Computer science team developing system to ensure privacy in electronic health records
Two UT Arlington researchers are leading a collaborative National
Science Foundation project to protect personal, electronic healthcare
data while ensuring that the anonymous records can be used for secondary
analysis and improved health care, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and TMCnet.com reported.
Associate Professor Heng Huang and Professor Guatam Das, both of the UT
Arlington Computer Science & Engineering Department, are leading
Alejandro del Carmen, chair of the UT Arlington Department of
Criminology and Criminal Justice, said in an Associated Press story that
it might seem as if deadly violence has increased because the Internet
and social media delivers vivid news from everywhere in almost real
time. "We learn about the nature of how violent these acts are, see
pictures of the victims, reporters talk to neighbors that knew the
victims, and there's a tendency of humanizing and personalizing this
story in a ways we never have before." Del Carmen's comments were part
of the AP story that ran at NPR.org and ABC News.com.
Taylor and Shirlee Gandy will be awarded the Distinguished
Philanthropists Award primarily through efforts that funded the Kennedy
Tribute in downtown Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. But Casa Mañana and The University of Texas at Arlington also
have benefited from the Gandys’ fundraising expertise. The Association
of Fundraising Professionals will honor several philanthropists at a
Wednesday awards ceremony in celebration of National Philanthropy Day.
Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate political science professor, said
one reason voters will stay away from the polls today stems in the
difficulty in understanding the way the proposed constitutional
amendments are composed and written, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. “Constitutional Amendments do matter because once passed it
is difficult to overturn them since they are now part of the
Constitution,” Saxe said.