Penn State National Science Foundation Center for Health Organization Transformation
(Penn State CHOT) - An Industry-University Cooperative Research Center
Drs. Brandon Fornwalt and Christopher Haggerty from  Geisinger's Department of Imaging Science & Innovation  visit Penn State CHOT.
Geisinger Site Visit
3D Biventricular DENSE Image
Image from Geisinger's Department of Imaging Science & Innovation 
Leveraging Electronic Health Record (EHR) in Cardiology

Dr. Brandon Fornwalt and Dr. Christopher Haggerty presented "Leveraging Large EHR, Imaging and Genomic Datasets to Generate New Knowledge in Cardiology." These datasets lead to new knowledge that is relevant to patients with heart disease and may change our current understanding of "normal" cardiac function.

Geisinger's Department of Imaging Science & Innovation  
Brandon Fornwalt, MD, Ph.D.
Imaging Science Leadership

Dr. Fornwalt directs the Cardiac Imaging Technology Laboratory at Geisinger, which is a group of engineers, researchers and physician scientists within Geisinger's Department of Imaging Science & Innovation. Projects span multiple fields, including but not limited to biomechanics, image processing, software development, machine Learning, clinical science and medicine, genomics, physiology, and biostatistics and bioinformatics.

Dr. Fornwalt's Research Profile
Christopher M. Haggerty, Ph.D.
Penn State Alumnus at Geisinger

Geisinger's Dr. Haggerty is an alumnus of Penn State's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Penn State Schreyer Honors College. His primary interests include using cardiac mechanics to better understand heart disease, integrating advanced cardiac imaging and genetics to study inherited cardiomyopathies, and improving outcomes for patients with congenital heart disease.

Learn more about Dr. Haggerty

Penn State Students at Geisinger

The Department of Imaging Science & Innovation  has provided research experiences with two gap year students and one summer intern from Penn State. Dr. Fornwalt indicated that Geisinger is always hiring and looking for talented people to join their team and encourages CHOT scholars and collaborators to learn about Geisinger opportunities.

Research Careers
Looking Forward to 2018
CHOT Research Themes
CHOT Research Themes
Research Projects

Penn State CHOT will be accepting interdisciplinary research project abstracts that align with CHOT research themes and industry member interests. 

Contact us if you would like more information or to discuss specific research topics.

Email for details!
CHOT Symposium at Altoona

CHOT is getting ready for a road trip to Penn State Altoona in February for a Winter Symposium. We will be coordinating the event with Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing, Delores "Dede" McCreary. Details will be coming soon on our event page. 

Email if you or your organization would like to be involved.

CHOT Events
People at CHOT
CHOT Director in Penn State News

Dr. Tucker serves on team organizing artificial intelligence event in the U.K.  >>

Industrial Engineering Colloquium Series

 Sunghoon Lim, Ph.D. Candidate, Industrial Engineering, presents 
"Clustering-based Real-time Population Health Management Using Online User-generated Data"   >>

December Break

Penn State will close for the December break: 
December 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2017, and January 1, 2018.


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