tank Nursing and Artificial Intelligence Leadership Collaborative, of which Pruinelli and Michalowski are founding members.

Further, the School of Nursing’s forward-thinking leadership in driving innovation across teaching, scholarship, and service resulted in the creation of the Center for Artificial Intelligence Research in Heath (HEALTHCAIR). HEALTHCAIR, a major School of Nursing initiative in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy, co-led by Michalowski and Serguei Pakhomov, PhD, provides a collaborative environment to fully realize AI’s potential in health care through educational and scholarly advancement in AI.

Center leadership changes named Austin as director and Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FACMI, FAAN, FNAP, Michalowski, and Pruinelli as co-directors. If you would like more information about these initiatives please contact center faculty at