In her talk, Ann Fruhling, Ph.D., will present research evaluating a new innovative interactive technology designed to enhance patient experiences. The study, "Natural-Setting PHR Usability Evaluation using the NASA TLX to Measure Cognitive Load of Patients,” examined the usability/usefulness of a new computer application for cardiovascular patients to enter their personal health history information prior to visiting a doctor.
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About the Speaker
Ann Fruhling, Ph.D., is the Charles W. and Margre H. Durham Distinguished Professor of the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) and served as the founding Director of the IS&T School of Interdisciplinary Informatics for the past ten years. The School is the home of four degrees: Cybersecurity, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics, IT Innovation. She has accomplished over 100 publications and received $8.4 Million in research-related funding. Her research continues to focus on evaluating and improving human to computer interaction efficiency and effectiveness in the healthcare and public health domains.
2020-2021 Series Theme
Speakers and events for the 2020-2021 Curious People Series represent UNO's Big Ideas. These highlight areas of campus strength, especially where there are opportunities to enhance scholarly, research, and creative activities at UNO.
The six themes span campus to advance student experiences and community partnerships while deepening our connections to Omaha and Nebraska. “Through the Big Ideas process, the campus community has articulated a clear set of priorities for us to invest,” says Sacha Kopp, Ph.D., Senior Vice Chancellor, UNO Office of Academic Affairs.
|Date||UNO Big Idea||Speaker||Link to Event|
|October 29, 2020||Transforming Wellness and Aging Through Business, Informatics and Gerontology||Ann Fruhling, Ph.D.||Learn More|
|November 30, 2020||Ted Kooser Center for Health Humanities||Peggy Jones, MFA||Coming Soon|
|January 2020||Security and Intelligence Studies||Gina Ligon, Ph.D.||Coming Soon|
|February 2020||Biomechanical Rehabilitation and Manufacturing||Jorge Zuniga, Ph.D.||Coming Soon|
|February 2020||STEM TRAIL Center||Christine Cutucache, Ph.D.||Coming Soon|
|March 2020||Samuel Bak Institute||Mark Celinscak, Ph.D.||Coming Soon|
General Series Information
Curious People Series events feature a UNO Faculty who speaks about a topic they are an expert in or have studied in their personal and academic lives.
The goal of this series is to stimulate curiosity among attendees. Curiosity has many benefits to those who ask questions, including an increase in the ability to learn and retain information, personal growth, openness to new opportunities, and overcoming stereotypes. It also increases problem-solving skills, maintains a sense of wonder that helps with innovation, and creates positive interpersonal interactions.