Digital Health Symposium

Digital Health Symposium

The First Annual Health Technology Symposium was held at the UNC Health Sciences Library on February 23, 2018. The theme of the event was “Digital Health Everywhere”, and the symposium spanned a wide range of digital health topics. Speakers included UNC researchers, students, and library staff, as well as representatives from industry, government, and non-profits. Topics ranged from app development for different user groups, novel devices for research, ethics in digital health work, and more.

Digital health is a growing area of research, clinical care, and education. New devices, mobile apps, software, and data sources are radically changing all of these areas as we move to the future of medicine. Traditional health technology hasn’t always included areas like the humanities and social sciences, the international context, cultural differences, and the interplay between academic work and the world of industry and government. The symposium sought to explore these areas, showcasing the library’s efforts in the field, and encouraging the expanded definition of digital health.

Slide presentations, available as Adobe PDF files, have been linked below.

Schedule for Symposium

(Times and topics are subject to change)

Time Presentation
8:30 AM


9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Elaine Westbrooks, MLIS
Vice Provost of University Libraries & University Librarian
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Javed Mostafa, PhD
Director, Carolina Health Informatics Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9:30 AM

Heart Rate Variability For Monitoring Mind And Body

Jason Moore
CEO, Elite HRV

10:00 AM

Augmented Reality Games for UNC Children’s Hospital

Richard Preston Hobbs III, MD
Director, UNC School of Medicine Technology in Medical Education Program
Director, Medical Student Education in Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Academic Hospitalist
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Madison Walls
Project Manager, UNC Emerging Technologies Lab

10:30 AM


10:45 AM

Digital Health Rhetoric, a Patient’s Perspective

Sarah Singer
PhD Candidate
Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

11:15 AM

NC Farmworker Health Assessment Application

Allison Lipscomb, MPH
Farmworker Health Program Data Specialist
NC DHHS Office of Rural Health

11:45 AM

Lunch/Posters/Live Demos

Lunch will be provided

Demo participants scheduled:

12:30 PM

New Frontiers of Digital Health Research

Robert Furberg, MBA | PhD
Senior Clinical Informaticist & Research Technologist
RTI International

1:00 PM

Digital Health Initiatives at UNC Health Sciences Library

Brian Moynihan, MBA | MSIS | MA
Head, Health Technology and Informatics
Health Sciences Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1:15 PM

Virtual Reality and Health

Jason Jerald, PhD
Co-Founder & Principal Consultant
NextGen Interactions

1:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Nandita S. Mani, PhD
Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences & Director
Health Sciences Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2-3:00 PM


Parking/Directions for the Health Sciences Library

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