Selected Awards

Post-Doctorate Biomedical and Health Informatics Fellowship Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 

Paper Finalist for the Diana Forsythe Award   "Barriers to Organizing Information during Cancer Care: “I don’t know how people do it.” Published in The Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Annual Symposium, in Washington, D.C. November 8 – 12.

National Library of Medicine Fellowship Received to study how patients use information to navigate the healthcare system, interact with health information & coordinate distributed care.

Urban Leadership Award  ($434,000) – Received as Director of Erie Technology Center Presented by the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation ($434,000) presented to Erie to develop innovative community-based technology education centers on Chicago's northwest side.

Learning in a Global Environment Award($150,000) – Received as Director of Erie Technology Center, A National Kellogg Foundation Education Grant presented to leverage technology to provide educational services to at-risk youth.

Digital Divide Bridge Grant ($100,000) – Received as Director of Erie Technology Center, Presented by the AOL Foundation to develop innovative connectivity & network solutions for inner-city day care providers with emphasis on childcare information & entrepreneurial resources.

Chicago Spirit Award ($50,000) – Received as Director of Erie Technology Center, Presented by the Sara Lee Foundation to Erie for innovative application of technology to meet community education needs for low-income urban residents

Digital Steppingstones Project Award for exemplary information technology public access – Received as Director of Erie Technology Center. Presented by the Thomas Rivera Policy Institute for exemplary practical uses of information technology in diverse learning environments.

Invited Participant - D3: Digital Divide Doctoral Student Workshop.  August 1-5, .  University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI.


Projects & Collaborations


Personal Health
Information Management
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Catalyzing Social Support During Cancer Care
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Founding Director (1995 - 2000) of Erie Technology Center, a community technology center (CTC) providing technology services to critical-need immigrant populations in Chicago within Erie Neighborhood House (a Settlement House founded in 1897) read more >